1. Lucca: Puccini Festival Opera Recitals and Concerts
Be introduced to the Church of San Giovanni, the old Church of the Templars, in Lucca that hides the splendid Roman Spa, which can be visited. 2 professional singers (usually a soprano and tenor) accompanied by a pianist will perform the program of music. Every evening the festival sports varied professional performers and program. The same concert is performed only once in 365 days. in wintertime (1st Nov-31st March) - Concerts will take place at the Oratorio di San Giuseppe al Museo della Cattedrale di Lucca - just 100 metres from the Church of San Giovanni On Thursday, the theme is Puccini and Verdi, with arias, duets, and intermezzos from the masterworks of the two great opera composers. On Friday, the theme is Puccini Opera Gala, with arias and duets from the masterworks of the maestro. On Saturday, the theme is A Night at the Opera, with pieces from the opera repertoire from Handel to Puccini including all the major opera composers. On Sunday, the theme is Puccini and the traditional Neapolitan songs, with arias from Puccini's operas and the Neapolitan melodies composed when Puccini was alive.