The Fondazione del Teatro Grande di Brescia will present the complete calendar of the September-December 2021 Season on Wednesday 8th September. Where possible, the suspended performances have been recovered by designing a Season that combines national and international famous names with territorial excellence.

Waiting to know in detail the events that will range from the Opera Season to concerts, from dance to cultural meetings, the Foundation announces the avant-program.

La Fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini
Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini
Iphigénie en Tauride by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi – Operadomani Project

Ensemble Concerto di Margherita
Ensemble del Teatro Grande
Orchestra S.T.U.D.I.O. del Conservatorio
Ensemble Zefiro
Sentieri Selvaggi
Orchestra da Camera di Brescia
Rossano Pinelli

Compagnia Virgilio Sieni
Hofesh Shechter Company/Shechter II
Alessandro Sciarroni
Dada Masilo

History Lessons


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It will thus be possible to admire the magnificence of the Ridotto and the historical documents related to the Brescia debut of the opera Madama Butterfly.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.


The concert scheduled for Tuesday 27th July at the Teatro Grande was canceled due to the indisposition of the pianist Yuja Wang.
All those who have purchased a ticket for the evening can request a refund at the Teatro Grande Box Office up to and including Tuesday 3rd August.
During the current week, the Box Office will be open on the usual days and times: from Tuesday to Friday from 1.30 pm to 7.00 pm and on Saturday from 3.30 pm to 7.00 pm.

Afterwards, the Ticket Office will open:

Monday 26 July and Saturday 31 July from 3.30 pm to 7.00 pm

from Tuesday 27th July to Friday 30th July from 1.30pm to 7.00pm

Monday 2nd August from 1.30pm to 7.00pm

Tuesday 3 August from 1.30pm to 7.00pm

Tickets purchased online can be refunded by bank transfer, to proceed with the refund it will be necessary to send the IBAN code referring to the current account on which to make the payment, indicating the account holder and the bank to the address biglietteria@teatrogrande.it support.

For more information, you can send an email to biglietteria@teatrogrande.it.


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.


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.


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.



On Sunday 9th May Teatro Grande reopens its doors to the City for performance activities with the joy of meeting again its audience, after more than six months of closure.

The Season of the first half of the year will be articulated from May to July with a rich program that includes Opera events, chamber music concerts, contemporary music, jazz, indie, rock and important names from national and international dance scene, as well as to meetings and special events.

Where possible, the appointments canceled in the previous season have been rescheduled together with new proposals of 2021.

In recent years, the Teatro Grande has developed new ways of interacting with the public to propose an idea of Theater that can go beyond the usual canons of the “place of representation” to deal with urban space and architectural heritage. With this in mind, the shows in Season will be held not only at the Teatro Grande, but also in outdoor spaces that will allow the audience to rediscover two of the most evocative places in our city under a new light: the courtyard of Palazzo Broletto and the Roman Theater.

Each event will be carried out safely and in full compliance with the regulations related to the containment of the spread of the Covid-19 contagion. In this regard, we remind that, should new regulatory provisions relating to the curfew currently in force take place, the performances of the Season may be subject to timetable changes.


Tickets for all the shows of the Season will be on sale from Thursday 6th May at the Teatro Grande Box Office and on teatrogrande.it and vivaticket.com.
For all sperformances there is a 50% discounted ticket for students. We also remind you that Teatro Grande Foundation adhers to App18 and Carta Docente.

At teatrogrande.it/eng and on social channels of the Theater, updates on the programming of the Season and on the activities of the Theater will be made available in real time.
Please note the 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; closed on Sundays and Mondays and holidays except for show days. For information biglietteria@teatrogrande.it.


As Theatres are still closed according to Authorities arrangements, Fondazione del Teatro Grande does not renounce to keep a strong connection with the City. looking forward to welcoming the audience inside the Avenues, it is fundamental ti offer involving initiatives not only on digital platforms, with the aim to be present in the daily life of community, thanks to the extraordinary beauty of music.

After the first event on Memory Day, the wired broadcasting will continue during April. Every Wednesday and Friday, at 11.00 and 17.00, from Teatro’s terrace a special music selection will spread around Corso Zanardelli, to simbolically embrace the entire city.

The programme will include artists connected to our territory, whom Fooundation decided to honor: from Daniela Dessì, with Puccini and Verdi’s ariasa, to Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli concerts, from Giancarlo Facchinetti compositions executed by dèdalo ensemble to the Divine one Callas.

