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The only festival dedicated to Giacomo Puccini in his native city, Lucca. And the only PERMANENT FESTIVAL in the world, with concerts and events every day of the year, at 19hrs.AND EVERY EVENING WITH VARIED PROFESSIONAL INTERPRETERS AND PROGRAMS For...more
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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Piazza San Giovanni | Chiesa DI San Giovanni, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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The Puccini festival is a permanent festival - the performance is held in a church and lasts about 75 minutes. I had never seen live Opera before and I loved it! A fabulous way to spend an hour in Puccini's home town in the early...More
I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to enjoy such an unforgettable experience. Puccini music comes alive every night in such a beautiful setting. Such an outstanding performance the singers, the pianist and the acoustic were top notch. Even if you are not an...More
The Puccini Festival was a special treat in Lucca. We heard twelve selections, beautifully sung, in the church of San Giovanni. It was accoustically good and a magnificent setting for 20 euros. The box office is next to Puccini House. Don’t miss the home of...More
We had the pleasure of a Puccini recital in the Church of San Giovanni, Lucca. A truly amazing and memorable experience. The quality of the performers was excellent. Set in a Cathedral dating back to 1 BC was something to behold. The organisation was excellent...More
What a treat this was! An hour of Puccini classics sung by the world's best, in constant rotation so that no two nights are alike. The atmosphere and acoustics of the church are perfect and it's only an hour long so it makes it accessible...More
What a superb evening. Went three times during my 10 days in Lucca. Each performance different, lead singers changed; and ohh what quality; piano player constant.
Each performance spontaneous standing ovations to rapturous applause. Lovely cheerful happy encores followed.
If you get to Lucca and...More
We went to the Saturday night Oprah performance and it was wonderful, the tenor and mezzo soprano were brilliant and the Pianoforte superb. The acoustics in the church are wonderful and this is really the "music of the gods"
First time we have ever been to
An opera type event and we both loved it. We recognised some of the songs but even the ones we didn’t were fantastic. I had goosebumps at nessun dorma and o sole mio. The soprano especially was fantastic....More
After hearing so much about Puccini and being familiar with his operas, we had to see this performance. It was a little shaky in the beginning but the performers settled down and their show turned out to be excellent. To listen to Italian opera singers...More