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OPEN is the project of the Fondazione del Teatro Grande dedicated to sensory disabilities with the aim of bringing the sensory (visual and auditory) disabled to the Teatro Grande and making the shows understandable and open to all.
This year, as in the past, the OPEN project team actively collaborates with people with sensory disabilities to create services and experiences designed together.
Among the services of the project that will be active for all the performances of Opera and Ballet scheduled in the Season September December 2022, in addition to the Italian surtitles, present in all the performances, during the performances scheduled for Friday evening, assisted listening will be available for the deaf and hearing impaired thanks to the Sennheiser Mobile Connect system. During the Sunday performance it will be available the audio description of the opera, while in the morning at 11 am there will be a multi-sensory tour on the stage of the Theatre to discover the secrets of the show. To make the activity even more inclusive, the Teatro Grande has opened the tour to anyone who wants to take part in these special initiatives, creating an event by reservation through the Eventbrite platform. At the same time, for each work, a video presentation of the performances in Italian Sign Language will be distributed through the social channels of the Theatre, to make the understanding of the Opera as inclusive and accessible as possible.

For more information about the project, the methods of participation and reservations, you can always contact the e-mail address accessibilita@teatrogrande.it or call 0302979347.

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After the holiday break, the Caffè del Teatro Grande Berlucchi reopens this weekend, inaugurating the autumn restart with an exceptional event: la Note della Cultura. Saturday, October 1, the Cafe will officially reopen to the public at 3PM, extending the opening hours until 11PM to allow those who are around the city centre druing this special evening to sip a glass of Berlucchi or enjoy a croissant signed Pasticceria Il Simposio. Sunday morning, October 2, the Café will be open from 10PM to 1PM.

For the first time this Season, the Caffè del Teatro Grande Berlucchi will be open exclusively to the public of the performances of the Teatro Grande starting one hour before the performance scheduled for that day.

All updates about schedules and special events are published in real time on the dedicated page of this website and on the social channels of the Caffè del Teatro Grande Berlucchi.
Many surprises are coming… We can’t wait to reopen the doors of our magnificent Ridotto for you!

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The 2022 Season welcomes back the cycle of events dedicated to stories and insights about the Operas presented in the next months at the Teatro Grande.

Roberto Tagliani (philologist), Piergiorgio Vittorini (criminal lawyer), Paolo Bolpagni (art historian), Roberto Gazich (latinist) and Marco Degiovanni (mathematician) are ready to take the public through five introductory conferences, proposing interesting readings and food for thought ranging from the analysis of the text to the history of each title. The meetings with these music lovers will take place in the evocative setting of the Salone delle Scenografie and will be open to the most transversal public, from beginners to fans of the genre.

The first appointment will be with Roberto Tagliani Saturday, September 24th at 11.00AM: the meeting will be dedicated to Norma by Vincenzo Bellini, the Opera that will debut on Friday, September 30th at 8PM (in replica Sunday, October 2nd at 3.30PM plus a special premiere on September 28 at 5PM dedicated to the students), before continuing the tour at the partner theaters of OperaLombardia.

All other appointments with the Pazzi are available here.

As for the previous editions, admission is free while seats last. Please note that access to the Salone delle Scenografie is through via Paganora 19.

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OperaLombardia is organizing the auditions for background actors for the production of Norma by Vincenzo Bellini, with the direction of Elena Barbalich, for the 2022 Season.
We are looking for 8 people meeting the following criteria:
– men
– over the age of 18 

Those interested should send their application to info@teatrogrande.it with the subject “APPLICATION BACKGROUND ROLES NORMA 2022” by and no later than Thursday, 7th July 2022, specifying their personal data (time and place of birth, residence address, tax code, VAT identification number – if existent), a telephone number, a resumè, photos. It is also required to fill in the measures form attached in the following file (notice of selection).

Auditions are scheduled for Wednesday, 13th July 2022 at 4.30PM at the Teatro Grande (backstage entry, via Paganora 19/a).

È previsto un incontro di selezione mercoledì 13 luglio 2022 alle ore 16.30 presso il Teatro Grande (ingresso artisti, via Paganora 19/a).

For further information and for the rehearsals schedule, please download the NOTICE OF SELECTION.

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From Tuesday, 14th June to Saturday, 18th June the subscription campaign for the Opera and Ballet Season 2022 is open. 

The subscription package includes four Opera titles (Norma, Don Giovanni, La Gioconda, La Traviata) and a Ballet (La Cenerentola), celebrating the marriage between tradition and contemporaneity that has always been the foundation of the artistic proposal of the Teatro Grande.

It is possible to subscribe both online and at the ticket office.
For further information biglietteria@teatrogrande.it.

ONLINE PURCHASE TURN A

ONLINE PURCHASE TURN B 

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This week, the opening times of the Caffè del Teatro Grande Berlucchi will slightly change.

