The Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago, now in its 65th edition, is one of the most anticipated events of the rich cultural life of Tuscany, the most important opera festival in Italy and the only one in the world dedicated to the composer Giacomo Puccini which takes place every summer, in the months of July and August, in the places that inspired the master his immortal melodies, in a large outdoor theater of 3,400 seats, on the shores of Lake Massaiuccoli, surrounded by greenery right in front of the master's House Museum Puccini where the remains of the musician are kept and where you can admire finds and relics of life and of the glorious artistic story of Puccini.
Born in 1930 with the passing of the years it has become a prestigious event able to attract thousands of spectators from all over the world who at the Puccini Festival can listen to the greatest opera stars, under the direction of important orchestra conductors, and admire extraordinary set-ups curated by the most famous directors of Puccini masterpieces from Madama Butterfly, Turandot, La Bohème, Tosca to La fanciulla de West.
Friday, 23 August
at 9.15 pm - Madama Butterfly - Japanese tragedy in two acts with libretto by L. Illica and G. Giacosa. Music by Giacomo Puccini. Maestro Puccini composed Madama Butterfly, also called Japanese tragedy, between the summer of 1901 and December 1903 at his home in Torre del Lago, and was performed for the first time at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan on February 17, 1904. In at the 65th edition of the Puccini Festival, the work will be proposed with a new production in co-production with Opèra Royal de Wallonie-Liège.
Directed by Stefano Mazzonis of Pralafera; costumes by Fernando Ruiz. On the podium the conductor Master and conductor Nir Kabaretti. As Cio Cio San, there will be Karine Babajanyan, while F.B. Pinkerton will be Angelo Fiore.