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The Teatro Grande Foundation announces the extraordinary openings of the Ridotto during the month of August. A real architectural jewel can be seen for free, allowing citizens to access one of the most evocative eighteenth-century spaces in the area.

Starting from Tuesday 3 August and until Friday 27, the spaces of the Theater will be freely accessible to tourists and visitors. Admission is from Tuesday to Saturday from 11.00 to 19.00, free and without the need for a reservation.

It will thus be possible to admire the magnificence of the Ridotto and the historical documents related to the Brescia debut of the opera Madama Butterfly. In addition to the original 1904 poster, the original image of the cast and an autograph letter written by Giacomo Puccini relating to the general rehearsal of the opera are also preserved in the Butterfly Room. Also not to be missed is the Sala del Teosa, a real and perfectly preserved frescoed casket.

On the days of August 3, 25, 26 and 27 there will also be live musical interludes by the young formation of the Bazzini Consort.

Waiting for the new season of performances that will inaugurate in September, the Teatro Grande Foundation therefore decides to keep the doors of one of the most visited monuments in the city open. A proposal that is part of the wider cultural tourism project that intends to enhance the potential of the Teatro Grande in its role as a historical monument.

Finally, we remind you that the Caffè del Teatro Grande Berlucchi will be open until Sunday 1 August and then reopen on Saturday 28 August, to coincide with the resumption of performances.

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The music review Grande in the province returns in the summer of 2021 with a rich program distributed in some of the most evocative places in the Brescia area. The project brings the excellence of the Teatro Grande outside its walls to meet the audience in ever-changing settings and atmospheres, from historic homes and castles to churches and the numerous parks scattered throughout the Brescia province. An initiative that reaches its sixth edition this year, organized by the Teatro Grande Foundation and the Province of Brescia, with the collaboration of the Province of Brescia Events Foundation.

The combination of music and the enhancement of the beauties of our territory has always been much appreciated by the audience who flocked to the appointments scheduled in previous editions. After the success of the last edition, also in 2021 the format of the show will range from different genres, passing from opera recitals to chamber music, from jazz to chanson française.

There will be twelve musical events, scheduled from 15th June to 7th September starting at 21.00 and specific access procedures for each location.

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This rich program confirms the artistic quality and the capillarity of the review Grande in the province which every year spreads culture and beauty in the Brescia area: a great journey into music that has never stopped despite the difficult period linked to the pandemic in progress, a journey that once again this year is an important tool for the tourist and cultural promotion of our artistic and landscape assets.

All events are free to attend upon reservation. The methods of accessing the events vary for each municipality, so it is advisable to consult the teatrogrande.it website and the websites of the respective administrations.

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The fourth edition of La Grande Notte del Jazz (The Great night of Jazz) is scheduled for Saturday 5th June, the special event conceived by the Teatro Grande Foundation to welcome the most interesting proposals of jazz music, this year all coming from the national context.

The 2021 edition will also bring the audience outside the walls of the Teatro Grande, in the evocative atmosphere of the courtyard of Palazzo Broletto. In addition, the various concerts that make up the event can be freely chosen by the audience.

The musical marathon on 5th June will begin at 4.00 pm at the Teatro Grande with the first concert with two bands performing that in recent years have distinguished themselves in the national context. First to go on stage will be the musicians of the Take off ensemble – Daniele Richiedei violin, Giulio Corini double bass, Fulvio Sigurtà trumpet, Gabriele Rubino clarinet, Massimiliano Milesi tenor sax, Maurizio Rinaldi guitar and electronics, Giacomo Papetti electric bass, Emanuele Maniscalco drums and synthesizers – with the Double Voices project. After a short technical break, the concert will continue with the all-female duo O-Janà – Ludovica Manzo (vocals) and Alessandra Bossa (piano, electronics) – interpreters of a musical project that combines electronics, improvisation and songwriting in a refined and original way.

