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.

Peppe Servillo (film and theater actor and front man of Avion Travel, the Italian group for committed music) and the Ensemble Berlin (soloists of the Berliner Philharmonic) will close the festival on Sunday, January 8th at the Teatro Del Giglio. The gripping narrator Peppe Servillo will create – on music tracks woven between the scores of Giacomo Puccini and Richard Strauss – an imagined dialogue between the two rival authors on the stages of Europe in the show “Il semiserio tra Puccini e Richard Strauss” produced specially for the Lucca festival.

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