L’Heure Espagnole | Gianni Schicchi

Opera and Ballett season 2019 will officially open with the unusual diptych Heure Espagnole/ Gianni Schicchi. These two masterpieces are part of the twentieth century melodramatic and comic repertoire and will be performed in the stage of Teatro Grande for the first time. L’Heure Espagnole is  a comédie musicale with music by Maurice Ravel. It narrates with a widespread sensuality a particular vision of love, a farce which is both ironic and sarcastic. L’Heure espagnole is a little treasure that has never been performed in Brescia, therefore it will be an extraordinary opportunity for the audience to listen and enjoy it. Gianni Schicchi is a one act Opera by Giacomo Puccini with libretto by Giovacchino Forzano based on the episode XXX of Dante’s Inferno. The work completes the third and final part of Puccini’s Il trittico along with Suor Angelica and Tabarro. This opera is finally back in Brescia after 11 years. The diptych is entirely set up by Teatro Grande and the production is by Carmelo Rifici the well known assistant of Luca Ronconi who back in 2015 took his place in the direction of the theatre school of Teatro Piccolo in Milan. The orchestra will be conducted by Sergio Alapont a stand-out figure of his generation. Sets are designed by Guido Buganza, costumes are by Margherita Baldoni and Valerio Tiberi cured lights. The cast of L’Heure Espagnole sees Ravel Antoniette Dennefeld in the part of Concepcion, Didier Pieri (Gonzalve), Valdis Jansons (Ramiro), Andrea Concetti (Don Inigo Gomez), Jean-François Novelli (Torquemada) a young french tenor with a soft and flexible voice tone which is perfect for his part. The main charachters of Gianni Schicchi are instead: Sergio Vitale (rôle-titre), the extraordinary female voices are by Serena Gamberoni (Lauretta), the mezzosoprano Agostina Smimmero (Zita). Beside them we find Pietro Adaini (Rinuccio), Didier Pieri (Gherardo), Marta Calcaterra (Nella), Andrea Concetti (Betto di Signa), Mario Luperi (Simone), Valdis Jansons (Marco), Cecilia Bernini (La Ciesca), Nicolò Ceriani (Maestro Spinelloccio/Messer Amantio di Nicolao) famous for interpreting funny characters in the main Opera Theatres, Zabulon Salvi (Pinellino) and Marco Tomasoni (Guccio).


PARTERRE and DAIS I-II-III order € 90,00 € 35,00 € 75,00
I BALCONY and DAIS IV order € 50,00 € 24,00 € 40,00
II BALCONY € 25,00 € 15,00 € 20,00

For under 18 students Parterre or Dais I – II – III order tickets 15,00 euros.

PARTERRE and DAIS I-II-III order € 60,00 € 35,00 € 48,00
I BALCONY and DAIS IV order € 35,00 € 24,00 € 30,00
II BALCONY € 20,00 € 15,00 € 15,00

For under 18 students Parterre or Dais I – II – III order tickets 15,00 euros.

Dais capacity: from n.1 to n.3: 2 people | from n.4 to n.8 and proscenium: 3 people | from n. 9 to n. 14: 4 people.

For additional tickets/subscriptions purchase in dais (max 2) over capacity seats specified an emission of 50% reduced entrances, for low visibility, is provided only by the Theatre ticket office.

How to purchase tickets

Tickets are for sale online on the websites teatrogrande.it and vivaticket.it, in authorized branches of UBI Banca in Brescia and the Province (see the list HERE) and at the Box Office from 18th June 2019.

Teatro Grande ticket office: Tuesday to Friday from 13.30 to 19.00; Saturday from 15.30 to 19.00.

Online purchase: