Presented today the program of the twelfth edition of Festa dell’Opera, the great event that returns this year to make the city of Brescia dream with a rich program that on June 9 and 10 will bring the magic of Opera throughout the city.

Discover the program at festadellopera.it and let the magic of the Opera enchant you!


The Fondazione del Teatro Grande is pleased to announce that from Saturday, March 25 at 10.00 AM the sale of tickets for the opera Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini will be officially open to the public. The opera will debut exceptionally this summer, in July.

The opening of the Opera and Ballet Season 2023 will therefore be dedicated to a title historically very dear to the Teatro Grande: in May 1904 in Brescia, after the unexpected fiasco of the Milanese premiere, the new version – the “bresciana” one – achieved ainternational success and sanctioned the immortality of Puccini’s masterpiece.

The show will be a new staging (international co-production Teatro di OperaLombardia, Teatro del Giglio di Lucca, Estonian National Opera) in which will be proposed the second edition of the opera, that will debut on the stage of the Teatro Grande on July 20 at 8.00 pm with a repeat on July 22 at 6.00 pm and Premiere on July 17 at 5.00 pm.

The title role will played by Eleonora Buratto (after this year’s debut at the Metropolitan in the role). One of the most famous Italian conductors in the world will be conducting the orchestra: Maestro Riccardo Frizza. The opera will be directed by the talented Greek director Rodula Gaitanou, in continuation of that “pink thread” that distinguishes the three opening regias of the 2022-2024.

Tickets for the show will be available at the Teatro Grande Ticket Office and online on teatrogrande.it and vivaticket.com from Saturday 25 March. A student ticket is discounted at 50% of the full price. The Teatro Grande Box Office is open from Tuesday to Friday from 1.30pm to 7pm, Saturday from 10 am to 13 pm and from3 pm to 7 pm.


On the occasion of the important event of the Capitale Italiana della Cultura, the Teatro Grande opens its extraordinary artistic heritage through special visits that will give visitors the opportunity not only to discover the magnificent spaces of the Theatre, but also to know anecdotes and curiosities that have made the Teatro Grande famous all over the world.

“Rien n’est plus joli” wrote Stendhal in 1823 in his Vie de Rossini describing the beauty of the spaces of the Grande. Over the years, in addition to establishing itself as the main city theater, the Teatro Grande has been declared a well of important historical and artistic interest, with particular reference to the spaces of the Sala Grande and the Ridotto. During the 20th century the Grande acquired an increasing importance even among national theaters until, in the 70s, the Italian State identified it as one of the Italian Theatres of Tradition, recognizing for the first time the cultural functions, social and educational activities of music, programming and opera production.

The visits will be scheduled during the weekends and will give visitors the opportunity to admire the Ridotto – one of the most evocative architectural wonders of the city of Brescia – the Sala Grande with its unmistakable layout, and the splendid Sala delle Statue, recently restored with its over 200 years of history.

Tickets can be purchased on teatrogrande.it or at the Theatre ticket Office at a cost of € 8 per person (discount for Under30 to €5). The visits last 45 minutes, accessible from the main entrance of the Theatre (corso Zanardelli, 9).


The Ridotto del Teatro Grande is back to host the Aperitifs in jazz at the Caffè del Teatro Grande – Berlucchi, three exceptional evenings in which live music will accompany the happy hour moment at the Caffè in collaboration with the students of the Conservatorio Luca Marenzio di Brescia.

10 February
Silvia Giangrossi – voice
Cristian Alberti – electric piano
Lorenzo Cantù – electric bass

10 March
Vittoria Izzo – voice
Francesco Fasciolo – electric guitar

7 April
Andrea La Bruna – trumpet
Davide Mariotti – electric guitar
Laura Costantino – double bass

12 May
Giorgia Gusmini – voice
Davide Saetta – electric piano

16 June
Benedetta Bitonte – voice
Davide Mariotti – electric guitar
Lorenzo Zani – electric piano

To access the Caffè del Teatro Grande – Berlucchi a drink minimum is mandatory. On the occasion of these musical evenings it is strongly advisable to book a table by calling the number +39 3287659130.

Special thanks to Conservatorio Luca Marenzio di Brescia.


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.



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.



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.


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.





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.


Download here the JANUARY-JUNE 2020 SEASON.




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.



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