On the occasion of the departure of 1000 Miglia 2022, on Wednesday 15th June the Cafè will be open from 1oAM to 8PM.

This weekend, the opening times will be as follows:
– Friday, 17th June from 6PM to 11PM
– Saturday, 18th June from 10AM to 6PM
– Sunday, 19th June from 10AM to 8PM

The opening hours of the whole season are available on the specific section of this website.

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The Fondazione del Teatro Grande di Brescia has presented the September – December 2022 Season.

 

A line-up stretching across different genres of the performing arts, in a kaleidoscope of shows that will bring to the Teatro Grande di Brescia some of the most acclaimed artists in the world as well as young talents,  surely able to charm the most varied audience, with the aim of re-building together, step by step, the desire of sharing the passion for the Theatre and trusting the process of “being together” thanks to the culture.

 

Opera has always being the heart of the Teatro Grande’s Seasons. The work developed by the Fondazione itself and together with the Theatres of the Circuito Opera Lombardia has been focusing throughout the years on the research of emerging talents, on the enhancement of the repertoire operas, on the great attention towards the works born in the 20th century and in recent times, in addition to the revival of the those titles missing from the records of the city. In 2022, the Fondazione is back to launch the traditional Opera and Ballet autumn Season, with the schedule of the subscription campaign that will give the possibility to the 2019 subscribers to exercise the pre-emption right on their seats. The combination of tradition and contemporary will be again the cornerstone of the whole artistic offer, a mixture of opposited in which the Fondazione believes to build a new audience and perspectives for Opera.

OPERA E BALLET 2022 SEASON

Tickets, subscription e terms of sale of the Opera e Ballet Season
The Opera and Ballett 2022 Season subscription campain starts on the 26th of May. The 2019 subscriptions can be rewned for the new Season starting from the 26th May to the 4th June at the Teatro Grande ticket office and online on vivaticket.com. From the 14th to the 18th of June new subscriptions will be available. This year, there will be again the possibility to buy or renew the subscription in a single payment or by paying a deposit until the 6th – 10th September.
The tickets for the single shows of the Opera and Ballet Season will be sold starting from the 25th of June. In order to bring young people closer to Opera, the under30 reduction and the special €15 ticket for under18 students will be confirmed (stalls and balconies of I, II and III order).


The Season will then present various appointments with music, from the contemporary baroque to the great chamber composition and symphonies of the 19th and 20th century. In this path, presented under the banner of the Società dei Concerti del Teatro Grande, some of the most important artists of the Italian scenario are awaited, in addition to musicians and ensembles of international relevance, without leaving out the projects of contamination between genres, including jazz and contemporary music.

For many years, the Fondazione del Teatro Grande has been considered at a national level one of the greatest points of reference for dance, giving space every year to the excellence of the contemporary scene and contributing to the support of young emerging choreographers. It has therefore created a new loyal audience, following the offered shows and discovering every time new visions. The autumn line-up will be completing the 2022 Season with the shows by two Masters of dance and three young choreographers and dancers, bringing to the spaces of the Teatro Grande a testimony of the fascinating and fresh horizons of the international and Italian dance.

The Teatro Grande will finally welcome the children and their families taking part in the spacil project Il Grande per i Piccoli, bringing forward the always centered intention of the Fondazione to make the Teatro Grande an attractive and inclusive space.

 

MUSIC, DANCE AND SPECIAL PROJECTS 2022

Biglietti abbonamenti e modalità di vendita per gli appuntamenti di Musica, Danza e Progetti speciali
All the tickets for the shows of Music and Dance of the September-December 2022 Season and for the project Il Grande per i piccoli will be sold starting from Tuesday, 24th May at the Teatro Grande ticket office and online ovivaticket.com.
For the appointments Music and Dance, a special ticket will be presented with the 50% discount for students. Please note that the Fondazione del Teatro Grande is part of App18 and Carta Docente.
In addition to the usual discounts reserved to under30 and over65 spectators, the September-December 2022 Season offers two types of carnet, sold starting from the 24th of May: the Carnet Danza, €65, and the Carnet Musica, €80. The same offer with even more reduced prices is reserved to under30 spectators: the Carnet Danza Under30, €50, and the Carnet Musica, €60.


The Teatro Grande ticket office is open from Tuesday to Friday, 1.30PM – 7PM, and Saturday, 3.30PM – 7PM; closed on Sunday, Monday and holydays, except for the days of the shows. On teatrogrande.it, Facebook and Instagram news on the line-up will be presented daily.

 

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The Festa dell’Opera is finally back again, and the Teatro Grande is looking for volunteers for the 2022 edition!

