OperaLombardia and Regione Lombardia come together to celebrate the world day dedicated to opera: two events for families and opera lovers are scheduled on 20 October.

The five theatres (the Teatro Donizetti of Bergamo, the Teatro Grande of Brescia, the Teatro Sociale of Como / AsLiCo, the Teatro Ponchielli of Cremona, the Teatro Fraschini of Pavia), continue their collaboration and, together with I Pomeriggi Musicali, thanks to the precious support of Regione Lombardia and Fondazione Cariplo, celebrate World Opera Day together.

The theatres of the OperaLombardia circuit will join forces for two appointments scheduled on Friday 20 October 2023, in the Region of Milan, at the Belvedere on the 39th floor of Palazzo Lombardia, with free admission (booking required at operalombardia@regione.lombardia.it).

At 8.30 p.m. there will be an opera concert with a selection of arias from the titles co-produced by the circuit for the 2023 Opera Season.
The singers in the concert, accompanied at the piano by Maestro Eric Foster, will be Arina Alexeeva, who was Angelina in Opera Tomorrow 2022’s La Cenerentola, tenor Kazuki Yoshida and baritone Gangsoon Kim, the protagonists of Luisa Miller who will also perform arias from Don Carlo, and finally Caterina Meldolesi, soprano interpreter of Luisa who on this occasion will delight us with arias from Butterfly.

On the same day, at 5.30 p.m., there will be Cantiamo Turandot, an Opera Education workshop dedicated to Turandot for children aged 6 to 12, organised by the trainer Francesco Malanchin.
The workshop will weave together storytelling, listening, musical play and singing, allowing the discovery of one of the best-known and most fascinating fairy tales in music: Turandot by Giacomo Puccini.

The events are free admission with compulsory booking by e-mail to operalombardia@regione.lombardia.it.
All information is available at www.operalombardia.it.



Due to the events taking place in Israel and the related security measures adopted in the country, the Batsheva Dance Company has been forced to suspend and postpone its tour in Italy.
Therefore the shows of 14 October at Teatro Municipale Valli, Festival Aperto Reggio Emilia; 17 October at Teatro Fonderie Limone, Torinodanza; 20 and 21 October at Triennale Milano Teatro and 23 October at Teatro Grande in Brescia have been cancelled, while waiting for the tickets to be refunded as soon as possible.

Below is the ticket refund procedure.

Refunds for paper tickets may only be requested at the Teatro Grande Box Office (Corso Zanardelli, 9b) for the return of the original ticket by Thursday 25 October inclusive. Refunds will not be possible without the original ticket.

Refunds for paper carnet tickets can only be requested at the Teatro Grande Box Office to return the original ticket by Thursday 25 October inclusive. Refunds will not be possible without the original ticket.

Refunds of carnet tickets purchased via the vivaticket platform may be requested by sending a photograph or digital copy of the same to biglietteria@teatrogrande.it by Thursday 25 October inclusive. The following information is also requested: first name, last name, tax code, full address of the purchaser and IBAN (complete with the name of the account holder and supporting bank) on which the refund will be made.

We would like to remind you of the Ticket Office opening hours: Tuesday to Friday from 1.30 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Sundays, Mondays and public holidays except on performance days.

For any information the Box Office is available at biglietteria@teatrogrande.it or at 030 2979333.


Medicine and Culture is the main motif uniting the various events proposed in 2023 by the Ordine dei Medici di Brescia. The initiatives for the autumn include two appointments in collaboration with the Fondazione del Teatro Grande di Brescia dedicated to the theme of Medicine and Music. The two evenings, promoted also thanks to the collaboration of the Brescia Mobility Group and with the support of the Banco dell’Energia, intend to explore the ability of music to positively affect our wellbeing and will take the form of two special concerts accompanied by the stories of doctors and neuroscientists.

The debut is scheduled to take place at the Teatro Grande with Musica e invecchiamento attivo, on the evening of Thursday 12 October (Salone delle Scenografie h 20, info and tickets at the Teatro Grande box office and on teatrogrande.it). Angelo Bianchetti, director of the Department of Medicine and Rehabilitation at the S. Anna Clinical Institute in Brescia, will talk about the value of music in boosting our cognitive reserve and ageing well, countering the risk of mental decay. From words to notes, spectators will be able to engage in active listening with this new viewpoint, dragged along by the rhythm of Tempo di Tango, with the voice of Francesca Gerbasi, the bandoneon of Davide Vendramin, and the piano of Romina Vavassori, among the most appreciated interpreters of traditional Argentinian music.

The second event, on Thursday 2 November, will be dedicated to Musica e neouroscienze (Salone delle Scattografie h 8 pm, info and tickets at the Teatro Grande box office and on teatrogrande.it). Daniela Perani, full professor of Neuroscience at the Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Milan, will take us on a journey inside the human brain, with the aid of neuroimaging techniques, to show what happens in our heads when we listen to music, what circuits are activated and the benefits we can derive from it. Following this, the harmonies of the concert Il Barocco tra Venezia e Napoli (The Baroque between Venice and Naples) will offer a practical example, with the instrumental virtuosity of Elisa Citterio on violin, Dorina Frati on mandolin and Cristina Vidoni on cello.

More information on the Medicina e Cultura project can be found at www.ordinemedici.brescia.it.


On Wednesday 25 October at 9 p.m., the special evening organised at the Teatro Grande by Fondazione AIRC per la ricerca sul cancro ETS  in support of paediatric cancer research projects returns. This year’s protagonists of the concert will be Fiorella Mannoia and Danilo Rea.

Following the success of the Roman debut at the Terme di Caracalla and the summer stages of the tour that is currently touring all over Italy, Fiorella Mannoia and Danilo Rea are adding a new date for the show Luce. On Wednesday 25 October, the two artists will light up the Teatro Grande with a unique live performance, piano and voice, in an intimate and powerful atmosphere surrounded by a multitude of candles. An extraordinary event in favour of the Lombardy Committee of the AIRC Foundation to raise funds to support the best research projects for the treatment of breast cancer, on the occasion of the Nastro Rosa AIRC campaign.
The partnership between Mannoia and Rea brings together the worlds of pop and jazz, creating a unique concert, perfect in its essentiality. Guiding the audience along a magical and unadulterated path will be the voice of Fiorella, one of the greatest singer-songwriters and interpreters of Italian songs, and the piano of Danilo, one of the most appreciated jazz musicians in Italy and beyond, able to range over any repertoire with his flair and musical sensitivity.

Tickets for the concert are available online at vivaticket.it.


The Fondazione del Teatro Grande di Brescia announces that, due to the unavailability of the artist, the  performance Senza titolo by Annamaria Ajmone, scheduled for Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 October 2023 in the Ridotto of the Teatro Grande, will not be held.

Refunds for tickets purchased may be requested exclusively at the Teatro Grande Box Office (Corso Zanardelli, 9b) no later than Saturday 23 September. The Ticket Office is open Tuesday to Friday from 1.30 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Sundays, Mondays and public holidays except on performance days.

For any information or clarification, the Box Office is available (0302979333 – biglietteria@teatrogrande.it).


We inform the kind audience that, contrary to what was previously announced, the concert Transire by pianist Pierangelo Taboni will be held on Monday 18 September at 8 p.m. in the Ridotto of the Teatro Grande.

We would ask you to go to the Ticket Office to proceed with the cancellation of the ticket dated 19/09 and to collect the updated one. The procedure can also be carried out on the day of the event.

The Box Office is open Tuesday to Friday from 1.30 p.m. to 7 p.m.; on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. On the day of the performance, the box office is open until the start time.

For any information, please contact the Box Office at biglietteria@teatrogrande.it.


From Tuesday, June 27 to Saturday, July 8, the exhibition “NOTE. Esposizione di liuteria contemporanea.”

The exhibition is a collaboration between the Teatro Grande Foundation and the Municipality of Brescia with the support of BCC Agrobresciano and in partnership with Garda Lake Music Festival.

“NOTE. Esposizione di liuteria contemporaneag” will be freely accessible by accessing the spaces of the Theater from Tuesday to Saturday during the hours of 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 6 p.m. The project is part of the initiatives of Bergamo Brescia Italian Capital of Culture 2023.


The Teatro Grande Foundation and the Province of Brescia, with the collaboration of the Brescia Province Events Foundation, present the eighth edition of the Il Grande in Provincia project, the summer music festival that from June 20 to September 18 will take the excellence of the Teatro Grande on a journey through the Brescia area.

The only project that has never been interrupted, not even during the period of the pandemic, Il Grande in Provincia touches historic-artistic heritage places and small villages distant from the main tourist destinations every year to contribute to the enhancement of the territory through music also with a view to cultural tourism and to meet the proximity audience.