Simultaneously, at 5.00 pm, the concert of the Ghimel trio will be held in the courtyard of Palazzo Broletto, composed of the musicians Elias Nardi (in oud, the Arabic lute), Daniele Di Bonaventura (at the bandoneon) and Ares Tavolazzi (at the electric bass). In the evening, again in the courtyard of Palazzo Broletto, the concert will be held at 8.00 pm with the duo Francesco Guerri (cello) and Fabrizio Puglisi (piano) performing in the first part; in the second we will listen to Silvia Bolognesi Young Shouts with the musicians Emanuele Marsico (trumpet and vocals), Attilio Sepe (alto sax), Silvia Bolognesi (double bass and compositions) and Sergio Bolognesi (drums).

The last appointment of La Grande Notte del Jazz 2021 is scheduled at the Teatro Grande at 9.00 pm with the concert of the Franco D’Andrea New Things trio. Next to the leader are the young Friulian trumpeter Mirko Cisilino and the Veronese guitarist Enrico Terragnoli, adventurous dean of six strings and electronics.

The 2021 edition of The Great Night of Jazz could not miss a further focus with Franco D’Andrea, given the richness and intensity of his artistic career. For this reason, the famous pianist has been asked to give a Lectio Magistralis to be held on Saturday morning 5th June at 12.00 at the Pietro da Cemmo Hall of the Luca Marenzio Conservatory. During the Lectio Magistralis Maestro Franco D’Andrea will deepen the theme of the Interval Areas, the central topic of his artistic research and musical production. A free appointment (with compulsory registration through the teatrogrande.it site starting from Thursday 27th May) that jazz music lovers will certainly not be able to miss. The meeting will also be broadcast live on the Facebook page of the Luca Marenzio Conservatory.

To participate in La Grande Notte del Jazz, from Thursday 20th May, the audience can purchase tickets for individual events at the Teatro Grande Box Office or online on the teatrogrande.it or vivaticket.com websites.

The Grande Notte del Jazz is a project of the Fondazione del Teatro Grande in Brescia created with the artistic collaboration of Emanuele Maniscalco and Luigi Radassao.

Thanks to the Luca Marenzio Conservatory, the Municipality, the Province and the Prefecture of Brescia.

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As the performances schedule has been suspended Fondazione del Teatro Grande rethink its programme moving in TV and digital spaces.

All the concerts broadcated on Classica HD and Teletutto channels and on Teatro Grande Facebook page are now freely available on Teatro Grande Youtube channel.

The rich schedule includes the “Sonate per pianoforte e violino di Mozart” concerts executed by Fulvio Luciani and Massimiliano Motterle, Andrea Rebaudengo’s concert Stanze/Miroirs, the Opera Recital Carmen with the extraordinary voices of  Francesco Meli, Annalisa Stroppa and Serena Gamberoni, accompanied on the piano by Alessandro Trebeschi, the Ensemble del Teatro Grande and TAKE OFF music performances. To complete the programme the Christmas Concert executed by Ensemble Vocale e Strumentale Continuum conducted by Maestro Luigi Azzolini.

Moreover, the opera Werther is still available on operavision.eu.


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Summer Intermission in an artistic project created by Fondazione del Teatro Grande di Brescia. It is thought for the period between January-June 2020 Season – interrupted because of the Covid-19 – and the desirable September-December Season.

The program includes 13 events with the aim to re-create, through the music, a shared sociality and to give an ego boost to the city, waiting for enjoying live performances.

From 7th July to 15th September 2020 the concerts will take place at Mo.Ca., the suggestive porch-yard inside Palazzo Martinengo Colleoni (Via Moretto, 78), ranging from Opera to jazz to classical music.

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To enjoy the concerts a single seat ticket is required (10,00 euros). Tickets are available only on-line at vivaticket.com and at Vivaticket box offices.  For Recital on 28th July and 8th September at 5 p.m. a reduced ticket (5 euros) for under11 is available, only on-line as full price tickets.

Teatro Grande ticket office will not be open but from 7th July a phone assistance will be available on Tuesday and Thursday form 10 to 12 a.m. at 030 2979347.

 

Summer Intermission is realised with the support of Fondazione ASM and the technical support of Comune di Brescia.

 


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A polyphonic season that stretches from big names to the most representative realities of Brescia. A unique attention to young generations, experimentations with electronic music and Opera, audio-visual performances and new dance forms.

