The customary Christmas concert is back in Pisa Cathedral, organised by the Opera della Primaziale Pisana with the contribution of the Fondazione Pisa. On Friday 17 December at 9 p.m., the programme features two instrumental pieces: Antonio Vivaldi's Symphony in B minor "Al Santo Sepolcro", RV 169 for strings and basso continuo and Arcangelo Corelli's Concerto "fatto per la notte di natale", interspersed with three opera arias inspired by prayer, the Ave Maria from Verdi's Otello and Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana, and the aria O mio Signor from Händel's Serse, all adaptations of famous musical themes.
Paoletta Marrocu soprano
White Voices Choir of the Archiepiscopal Institute of Santa Caterina of Pisa
Alessandra Cavallini choirmaster
Italian Opera Philharmonic Orchestra Bruno Bartoletti
Giovanni Del Vecchio conductor
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Symphony in B minor "Al Santo Sepolcro", RV 169 for strings and basso continuo
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
Concerto "fatto per la notte di natale" ("Made for Christmas Night")
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Ave Maria from the opera Otello
George Frideric Händel (1685-1759)
O mio Signore from the opera Serse HWV 40
Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945)
Ave Maria from the opera Cavalleria rusticana
Traditional Christmas songs
Admission is free with a ticket.
Reservations can only be made online at www.vivaticket.it from 14 December at 10 a.m. Access to the online ticket office requires registration and a maximum of two tickets can be booked under the same name. The online booking ends when the seats are no longer available. The voucher can be exchanged at the ticket office at any time before 6 p.m. on the day of the concert. From 6 p.m. onwards, unclaimed tickets will only be distributed at the ticket office.
Tickets are personal and non-transferable. All seats are pre-assigned. The concert starts at 9 p.m. The ticket states the opening hours for the public. Admission is permitted up to 15 minutes before the start of the concert.
The event will be held safely in accordance with the government's measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 (hand sanitizer and the obligation to wear a SURGICAL or FFP2 mask at all times: in the queue, during the concert, until the exit). All regular ticket holders must also present the SUPER green COVID-19 certificate (with the exception of persons excluded by age from the vaccination campaign and persons exempt on the basis of appropriate medical certification).
The Cathedral has two entrances through the doors on the façade, in front of the Baptistery.
There is no sector reserved for people with disabilities and tickets are free for everyone. Only people with reduced mobility and in wheelchairs wishing to attend the concert can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 13 December, so that a suitable space can be arranged, in compliance with safety regulations.
It is not possible to make reservations by phone or email.
TICKETING AND INFORMATION
only from 14 to 17 December
c/o Museo delle Sinopie
Piazza del Duomo Pisa
10:00-14:00/15:00-17:00* (*21:00 on 17 December)