The Puccini Festival
In the summer months, almost every Italian village, town or city has a music festival with many devoted to opera . Opera is a major part of life in Italy and well worth including on a travel itinerary.
The annual Puccini festival in July and August is one of the most popular events on the opera calendar and many of the operas performed at the open-air theatre at Torre del Lago are subsequently staged in other world famous venues. The Festival has been running since 1930 and now takes place in an open-air theatre seating up to 3,370 people.
Villa Casanova is fortunate to be located very close to Torre del
Lago . The hillside which forms part of the hotel grounds overlooks
Torre del Lago and Lake Massaciuccoli with it’s grassy marshes where
Puccini , the sportsman loved to shoot and fish. Puccini was born in
Lucca but lived for most of his life in Torre del Lago where his
Festival has it’s home. Here he was inspired to write many operas
including La Boheme.
Many world famous artists perform in the Festival each year. The 2011 program included Turandot, Madame Butterfly and Tosca.
Please see the schedule for 2013 below.
Albergo Casanova will be very pleased to obtain tickets for hotel guests. Please contact
58° FESTIVAL PUCCINI 2013
Gran Teatro all'Aperto G. Puccini, Torre del Lago Puccini
July - August 2013
The program and the cast may change
All performances start at 9.15 pm
Puccini Festival Dates 2013
- Friday 26th July
- Wednesday 7th August
- Friday 16th August
- Thursday 22nd August
- Saturday 13th July
- Saturday 20th July
- Thursday 8th August
- Saturday 24th August
RIGOLETTO by Verdi
- Friday 19th July
- Saturday 27th July
- Friday 9th August
- Friday 23rd August
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA AND IL TABARRO
- Friday 12th July
- Saturday 10th August
- Saturday 17h August
How to Buy Tickets
You can book by fax, or e-mail addressed to the Office Ticket. It also conducts telephone sales by credit card. The booking will be confirmed if followed by the payment of the total. The name of the purchaser are the booking reference code. Please provide full address and telephone number for communications.
We accept only credit cards Visa / Mastercard
Provide your name and surname of the holder, number and expiry date of the paper.
Puccini Festival Foundation - Box Office
Via delle Torbiere, 55049 Torre del Lago Puccini
(do not accept money orders online)
Puccini Festival Foundation, the Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Torre del Lago
Bankers: C / C 7697.30 ABI 01030 CAB 24804
IBAN-code IT OR 01030 24804 000000 769730 72 Swift-code: PASC IT MM
(bank charges debited to the client)
Tickets can be picked up at the ticket office in the evening the same Opera, at least one hour before, on presentation of an identity document and / or receipt of the transfer or postal order. If the payment is done through debiting your credit card and if the owner can not personally pick up the tickets, tickets for the withdrawal of the receipt of the transaction and, if you need a letter of delegation of the cardholder