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Puccini e la sua Lucca International Permanent Festival

Piazza San Giovanni | Chiesa DI San Giovanni, 55100 Lucca, Italy
+39 340 810 6042
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Ranked #6 of 42 Activities in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas, Performances
Owner description: The only festival dedicated to Giacomo Puccini in his native city, Lucca. And the only PERMANENT...
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Type: Operas, Performances
Owner description: The only festival dedicated to Giacomo Puccini in his native city, Lucca. And the only PERMANENT FESTIVAL in the world, with concerts and events every day of the year, at 19hrs.AND EVERY EVENING WITH VARIED PROFESSIONAL INTERPRETERS AND PROGRAMS For detailed information and programs, please visit our official website

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

This is worth spending a few euros on! Just over an hour of gorgeous music by Lucca's famous composer Puccini - mixed in with some Mozart - and performed (in winter) in the lovely little Oratorio Di San Giovanni by several very good local opera singers and pianists. The Puccini 'festival' started in 2004 and is performed every single evening... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The Puccini festival endeavors to have a performance somewhere everyday. This was a tenors concert of favorite arias set in an historic church. Talented singers, lovely music, and fantastic setting. Try it

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Hibbing, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Certainly anyone visiting Italy would want to experience something operatic in the country so known for great opera!. We made reservations ahead for a Thursday night September 2014 performance of Puccini & Verdi. My son who is stationed in United States service in Italy near Pisa attended with me and a friend in the beautiful church of San Giovanni. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Even if you're not an opera fan, this is an absolute must. For one hour, in the most spiritual of surroundings, the Church of San Giovanni, hear the most angelic of voices! To be honest, I am not an opera buff, but this performance was literally spine tingling. Two performers sang, a soprano and baritone. They were accompanied by a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

You cannot afford to miss this. I only found out about it on Tripadvisor 2 days before we left for Tuscany. We went on a Tuesday night and were so moved by the whole experience that we immediately booked again for the following evening. The voices of the 2 sopranos, Melissa di Biasio and Silvia Pacini were so powerful; even... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Together with 9 firends whilst spending 3 weeks in Lucca we attended a Puccini Concert. It was amazing. Firstly the location in this magnificent church was so perfect. Every sound could be heard. The singers were excellent. We all agreed it would be another wonderful memory of our visit to Lucca. The concert is quite unique as it is held... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Every evening a Puccini concert is performed at the Church of San Giovanni at 7:00pm. We enjoyed listening to a tenor , baritone, and pianist. The also performed some Verdi numbers. The acoustics were incredible. We were familiar with most of the selections so it was all the more fun. It was such a fun experience to hear Puccini performed... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This was not the opera but a concert of arias. Every evening a Puccini concert is performed at the Church of San Giovanni at 7:00pm. We enjoyed listening to a tenor , baritone, and pianist. The also performed some Verdi numbers. The acoustics were incredible. We were familiar with most of the selections so it was all the more fun.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We would not miss hearing Puccini in his home town. The acoustics were not the best, but the performers were earnest and talented. A real slice of Tuscan life from back in the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I found out about Puccini e la sua Lucca on Tripadvisor and decided to go for it. I was able to reserve a ticket via e-mail (no payment) by sending an e-mail to "info@musick.it". I got an answer promptly and my place was reserved. The concert takes place in the church of San Giovanni. The concert starts at 7:15 pm... More 

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