Twentieth edition of the Easter and Pentecost Festival,
The scheduled concerts will begin on May 2nd until September 14th at the Teatro del Giglio in collaboration with the Lucchesi nel Mondo association and the Giacomo Puccini Foundation which will be the most precious gem of the Holy Cross period, with almost 150 musicians on stage busy for celebrate the day of Lucca in the name of the most important and beautiful son of the city, our "Giacomo Puccini".
As per tradition, each concert will be dedicated to supporting charities operating in the territory of the Municipality of Lucca, thanks to specific collections of funds evening after evening.
Grand finale of the festival with the Concert of Santa Croce on September 14th
9:00 pm - Teatro del Giglio - Grand Gala lyric of the Holy Cross - Puccini and his tenors.
Giovanni Cervelli, tenor.
Simone Frediani, tenor
Nicola Simone Mugnaini, tenor
Li Guoling, soprano
Deborah Vincenzi, soprano
Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by Andrea Colombini.
Scheduled ouvertures taken from Operas by
Giacomo Puccini (Manon Lescaut - Intermezzo; Tosca - Recondite harmony; La Fanciulla del west - Ch'ella believe me; Tosca - I lived in art; Tosca - And the stars shone; Turandot - You gel that you encircle; Turandot - No dorma)
Giuseppe Verdi (The strength of destiny; La Traviata - Prelude act 1; Rigoletto - The woman is mobile; Aida - Celeste Aida; Il Trovatore - Of that Pira; La traviata - Libiamo or glad glasses; La Traviata - follies ... always ... free),
Johann Strauss jr (Die Fledermaus),
Gaetano Donizetti (The elixir of love - Una furtiva lagrima),
Ruggero Leoncavallo (The clowns - Recitar ... veste la giubba) and Wagner (Die meistersinger von nuernberg - Morgenlicht leuchtend, Walthers Preislied).
(Reduced admission for residents of Lucca and in the Province while seats available)