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.


On the dedicated page of this website, you can find the new opening times of the Caffè del Teatro Grande – Berlucchi, from January until May 2023.
We remind you that to keep up to date on the changes to the opening times, the special events and any requests we recommend you to check the social networks of the Caffè, Instagram and Facebook.

We are waiting for you!


The Fondazione del Teatro Grande di Brescia presents the 2023 Season, a single multidisciplinary great Season that will attract the greatest artists in the world, from famous conductors to well-known choreographers, as well as young talents. A billboard that grows both in quality and in quantity compared to the usual Season to respond to the special event of 2023.

Along the lines drawn by the strategic design of Bergamo Brescia 2023, high-level programming will be dedicated to quality, internationality, territory, excellence and youth, so as to make the territory of Brescia a national and international excellence thanks to shows and concerts of high artistic value with emblematic characters of the cultural scene. A strategic opening of the Theatre, which will include, alongside the preservation and enhancement of tradition, an innovation of languages and formats, with a particular attention to a new audience. The path that the Fondazione has started since its inception, begins from the reflection on what can be today the role of a historical institution, on what can be the cultural, civil and social function of a “Teatro di Tradizione” that must be confronted with the change of society and territory, the diversification of the public, its tastes and its habits. The 2023 edition thus becomes a forum for reflection to be shared with artists and the public. The occasion of the Capitale della Cultura will make even stronger the positioning of the Teatro Grande as a center of creative excellence and a place for sharing experiences, also with a view to shared sociality.

Tickets and special booklets for all Music and Dance performances of the 2023 Season will be on sale from Friday 9 December* at the Teatro Grande Box Office and online.
Discover the TICKETS AND CARNETS created for the 2023 Season:
Carnet Capitale
Carnet Musica
Carnet Musica Senior
Carnet Danza
Carnet Young 


* Excluding the performances of the Opera and Ballet Season 2023 and the special projects La Grande Notte del Jazz, Facciamo la Banda, Orchestra STU.D.I.O. of the Conservatorio Luca Marenzio of Brescia, Bergamo Brescia Drive, Festa dell’Opera, GrandeBrixia, Great Community, The Great in the Province, Detaching the shadow from the ground and The Great for the little ones.

The projects Agorà, Festa dell’Opera and Les Baigneurs have free participation.