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PUCCINI FESTIVAL – “Madama Butterfly” by Giacomo Puccini

Friday, August 14th, 2020 – 9:15 pm (Italian time)
Grand Open Air Theatre Giacomo Puccini, Torre del Lago

Another masterpiece by Giacomo Puccini that tells the tragic story of Cio Cio San, a Japanese girl and her love for Pinkerton, a U.S. naval officer.

See the video presentation of the festival

Madama Butterfly
by Giacomo Puccini
Orchestra of the Puccini Festival
Choir of the Puccini Festival
Manu Lalli direction, settings and costumes
Enrico Calesso conductor
Roberto Ardigò choir conductor

The Puccini Festival is one of the most awaited events of the rich cultural life of Tuscany, the most important opera festival in Italy and the only one in the world that is dedicated to the composer Giacomo Puccini. It takes place every summer, in the months of July and August, in the very places that inspired Maestro Puccini to compose his immortal melodies.

Founded in 1930, over the years, it became a prestigious event which attracts thousands of spectators from all over the world who can appreciate the biggest stars of opera, under the direction of important conductors, and admire extraordinary stagings designed by famous directors of Puccini’s operas such as Madama Butterfly, Turandot, La Bohème, Tosca and Manon Lescaut. Puccini’s operas are staged in a large open-air theatre (3.400 seats), on the shores of Lake Massaciuccoli, surrounded by greenery right in front of Maestro Puccini’s House Museum, housing the remains of the musician and where visitors can admire finds and relics of Puccini’s life and glorious artistic career.

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The show is available for free for streaming and on-demand for 48 hours, upon registration, on


  • Organized by: Puccini Festival