Tanti Baci is the title chosen for the 67th edition of the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago. The theme and fil rouge of the entire festival combining many events on the billboard. Kisses in all different aspects explored through new compositions in one of the most expected events in the rich cultural life of Tuscany.
The most important opera festival in Italy and the only in the world dedicated to the composer Giacomo Puccini takes place every summer, in the months of July and August, in the places that inspired the maestro to write his immortal melodies, in a large open-air theater, on the shore of Lake Massaiuccoli, surrounded by greenery right in front of Maestro Puccini's Museum.
A prestigious event attracting a big audience from all over the world to listen to the greatest opera-stars at the Puccini Festival, under the direction of important conductors, and to admire extraordinary performances curated by the most famous directors of Puccini's masterpieces ranging from Tosca and Turandot to La Bohème.
In the program on Friday 24 July
9.15 pm - Gran Teatro Giacomo Puccini | Turandot. Turandot. Lyric drama in 3 acts, on a libretto by G. Adami and R. Simoni, lnot finished by Giacomo Puccini. For the 67th edition of the Puccini Festival, the opera goes on stage with the finale composed in 2001 by Luciano Berio who worked on 23 of the 30 notes left by Puccini. Berio's finale, more demanding from the vocal point of view, had its world premiere in 2002 at the Canary Islands Festival.
The opera is staged with a new staging co-produced with the Teatro Goldoni in Livorno which bears the signature of the great director Daniele Abbado. Catherine Naglestad plays the role of Princess Turandot, Ivan Magrì is Calaf, the Unknown Prince, while Emanuela Sgarlata plays the character of Liù. On the podium Maestro John Axelrod. Scenes Angelo Linzalata, costumes Giovanna Buzzi.
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