To celebrate important anniversaries Brandenburg Concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach, composed in 1721, and Camille Saint-Saëns notes will resound in Corso Zanardelli. An homage to Brescia as Venetian city will be spread with Vivaldi, Liszt, Gabrieli and Baroque music. In addiction Mozart will be protagonist of the programme with a rich selection of Symphonies and some of the most famous arias from Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte in execution conducted by M° Teodor Currentzis. Foundation will dedicate a special focus just to Currentzis: Fragments is another project where some extracts from La Traviata are performed in a very essential way, giving an ethereal and fascinating listening.

To complete the schedule minimalist and contemporary compositions, will be part of the broadcast, with works by Steve reich and Philip Glass, traditionally proposed in Teatro Grande billboard.

The Foundation reserves the right to extend the programme also in following months after the expire of DPCM, if Theatres should remain close.



Fondazione del Teatro Grande di Brescia announces 2021 dates of two great events, become reference points of the artistic schedule, not only of the Theatre but also of the cultural offer of the city.

On Saturday 5th June the Fourth edition of Grande Notte del Jazz is planned. The popular no-stop dedicated to jazz music and its countless facets is back. As previous editions artists from several music scenes will be protagonists: mainly exponents of Italian jazz will propose original and suggestive listenings. This will be an opportunity for getting involved in traditional sounds approached to sperimentation. The total immersion in jazz music will give life to an unmissable nocturnal marathon. Beyond the concerts deeping and proposals for young people will be part of the event.

2021 coincides with ten-year edition of Festa dell’Opera. To celebrate this important milestone Fondazione del Teatro Grande decided to extend the Festa on three days, from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th. The rich programme will cross several places of the city and it will be communicated as usual in the weeks before the event. Its main vocation is still to open and to bring people closer to Opera, both lovers and beginners of every age. Through contamination between music languages (jazz, electronics, swing, pop, rock, contemporary music), meetings and dedicated events for children, Festa dell’Opera 2021 will hace a stronger effect on the city, by touching most symbolic places and by opening the doors of precious buildings usually not accessible. The Festa dell’Opera’s spirit of sociality and joy will remain intact: many places will be involved, both public and private, out and in-door, to promote through music the extraordinary historic and architectural heritage of the city. Once more Festa dell’Opera will conquer everyone to indulge warmth and consent of tons of people. In 2021 partnerships with the urban tissue will increase in terms of arts, accomodation and sociality, to spread the magic of Opera in every contexts.

As made for the perfomances planned in 2020 Season, also the formats of Festa dell’Opera and Grande Notte del Jazz has been rethought to adapt to the new social enviroment following the pandemic. We decided to move the events in summer season and to extend the artistic offer with the aim of giving to the audience the opportunity to live the charm of Opera and the most interesting jazz sounds. The performances will take place in security and in accordance to limits as enforced by Authorities: sanitization, assigned and restricted seats, ban on gatherings, social distance and dpi use.

To stay on top of news about Fondazione del Teatro Grande activities please visit www.teatrogrande.it/en and www.festadellopera.it/en.



On Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th come to visit us in the very heart of the City!

Caffè del Teatro Grande Berlucchi is open again. Entrance, limited and safe, is free from 8.30 to 18m as planned by Authorities.

From breakfast to lunch and aperitif, come to the caffè to enjoy a unique break in uno of the historical places of Brescia, amng the most fascinating ones. Through the Sala delle Statue you can access to the Ridotto, the Saletta Butterfly and the Sala del Teosa.

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The streaming programme of OperaLombardia inlcudes a new title. The recital La Fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini will be on-line at www.operalombardialive.it on Wednesday 25th November at 20.30. A selection of aria will be executed by Rebeka Lokar (soprano, aa Minnie), Angelo Villari (tenor, as Dick Johnson, alias Ramerrez), Devid Cecconi (baritone, as Jack Rance, sheriff), accompanied by Maestro Valerio Galli, expert connoiseur of Puccini’s repertoire that will play the piano on this special occasion.

Live streaming will be broadcast from Teatro Fraschini in Pavia on 25th November and it will be available until Friday 27th November at 24.00.

The entire project has the patronage and support of Regione Lombardia. Moreover, OperaLombardia Circuit features support of MIBACT and Fondazione Cariplo.