Again, the Foundation proves itself as a fruitful ground for classic music, international dance companies and appealing chamber music.  Critic considerations about the present reality with an eye on history, the dissemination of the beauty of music in disadvantageous, care and solidarity places are tangible proofs of the deep sensitivity towards the cognitive development of our community.

Moreover, with big participative events such as La Grande Notte del Jazz and Festa dell’Opera it will be possible to (re)discover the monumental angles of the city with new spirit and new eyes thanks to the magic and charm of the music.

This year with the project Grande in Provincia you will have the pleasure to spot marvellous places while enjoying Opera concerts.


Since always, the Foundation of Teatro Grande has suggested its audience different and favourable modalities in order to guarantee a personalised performance schedule.

In addition to the traditional price reductions addressed to under 30 and over 65, the season January- June 2020 offers 3 kinds of carnet: the carnet Danza 70 euros, carnet Music 110 euros and the special carnet Gold 160 euros. The same proposal with even more advantageous prices is reserved to those under30: carnet Danza under 30 for 45 euros, carnet Music under 30 for 75 euros and carnet Gold under 30 for 100 euros.

For all the shows of the season, students also receive a 50% discount on tickets. The Foundation of Teatro Grande is a member of App18 and Carta Docente.

Tickets and season tickets are purchased not only at the Ticket Office of Teatro Grande and online on the websites teatrogrande.it and vivaticket.it, but also in all authorized branches of Ubi Banca in Brescia and the province.

Tickets and subscriptions are available for purchase from Wednesday 4th of December 2019.

 

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The 25th of October will be the first World Opera day, an initative led by international networks such as Opera Europa, OPERA America and Opera Latinoamerica.

World Opera Day was conceived inside the environment of World Opera Forum hosted in Teatro Real of Madrid back in 2018 with the aim of broadening the positive and effective value of the operatic genre inside the community. Opera plays a big role in the construction of tolerance, comprehension, open-mindness and cultural interchange, touching everyone’s feelings and universal values.

Numerous are the events organised all over the world, therefore Brescia will support this celebration with a particular initiative promoted by the Foundation of Teatro Grande – partner of Opera Europa – in collaboration with Gruppo Brescia Mobilità. In line with the goals that the Foundation has been promoting for years, in this special day, Opera will spread all over the city in order to reach the most diverse public as a universal genre suitable for all.

On Friday 25th October, from 15:00 to 19:00 the most well known world opera arias will resound from the terrace of Teatro Grande beside Corso Zanardelli. In the meantime, from 8:00 a.m to 08:00 p.m. music and voices will resonate in all metropolitan stations, famous arias will be ideally moved from town centre to all the city.

Anyone who desire to partecipate can do it by posting on social medias any content dedicated to Opera and sharing it with the official hashtag #WorldOperaDay.

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Coming together in one season there is opera, dance and an important concert proposal that ranges from symphonic and chamber music to Baroque, and from jazz to contemporary. With an increasingly broad and multifaceted range of entertainment on offer, the Fondazione del Teatro Grande continues down the path of renewal undertaken in recent years to make the theatre a space which is open to more than one genre and to a diverse audience, including different age groups. A path which is affirmed by the growing demand and participation of the public, and which nourishes a positive and growing attendance at Teatro Grande not only by spectators, but also by artists who renew their collaborations with the Foundation from year to year.

The September-December 2018 Season presents a kaleidoscope of sounds and images with artists from Argentina, Estonia, Italy, Switzerland, Finland and Germany. Contemporary dance and music, baroque and jazz, symphonic music and chamber music offer a well-structured and evocative panorama, a transversal approach to politics and aesthetics, to underline the infinite variations of languages ​​and artistic approaches.

Tickets and carnets for the Season are on sale from the 18th of May online (at teatrogrande.it and vivaticket.it), in the Brescian branches of UBI Banca (see the complete list HERE) and at the Ticket Office of Teatro Grande. TeatroGrandeCard holders will have the opportunity to purchase tickets and carnets for the season in advance by presenting their card at the Teatro Grande Ticket Office from the 12th to the 17th of May.

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For information on the Opera and Ballet Season, see the dedicated page.