Locarno Opera & Ballet


Festival Internazionale di Opera Lirica e di Balletto.

The “Festival Internazionale Locarno Opera & Ballet” has been held in 2018 for the first time, being the first and only event dedicated to opera and ballet in Canton Ticino.

The Festival presents three exclusive shows of great artistic value: the operas “Tosca” and “Rigoletto” and the ballet “Swan Lake”.

Locarno Opera & Ballet 2019 will present numerous side events as well, such as an exhibition in collaboration with “Laboratori Scenografici Sormani, workshops “Dance with us” as well as “Sing & Dance Flash Mob” which will liven up Locarno on Festival Days.


Saturday, April 13th, 20:00 – Tosca
Opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini, libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
Direction by Massimo Pezzuti

Saturday, April 20th, 20:00 – Rigoletto
Opera by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
Direction: Jean Marc Biskup

Sunday, April 21th, 20:00 – Swan Lake
Ballet in two acts by P.I. Tchaikovsky
Choreography by Teet Kask
With the company Balletto di Milano

Tickets booking: 
starting from CHF 55.- + voucher packages

More info: [email protected].

Locarno Opera & Ballet is an event organized with the support of the city of Locarno, ERS Ente per lo Sviluppo del Locarnese e Vallemaggia, Ascona-Locarno Turismo, Percento Culturale di Migros Ticino.

© Photo Carla Moro & Aurelio Dessì


Palexpo Fevi
Via alla Peschiera, 6600 Locarno


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13 April - 21 April


  • Friday: 20.30
  • Saturday: 20.30
  • Sunday: 20.30

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