Jazz, Opera and music in Barga
Despite being a small hilltown in northern Tuscany Barga has an enviable range of music throughout the year. There are formal festivals of Opera in July, Jazz in August and Bel Canto in September and informal music throughout the year.
Festival Opera Barga (www.operabarga.it/english/ ) this year runs from the 26th June to 12th July, centred around performances on the 3rd, 4th and 5th July in the Teatro Dei Differenti in Barga of Catone- Pasticcio by GF Haendel. For full details of the programme go to the operabarga website.
BargaJazz Festival this year will run from the 8th to the 29th August. As always the Festival has a central theme based on a jazz musician, this year British pianist John Taylor, who will present, on 27th August, with the BargaJazz Orchestra, his project “John plays Paul”, based on the music of Paul McCartney. For full details go to www.barganews.com
Bel Canto in Barga will present its second season from the 3rd to the 12th of September, presenting outdoor concerts in Piazza Angelio and performances in the Teatro Dei Different. On the 5th and 10th there will staged excerpts from la Traviata by Verdi.
Throughout the year there is music in Barga by many local musicians including Gli Aristodemos, Alessandro Rizzardi, Andrea Guzzoletti, Grizzly and others. For details see Barganews.com