In the year in which Brescia stands out for its rich program of activities linked to the Italian Capital of Culture, the festival Il Grande in Provincia also set itself ambitious goals, particularly that of expanding its artistic programming, also involving new municipalities that had never before this year been touched by the initiative.

This led to the definition of a calendar that consists of 23 appointments, all free of charge, starting at 9 p.m. and specific access modes for each location. The review will welcome different musical genres again this year: opera recitals, chamber music concerts, jazz, baroque music, but also some readings that combine music and word for an interesting mixture of styles.


All the events of The Great in the Province review are, as every year, free to attend. Access to the events varies for each municipality, so please consult teatrogrande.it and the websites of the respective administrations, also for alternative venues in case of bad weather.

We thank all the municipalities, parishes and Civil Defense Groups involved, the Mountain Communities of Valle Sabbia, Valle Trompia and Sebino Bresciano, MarteS, Padernello Castle Foundation, Ugo da Como Foundation, Terra della Franciacorta Association, Associazione Comuni delle Terre Basse, Strada del Vino e dei Sapori Colli dei Longobardi, Pro Loco di Bedizzole, Villa Franciacorta, Lombarda Marmi.

Find out about all the events at teatrogrande.it/en.


On the occasion of the year of Capitale Italiana della Cultura and in line with the commitment that the Fondazione del Teatro Grande di Brescia has been dedicating for years to the rediscovery and enhancement of the city’s historical-artistic heritage sites, the 2023 programming will be joined by  GRANDEBRIXIA, the project that from July to September will be set in the magnificent context of Brixia. Archaeological Park of Roman Brescia.

An extension of the events already scheduled at the Teatro Romano in past years, this expanded project will involve citizens and tourists in events this time more diverse than ever, featuring concerts, recitals and readings.

12 appointments with emblematic artists from the national and international cultural scene who will weave a fascinating journey where the combination of music and words will often be at the center.

Tickets will go on sale from Tuesday, June 20, at the Ticket Office of the Teatro Grande. Only at the Ticket Office will be available a special price reduction on the purchase of 5 shows of the review.


We thank Fondazione Brescia Musei for their cooperation.


A summer of extraordinary openings awaits the Teatro Grande in this special year of Italian Capital of Culture. Beginning Tuesday, June 20, and running through Thursday, August 31, the Ridotto of the Teatro Grande, the Butterfly Room, the Teosa Room and the marvelous newly restored Statue Room will be open for free tours with free access Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Specialized staff from the Teatro Grande Foundation will be on hand to tell visitors about the history of this fascinating venue and to answer questions and curiosities, starting with the background of the debut of the opera Madama Butterfly, which will be revived next July 119 years after its first Brescian performance.

The openings will also allow visitors to admire the ceiling of the Hall of Statues, recently rediscovered at the end of the restoration campaign that ended in early 2023. The eighteenth-century coffered decoration covering the vault of the first room of the Theater building is, in fact, back on view after more than 150 years since it was covered and is now ready to enchant tourists in this special eventful year.

In the Ridotto will be set up the theater’s bookshop where it will be possible to buy books, gifts, merchandising of the Teatro Grande.

Within the opening period, two exhibitions – the themes of which will be announced soon – will be set up in the free-visit spaces, interweaving throughout the summer the exceptionality of their presence with the beauty of the historical environments and proposing new visual suggestions.

The free tours inside the Hall of Statues and the Redoubt – including the Butterfly and Teosa rooms – will be flanked from Tuesday, July 25 by a rich program of guided tours for a fee, which – after the great success recorded in the first months of the year – will be presented in a new formula, allowing the public to discover not only the Great Hall with its history, but also spaces that are little known or usually not open to the public. The tours will be in Italian, but on Tuesdays and Thursdays a round of visits will also be intended for the international public with the narration of the visitable spaces in English.

Also returning on specific dates will be the highly anticipated Grand Tour tours led by theater staff. A multi-voiced journey of discovery of the theater machine and its technical spaces, led by the workers behind the scenes and the figures who populate this fascinating world.

Residents and tourists visiting the city will thus be able to immerse themselves in the historical-artistic heritage of the Teatro Grande and rediscover one of Brescia’s most beloved places, whose history is deeply linked to that of the city itself.

Guided tours will be on sale starting Tuesday, June 20, at the Teatro Grande Ticket Office and online at vivaticket.com.