MUSIC FESTIVALS AND CONCERTS

LUCCA SUMMER FESTIVAL – JULY 2013

Concerts take place in Piazza Napoleone in the centre of the town.

7th July        DIANA KRALL

9th July        LEONARD COHEN

11th July        NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS

13th July        THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS

19th July        MARK KNOPFER

25th July        NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE

The “PUCCINI E LA SUA LUCCA” festival is the only permanent festival in the world. Recitals, opera selections, special concerts are all held in the beautiful and stunning Basilica in the very core of Lucca (San Giovanni), every evening at 7pm – tickets can be bought at the door. Everytime with a different cast of singers & different programmes, in order to give the audience the greatest possible spectrum of the wonderful music of Giacomo Puccini, often flanked by the music of other great Italian operatic composers.

TORRE DEL LAGO, home of the Puccini Festival (July/August) lies between the Lake of Massaciuccoli & the sea, 4 km from the magnificent beaches of Viareggio, 18 km from Lucca . The Festival welcomes about 40.000 spectators every year to its open-air theatre, just a few steps from the Villa Mausoleum where Giacomoi lived & worked. His mortal remains are now in a small  chapel inside the Villa. He turned an old watch tower by the lake into his villa, now a museum.