Daring and Bold
'Madama Butterfly' and 'Il Trittico'
at the 2014 Puccini Festival,
discussed by GIUSEPPE PENNISI
The Puccini Festival on the shore of Lake Massacciucoli, near Lucca, is sixty years old. Moreover, Puccini died ninety years ago and Madama Butterfly, one of Giacomo Puccini's most loved operas, had its premiere one hundred and ten years ago. Thus, there is much to celebrate in Summer 2014, especially after the bureaucratic mishap that, three years ago, left the festival without a penny of public subsidy; the festival was eventually held thanks to support from the Hong Kong and Macao opera houses and from a major Japanese company. Now, due to legislation enacted in 2013, the organisation can rely on an annual grant of one million euros in central government subsidy...
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