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June 19th - July 18th

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14th edition

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2021

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“The 2021 edition of the Piccolo Opera Festival opens under the auspices of very good news: Nova Gorica, Slovenia and Gorizia, Italy will be European Capitals of Culture in 2025!”

The Piccolo Opera Festival aims to grow stronger and become an established cross-border opera festival through its innovative project to provide an authentic “Opera Experience without borders”.

Gabriele Ribis Artistic Director

Opera

DON PASQUALE & MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES

29 June, 1 July / 2 and 3 July


A new production of Donizetti’s masterpiece and a tribute for the 100th anniversary of Astor Piazzolla’s birth.
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La verde Musica

The Baroque parks

5 July - 11 July


A musical journey through a number of the most beautiful historical gardens of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, in collaboration with ERPAC Friuli Venezia Giulia and the class of Baroque singing of the Verona Opera Academy under the lead of Sonia Prina.
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Castles in the air

Voices at the gates

14 July - 18 July


Many operas are set in castles, which are plenty and very well preserved in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region. We have selected a few among the more beautiful: heroic arias and love duets will resonate along their medieval towers.
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Percorsi musicali

Concerti del gusto

19 June - 15 July


Eight events in the Collio region and on the Eastern Hills to discover our wine and territory through concerts and sustainable paths among the vineyards.
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Circulata melodia

Dante Alighieri's Music

30 June- 9 July


The events of this section will remind us of the past and help us plan for the future: 600 years ago the Aquileia patriarchal state, cradle of the Friuli region identity, collapsed. Amongst the Collio/Brda vineyards, a common future takes shape beyond borders.
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Check the mansions and castles we have chosen for you to experience the Enchantment of the 14th edition of the Piccolo Opera Festival.

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YOUR OPERA EXPERIENCE IN FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA

Music is always at the heart of your Opera experience in Friuli Venezia Giulia, a unique and com-pletely customisable opportunity to discover the area, tasting its excellent wines, trying the local cui-sine, discovering places rich in history as well as experiencing the area’s artistic and naturalistic charm.

Here are our recommendations for your Opera experience:

Accommodation

Genuine hospitality, with attention to detail

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Food and Wine

A symphony of flavours,
people and culture

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Visits

History, nature in “a small
compendium of the Universe”

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Extras

To satisfy your every desire,
both musical and not

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