Introduction

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Opera Lucca is a summer festival for singers and pianists. It will be held at the Lucca Italian School in the summer of 2020, June 7th through July 4th. This season we will be casting roles in scenes from Le nozze di Figaro, La bohème, and La Traviata, as well as from other baroque and bel canto repertoire. We specialize in teaching Italian opera and art song through a focus the language. Our distinguished faculty are either native Italian speakers or experts in operatic Italian. Some students will have the opportunity to stay in host families to improve their conversational Italian. Tuition ranges from $3700 to $4500, depending on housing options. See tuition page for details. We are now accepting applications from vocalists and pianists. Applications are due by February 2nd, 2020. Contact us at info@operalucca.org and follow us on facebook and instagram!

City of Lucca

Lucca is a beautiful walled city in northern Tuscany and is the birthplace of Giacomo Puccini. At one time, Lucca was a powerful city-state and trading center, and visitors are now charmed by its distinctly old-world atmosphere. It is nicknamed “la città delle cento chiese” because of the nearly 100 old churches throughout the city. Some of these churches are spectacular and unusual, with elaborate striped-marble façades and tall towers. Its surrounding wall was originally designed to protect Lucca from invaders, but it is now a tree-lined park with a paved bicycle path. The Lucchesi and tourists frequently use the walls for morning runs, afternoon walks, and leisurely rides on their bici. It is also an easy way to travel from one side of the city to another. Because of the wall, the buildings in the original centro of town have not changed much over the centuries. But inside these buildings one finds a wealth of boutique stores, traditional restaurants, local food markets, wine bars, and artisanal gelato shops.

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Day 7 Lucca (38)