The Festa dell’Opera, scheduled for Saturday 11th of June, is a sophisticated but popular festival that takes young and adult spectators, opera lovers or not, on an evocative journey towards the Opera world, making the entire city of Brescia resonate on the notes of the most renowned melodies of the opera tradition from dawn until midnight.

Here we are at the 11th edition of an event involving hundreds of artists and more than 50 public and private spots in the city. The aim of the Festa is opening the doors of opera to everybody, taking the charm of the melodrama in direct contact with the audience of all ages also thanks to the contamination with other musical languages (jazz, electronic, swing, pop, rock, contemporary music).

Concerts and improvised events will be at the centre of this day. Volunteers and staff will be working together to manage the organization of the events and in support of singers and musicians, making their contribution also to the promotion of the program. A precious occasion to get to know the organizational machine of the Teatro Grande and to help realising this unique event.

Send your application (you have until the 23th of May) at this link.

The chosen group will be summoned in the Teatro on Tuesday, 31st of May, for a briefing with the staff of the Festa.

Take part in this beautiful event and let the Opera take you far away!

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The Great Night of Jazz is back for its fifth edition, the music marathon that traditionally brings some of the most interesting musicians of the Italian and international jazz scene to the stages of the city Massimo.

Saturday 26 March from 19.00 to 23.30 the Teatro Grande will be transformed into the small citadel of jazz with three paths designed to listen to the different interpretations of this vast genre. All the itineraries will open at 7.00 pm in the Sala Grande with a concert by Eleonora Strino, Greg Cohen and Zeno De Rossi.

GROUND is the path that will be divided into the Ridotto of the Teatro Grande where Costanza Alegiani Trio and Fabrizio Sferra will perform with “Folkways” at 9.30 pm and Nazareno Caputo Phylum Trio at 10.45 pm.

AIR it is the path of the Sala Palcoscenico Borsoni where Ilaria Capalbo Quintet will perform with “Karthago” at 9.30 pm and Qaplá at 10.45 pm.

FIRE will take place in the Hall of Scenographies with the performances of ARE Andrea Ruggeri Ensemble “Musiche invisibili” at 9.30 pm and Federico Calcagno & The Dolphians at 10.45 pm.

The routes (full price 30.00 euros; reduced under 30 and over 65 20.00 euros) are on sale from 10 March at the Teatro Grande Box Office, on the website vivaticket.com (opening hours of the Teatro Grande Box Office: from Tuesday to Friday from 13.30 to 19.00 and on Saturday from 15.30 to 19.00).

The concerts will not be sold individually.


The Great Night of Jazz 2022 will also have a corollary appointment that will involve one of the guest artists of this 5th edition for a Lectio Magistralis

which will take place on the morning of Saturday 26 March at 11.00 at the Pietro da Cemmo Hall of the Luca Marenzio Conservatory in Brescia. . The meeting will feature Greg Cohen, a world-famous American double bass player who on this occasion will focus on a theme that is very close to his way of making music: the creative approach between jazz and popular music. A free appointment (with compulsory registration via the website www.teatrogrande.it starting from Thursday 16 March) with a great master of jazz music, certainly of interest for fans of the genre, but not only. The Lectio will be held in English.


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.

 

LA GRANDE NOTTE DEL JAZZ 2022 – PROGRAM

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In these dramatic and shocking hours, the Fondazione del Teatro Grande of Brescia expresses its solidarity with the Ukrainian artists, cultural institutions and concrete support for the courageous Ukrainian population severely affected by the war.

The Foundation has therefore decided to donate the entire proceeds of the concert with the artists Joshua Bell and Shai Wosner, scheduled for March 23 at the Teatro Grande, to the special Ukraine fund of the Croce Bianca in Brescia for humanitarian purposes.

An exceptionally talented duo of musicians Joshua Bell and Shai Wosner will perform on stage in the Great Hall. Joshua Bell is one of the most acclaimed violinists of his time and has performed with all the most important musical realities in the world. Among other accolades, he received a Grammy Award (2018) and 5 other Grammy nominations, as well as winning the Avery Fisher Prize in 2007. Pianist Shai Wosner has collaborated with the most famous conductors and throughout his career has won the Martin E. Segal Award from Lincoln Center, the Avery Fisher Career Grant and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust.

The program that the duo will propose at the Teatro Grande inlcudes in the first part the execution of the Sonata n. 1 in D major for violin and piano by Franz Schubert and Sonata for violin and piano n. 7 in C minor op. 30 n. 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven. After the intermission, the duo will perform Baal Shem. Three paintings of Cassidic life by Ernest Bloch and the Sonata n. 2 in G major for violin and piano by Maurice Ravel.

In the faint hope of a future of peace, March 23 will be a night addressed to all the citizens of Brescia so that with their presence the clear opposition to this war and the shared closeness to the Ukrainian population prevail.