Puccini Festival

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Torre del Lago, Lucca
5th - 9th August 2020 (4 Nights)

Experience the Lucca Opera Festival

Rich in history, steeped in rolling hills and surrounded by stunning Italian countryside, Torre del Lago is a picturesque Mediterranean town. As the Tuscan birthplace of Italian opera master Puccini, Torre del Lago is synonymous with his intricate works of art, which are brought to life every summer at the Puccini Festival.

Hosted at The Great Open Air Theatre on the banks of Lake Massaciuccoli, the annual Lucca Opera Festival delivers extraordinary opera alongside spectacular scenery.

Puccini’s Muse

Situated in the heart of Tuscany, Puccini arrived in Torre del Lago in the late 1800s. Enamoured by its beauty and serenity, he chose this area as the setting in which to craft some of his most celebrated and treasured operas.

Overlooking the peaceful lake, his home provided the calm he craved to construct his works of art. His villa has since been converted into a museum and is just a short stroll from the theatre.

A Celebrated Composer

Inspired by his surroundings, Torre del Lago became the maestro’s muse. He subsequently composed a number of his most famous operas in this tranquil Tuscan setting, including Tosca, La Boheme, Manon Lescaut and Il Trittico.

Playing host to more than 40,000 opera lovers every summer, the prestigious Puccini Festival delivers some of the most remarkable and celebrated performances in the opera calendar. Offering a unique experience, the Lucca Opera Festival is the only event of its kind to pay homage solely to this Italian master.

Dramatic Surroundings

The opportunity to witness Puccini’s works in their birthplace, together with exceptional views and an energetic atmosphere, make the Puccini Festival a must for opera aficionados.

At Opera Tours Italy, we secure the best Puccini Festival tickets, to ensure you experience Puccini’s masterpieces from the finest seats. To join our next guided Italian opera holiday, you can view the Lucca opera schedule and book below.
Puccini Festival
Wednesday 5th August 2020
  • Arrive at San Luca Palace Hotel, Lucca. Met by Debbie to oversee check in facilities. Private transfers can be arranged at a supplement, please call for further details.
  • Welcome drink.
Thursday 6th August 2020
  • Guided walking tour around historic Lucca with English commentary.
  • Guided tour and lunch at a local vineyard with coach transport from Lucca included. Regional specialities produced by the Fattoria will be served and can be purchased.
  • Evening at leisure*
Friday 7th August 2020
  • Introductory talk on Puccini's 'Manon Lescaut' with musical examples and light refreshments.
  • Afternoon at leisure*
  • Coach travel to and from Torre del Lago for performance of Puccini's 'Manon Lescaut' (Rare opportunity – full stage performance). Gold class (the best) tickets are included along with a pre-opera visit to Villa Puccini.
Saturday 8th August 2020
  • Introductory talk on Puccini's 'Turandot' with musical examples and light refreshments.
  • Afternoon at leisure*
  • Coach travel to and from Torre del Lago for performance of Puccini's 'Turandot'. Gold class (the best) tickets are included.
Sunday 9th August 2020
  • Depart after breakfast.

*Debbie or another member of the team are available during such times to help with shopping or sightseeing recommendations, and more in depth information on Lucca's historic sites. Guests are always invited to join us as we dine at selected restaurants.