After the success of previous years, Lucca Puccini Days reaches its third year. It’s the festival that Lucca, a land of great historical and musical tradition, dedicates to its most famous citizen. From November 25 to January 8, there’s a mixture of events dedicated to the Maestro. The event, a collaboration between the City of Lucca, Giacomo Puccini Foundation and the Teatro del Giglio, and organized with the support of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca, also sees the patronage of MIBACT – Ministry of Heritage and Culture and Tourism and Tuscany region, plus – for the third year of the festival – AGIS Tuscany.

The Lucca Puccini Days 2016 program includes different musical experiences ranging from opera to jazz, rock and gypsy music, to narrative theatre. It will be integrated with events by other organizations and associations including the Istituto Musicale Luigi Boccherini.

Elisabetta Salvatori, from Versilia, a major figure in Italian narrative theatre, will be the festival’s guest with Sotto le dita la tenerezza , her new work dedicated to the life of Giacomo Puccini. The première is on Friday, December 16th. Salvatori is well-known for her ability to tell true stories revealing unknown people, places and events to the public with the care and passion of a restorer.