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Gran Teatro Puccini

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Gran Teatro Puccini

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WYPIWYG wrote a review Sep 2019
London, United Kingdom65 contributions52 helpful votes
If you are visiting nearby and do not hate opera (you don’t need to be an opera fan) this is a fantastic experience. It is a very big open air theatre and watching Puccini operas here is life time experience for most Italians and other art lovers. The theatre is next to the lake, upper rows provide a very good view of the lake and the surrounding hills but certainly sacrifies the quality of sound and sight of the stage in a big open air theatre like this (If you have been lucky to see a concert at the Ancient Theater of Taormina you will be less impressed by the view and the quality of the sound at higher rows on this one). You can buy your tickets online, choose your seats smoothly. Arrive early as we did, you are not allowed to drive into the theater but can park at one of the car parks (fields actually) less than 5 minutes walk to the theater, have a nice walk around lakeside (really beatiful scenary), have dinner at one of the cafes/trattorias (Michelin Plate good cooking/simple standard Da Cecco offers superb food at reasonable prices as compared to the quaility, make sure you book well in advance) and follow the crowd to check in to the theater. We did La Boheme and the stage settings, costumes and choreography were impressive. We were at lower rows so did not complain about the acoustics. Overall this is a lovely experience but a) be prepared for a long night, La Boheme was at 21.15 and with three 20-25 mins intervals finished after 1.00 am b) 10-15 mins queues for drinks or toilets are true if you do not rush out at intervals c) do not forget it is open air, check late night tempature in advance
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Angie wrote a review Aug 2019
Toronto, Canada27 contributions10 helpful votes
We took our grandchildren to see Tosca at the Gran Teatro Puccini and they absolutely loved it! They love opera and we’re looking forward to it. The theatre is situated in Torre del Lago near a beautiful lake. The seats were comfortable and the production exceptional. The acoustics unbelievable for an outdoor arena. If you love opera I highly recommend going to see one of Puccini’s works. You won’t be disappointed!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Joanna M wrote a review Aug 2018
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom14 contributions6 helpful votes
As you might expect, the singing and playing does not sound as it might in an enclosed space, but the experience more than makes up for it. Well-organised and certainly well-attended, we enjoyed La Boheme and Tosca as much for the spectacle as for the music. Sets were magnificent, but took 25 mins between each act for the scene changes, which makes for a very long evening. The sound of the voices and instruments was not always clear and there are, of course, no sub/surtitles, with everything sung in Italian. Nevertheless, being only yards from Puccini's villa, it is easier to imagine that you are closer to the spirit of these wonderful works
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Date of experience: August 2018
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FrankAnfair wrote a review Jul 2018
Cambridge5 contributions6 helpful votes
Saw Madam Butterfly 20 July 2018. Waste of money. Couldn’t hear the singing, which was mediocre to say the least. Appalling set design - 3 lumps of rock and a slope. Bizarre support cast costumes. Left at the interval. Have seen Puccini operas around the world and always enjoyed them. Never again at this venue.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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545medva wrote a review Jul 2018
Budapest, Hungary3974 contributions909 helpful votes
More than 3000 seats are in the theater. It is very well done, easy to come and go. The seats are also not bad. Just if you don't like open-air performances, than dont go.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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