All the events not to be missed in August in Tuscany
Shows, exhibitions and concerts to mark your calendar
CONCERTS AND SHOWS
As part of the Festival della Versiliana in Marina di Pietrasanta (Lucca), the Incontri al Caffè hosts the great protagonists of literature, current affairs, science and entertainment, until 30 August, every day from 6.30 pm.
The Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago (Lucca) presents Tosca on 6 and 13 August with Stefania Sandrelli as director, Turandot from 14 to 20 August, directed by Daniele Abbado and La bohème on 31 July and 7-21 August. The Puccini Festival programme also includes Caruso Forever, on 2 August, by and with Stefano Massini; the Concerto Sinfonico conducted by Roberto Abbado on 5 August; Arnold Schönberg's Pierrot Lunaire in collaboration with the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala, on 10 August; the performance Puccini, Puccini che cosa vuoi da me with Toni Servillo and the Puccini Festival Orchestra conducted by Gianna Fratta on 12 August; the screening of Charlie Chaplin's film Limelight with live music on 26 August, the latter at the Cittadella del Carnevale in Viareggio.
The Versiliana programme includes a concert on 8th August by Gino Paoli and Danilo Rea, Due come noi che.... , on 10 August the Grand Gala of dance with the Italian First Dancers of the Paris Opera, on 24 August the concert of Raphael Gualazzi.
The marvellous Villa Bertelli in the heart of Forte dei Marmi hosts the Villa Bertelli Live event. On the prestigious stage, Christian De Sica will perform on 7 August, Gianna Nannini on 9 August, Fabrizio Moro on 10 August, Negrita on 11 August, Francesco De Gregori on 13 August, Giorgio Panariello on 14 August, Andrea Pucci on 18 August, Levante on 19 August and Gigi D'Alessio on 22 August.
Gianna Nannini, still in Tuscany, will be in concert on Thursday 5 August 2021 at the Fortezza di Mont'Alfonso, in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana (Lucca), as part of the Mont'Alfonso sotto le stelle festival. Other unmissable live performances include Niccolò Fabi on Tuesday 10th August at the Fortezza di Mont'Alfonso and, on Friday 13th August, the composer, conductor and pianist Giovanni Allevi, in a show-meeting entitled "Parole e musica" (Words and music) with the actor, presenter and director Pino Strabioli.
For the Mascagni festival in Livorno, on 3 September, on the Terrazza Mascagni, Beatrice Venezi conducts the ORT in the concert Da Mascagni a Morricone.
As part of the new Florentine festival Ultravox, Piero Pelù takes the stage at the Amphitheatre delle Cascine in concert on 16 September.
In Pietrasanta The Blue Banana by Giuseppe Veneziano, an exhibition of 12 monumental works conceived for the spaces of Piazza Duomo and the historic centre. The Complesso di Sant'Agostino in Pietrasanta is the venue for the new appointment with the Italian Newbrow project: until 12 September 2021, over sixty works by artists Silvia Argiolas, Vanni Cuoghi, Paolo De Biasi, Fulvia Mendini, Laurina Paperina, Giuliano Sale and Giuseppe Veneziano. On the occasion of the 7th centenary of Dante's death, Palazzo Blu in Pisa presents until 18 July an exhibition commemorating Dante Alighieri through the graphic works of Tom Phillips. Until 5 September 2021, at Palazzo Blu in Pisa, the exhibition De Chirico e la Metafisica.
In the Museum of the city of Livorno, until 19 September, the exhibition Mario Puccini "Van Gogh involuntary" A rediscovered collection and other masterpieces, with 140 works of the great painter, whose life and art bring to mind the Dutch genius.
In Florence at Palazzo Vecchio, in the Sala dei Gigli, and at the Museo Stefano Bardini, Beautiful Lies by Ali Banisadr (until 29 August). Also at Palazzo Vecchio, until 9 January, the installation Henry Moore Relocated. In Lucca, Villa Bottini presents two exhibitions until 22 August 2021: L'inizio del futuro and Racconti della Pandemia. Also in Florence, at Forte Belvedere until 10 October, the exhibition Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. Italia autoritratto allo specchio (Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: Italy's Self-Portrait in the Mirror), a project by the Museo Novecento under the artistic direction of Sergio Risaliti: two major photographic exhibitions on the three floors of the Buontalenti building, Italiae. Dagli Alinari ai maestri della fotografia contemporanea and Pienovuoto by Massimo Vitali.