tribute to Giacomo Puccini

by Luigi Gravina "Viareggio illustrata" anno 1920
Torre del Lago is a village of 3,500 inhabitants, located on the Viareggio-Pisa railway line. It is a hamlet of the municipality of Viareggio from which it is just 5 km away and can form a pleasant walk..... 

Thus begins "Homage to Giacomo Puccini", texts taken from sources of the time such as newspapers, books and more. Curiosity about the artistic aspects of the great composer and the daily life of "Sor Giacomo"; nice and human aspects little known to the general public; all accompanied by images and instrumental and vocal music. The route has been carried out in Viareggio and Lucca several times with great success.

here are two excerpts from the first performance of "Homage to Giacomo Puccini" in February 2000 at the Liberty Theater; the films are amateur but for us they represent a cherished memory of the then newborn Corale G. Puccini

Tosca Te Deum canta il baritono Pierluigi Olivieri