59° Festival Puccini
The Puccini Festival is one of the most anticipated events of the rich cultural life of Tuscany and one of the most important festivals in Italy. It’s the only festival in the world dedicated to the famous composer Giacomo Puccini and it is held every summer between July and August, in the locations where Maestro Puccini was inspired to produce his immortal melodies.
Created in 1930, over the years the festival has become an increasingly prestigious event and draws thousands of people from all over the world. During the Puccini Festival, visitors may listen to the greatest stars of opera, under the direction of important orchestra conductors, and view extraordinary productions treated by the most famous directors of the masterpieces of Puccini, from Madame Butterfly, Turandot, La Bohème to Tosca and Manon Lescaut.
Puccini’s works are staged in the shore of Lago Massaciuccoli, in a huge outdoor theatre with 3400 seats, inaugurated in 2008 in occasion of Giacomo Puccini’s 150° birthday celebrations. Giacomo Puccini theatre is located in front of the memorial house/museum of Puccini, where the remains of the musician are kept and where you can admire the relict of his life and glorious art.