For the opera fans a date not to miss is the Puccini Festival, taking place every summer at the open air Torre del Lago theatre.
The wonderful music by Giacomo Puccini is played every year during this international festival of exceptional artistic importance.
On the playbill of Torre del Lago theatre, in addition to the opera, you'll also find important dates with classic ballet and famous singers recitals.
The Bohème is an opera by Giacomo Puccini. It's divided in four scenes with a libretto by Giuseppe Giocosa and Luigi Illica.
On February the 1st 1896 it was represented for the first time at "Regio" theatre in Turin, conducted by Master Arturo Toscanini. The opera is characterized by various episodes about the carefree life of a group of young artists. The opera is set in Paris during year 1830.
The Turandot is an incomplete opera by Giacomo Puccini; it's divided in three acts and five scenes, with a libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni. It was afterwards completed by Franco Alfano. The story takes place in Beijing in a mythic "Fairy Tale Time". Turandot is a princess who's hosting the spirit of an ancestress who was raped and killed. Due to this reason, Turandot abhors men.
It's an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini with a libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica.
Pinkerton is an officer of United States Navy who marries with a fifteen years old "geisha" whose name is "Cio-cio-san". Pinkerton abandons then the young wife and goes back to his mother country.
She's anyway completely in love with him, and lives with the hope of his comeback, together with her baby born during the marriage. After three years the officer comes back, together with a woman, in order to take the baby with him to United States. Butterfly in a deep desperation for loosing everything, commits suicide by means of a knife. When Pinkerton comes back willing to ask for forgiveness, it's too late.