Locarno Opera & Ballet


Festival Internazionale di Opera Lirica e di Balletto.


The "Locarno International Festival of Opera & Ballet" is the first and only event in the Canton of Ticino dedicated to opera and ballet.

This inaugural event presents three exclusive shows of great artistic value: the operas "La Traviata" by Giuseppe Verdi and "Madama Butterfly" by Giacomo Puccini and the ballet "Romeo and Juliet".

The essential help of Ente Regionale per lo Sviluppo allowed the organization of the event. To bear with the organizational costs, there is a crowdfunding campaing running. Support the event through the following link.


The program:

Friday 18th May 2018, at 20.30h: La Traviata

opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Francesco Maria Piave.

conductor: M° Gianmario Cavallaro
directed by: Jean Marc Biskup
with Violetta: Mirella Di Vita
Alfredo: Luigi Albani
Giorgio: Giorgio Valerio
Chorus and orchestra: Teatro di Milano


Saturday 19th May 2018, at 20.30h: Romeo e Giulietta

Ballet in two acts with music by P.I. Cajkovskij

choreography, directed and costums: Federico Veratti
scenography: Marco Pesta
with the company Balletto di Milano


Sonntag 20th May 2018, at 20.30h: Madama Butterfly

Japanese tragedy by P. lllica and G. Giocosa, musics by Giacomo Puccini

conductor: M° Gianmario Cavallaro
directed by: Massimo Pezzutti
with Butterfly: Hiroko Morita
Pinkerton: Luigi Albani
Sharpless: Giorgio Valerio
Chorus and orchestra: Teatro 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.


© Photo Carla Moro & Aurelio Dessì



Palexpo Fevi
Via alla Peschiera, 6600 Locarno


[email protected]



18 May - 20 May


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

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