70th Puccini-Festival in Torre del Lago, Tuscany

To mark the 70th anniversary, 100 years after Giacomo Puccini’s death, the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago (Tuscany) is presenting an extraordinary edition in 2024 with six new productions of Puccini masterpieces: Le Willis-Edgar, Manon Lescaut, La Bohème, Tosca and Turandot.

18 opera evenings in the open-air Gran Teatro Puccini on the shores of Lake Massaciuccoli are on the program from July 12 to August 24, 2024. It will be rounded off by the special event Madame Butterfly on August 31st and September 7th, 2024. The Puccini Festival is an annual tribute to the world-famous Tuscan master, who was born in Lucca, lived in Torre del Lago and created some of his most famous works there.

Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Puccini, one of the most important composers of all time, has always loved his homeland: Tuscany. He was born in Lucca, but was fascinated by Torre del Lago and never left this region, which inspired him to create his world-famous operas such as Bohème, Tosca, Madame Butterfly and Turandot.

The Puccini Festival is the most important opera festival in Italy and the only Puccini festival in the world. It takes place in the locations that inspired the maestro’s work. The festival offers the opportunity to listen to great stars of the international opera scene perform Puccini’s masterpieces in a large open-air theater on the shores of Lake Massaciuccoli, directly in front of Puccini’s house museum.

To mark the 100th anniversary of the maestro’s death, the festival that bears his name will celebrate his immortal works in the place where they were created.

The program:

July 12 and 19LeWillis Edgar
July 13 / August 2Manon Lescaut
July 17Roberto Bolle and Friends
July 20 and 27 / August 8 and 22La Bohème
July 26 / August 9, 18 and 24Tosca
August 3, 10, 17 and 23Turandot
August 5Il Volo / Tutti per uno – Capolavoro
August 31 / September 7Madama Butterfly (120 years after the premiere)

Further information and online ticket sale available on the festival’s official website.