Opera Experience

OPERA Experience is the exhibition that combines innovation and involvement, to live an Opera experience out of the ordinary.

Saturday, June 18
THE WOMEN IN THE ITALIAN OPERA (ARIAS OF VERDI AND PUCCINI)

HOURS 21:15

Tales of lovers, victims and backsliders

Sabrina Enrichi Soprano
Chiara Panacci Soprano
Veronica Senserini Soprano
Gianni Cigna Piano

Saturday, June 25
STORIES OF GREAT LOVES AND POIGNANT PASSIONS

HOURS 21:15

The most famous opera duets

Chiara Panacci Soprano
Giovanni Cervelli Tenor
Maria Teresa Guarracino Piano

Thursday, July 7
A JOURNEY THROUGH OPERA WITH FIGARO, CARMEN AND VIOLETTA

HOURS 21:15

The most famous opera arias

Veronica Senserini Soprano
Maria Salvini Mezzo-Soprano
Franco Rossi Baritone
Flavio Fiorini Piano

Tuesday, July 12
THE NIGHT OF THE THREE TENORS

HOURS 21:15

Tribute to one of the greatest musical events of the last century: 7 July 1990, Terme di Caracalla, Pavarotti, Carreras, Domingo in concert

Maurizio Marchini Tenor
Marco Mustaro Tenor
Tommaso Tomboloni Tenor
Gianni Cigna Piano

Let yourself be led into a unique experience

Opera, involvement and wonder will be the leitmotif of OPERA EXPERIENCE, thanks to the staging of shows that combine classic innovation.

OPERA Experience is the exhibition of Italian Opera in Siena that brings the opera not only on stage, but also in the audience, to make it become an integral part of the show.

Between meetings with artists and many surprises, the audience will have a direct contact with musicians and singers, thanks also to the intimate atmosphere space of the Auditorium Santo Stefano alla Lizza, where the proximity between spectator and artist breaks down the real and perceived distances.

Opera Experience: a first-person experience! Are you ready to get involved?


Reach Us

Auditorium Santo Stefano alla Lizza

Viale La Lizza, 1 – 53100 Siena – ITALY

Find us on:

Google maps: Italian Opera in Siena – Auditorium Santo Stefano alla Lizza
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The Auditorium Santo Stefano alla Lizza is an easy walk from anywhere in the city centre

From Piazza del Campo:

  • Exit Piazza del Campo and walk along Via Banchi di Sopra, then continue onto Via Montanini
  • Turn left onto Via del Sasso San Bernardino
  • Turn right and continue straight along the La Lizza gardens which will be on your left
  • After walking along the gardens to your left, the Auditorium Santo Stefano alla Lizza will be on your right

From Porta Camollia:

  • Continue along Via Camollia
  • After about 400m from Porta Camollia, turn right onto Via dei Gazzani
  • Proceed along Via dei Gazzani, after a few tens of metres the Auditorium Santo Stefano alla Lizza will be on your left

  • Arriving near Siena, via the “Firenze-Siena”highway, exit at SIENA OVEST
  • At the end of the ramp, turn right following the signs to the City centre and Stadio
  • Continue straight following the signs to the City centre and Duomo
  • At the crossroads, turn left following the signs to the City centre, Altri parcheggi, Porta S. Marco and Duomo
  • Continue straight following the signs to the City centre and Altri parcheggi
  • Continue on Strada di Pescaia for 2 km (1.2 miles) following the signs to the City centre, Fortezza and Stadio
  • At the traffic lights turn right onto Viale Battisti
  • Continue along Viale Battisti for 0.5 km (0.3 miles)
  • At the crossroads turn left onto Via Montesanto following the signs to the City centre and Stadio
  • At the junction turn right onto Viale Vittorio Veneto
  • Continue straight along the main boulevards Viale XXV Aprile, Viale dei Mille, Via Curtatone and Viale Tozzi
  • Pass the bus station on your right and continue onto Viale Tozzi, along the La Lizza gardens which will be on your left
  • The Auditorium is on your right at the end of these gardens

  • Arriving near Siena, continue towards the ring road (it may be signed as the Firenze-Siena highway ) in the direction of Firenze and exit at SIENA OVEST
  • At the end of the ramp turn left following the signs for SIENA S. Marco
  • Go straight and at the crossroads turn left following the signs to the City centre, Altri parcheggi, Porta S. Marco and Duomo
  • Continue straight following the signs to the City centre and Altri parcheggi
  • Continue on Strada di Pescaia for 2 km (1.2 miles) following the signs to the City centre, Fortezza and Stadio
  • At the traffic lights turn first right onto Viale Battisti
  • Continue on Viale Battisti for 0.5 km (0.3 miles)
  • At the crossroads turn left onto Via Montesanto following the signs to the City centre and Stadio
  • At the junction turn right onto Viale Vittorio Veneto
  • Go straight along the main streets: Viale XXV Aprile, Viale dei Mille, Via Curtatone and Viale Tozzi
  • Pass the bus station on your right and continue onto Viale Tozzi, by the La Lizza gardens which will be to your left
  • The Auditorium is on your right at the end of these gardens

  • From the square in front of the station, proceed in the only direction allowed onto Viale Achille Sclavo
  • At the roundabout take the second right
  • Go straight for 450 metres and then turn left into Via Caduti di Vico Bello
  • Proceed straight and at the traffic lights turn left onto Viale Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour
  • Proceed straight and at the traffic lights go straight on, following the signs to the City centre and Domenico, along Viale Vittorio Emanuele II
  • At the traffic lights turn right into Via Biagio Montluc
  • Continue straight on Via Biagio Montluc, following the signs to the City centre and Stadio, and then onto Viale Armando Diaz
  • Continue straight on Viale Armando Diaz, following the signs to Stadio and San Domenico, and then onto Viale Vittorio Veneto
  • Continue straight on along the main streets: Viale XXV Aprile, Viale dei Mille, Via Curtatone and Viale Tozzi
  • Pass the bus station on your right and continue onto Viale Tozzi, along the La Lizza gardens which will be on your left
  • The Auditorium is on your right at the end of these gardens

The following car park is near the Santo Stefano alla Lizza Auditorium

  • CAR PARK STADIO (Parcheggio Stadio) can be accessed from the Viale dei Mille and is only 200 metres from the Auditorium

There are many free or paid parking paces (all are free from 8 pm to 8 am) along the main roads Viale Vittorio Veneto, Viale XXV Aprile and Viale dei Mille that are only a few minutes walk from the Auditorium.


About

Our Mission and History

Italian Opera in Siena is a music festival founded in 2013 by the ACLI LiberArte Cultural Association.

The Association’s mission is to bring Italian culture to a wide international audience. The task is accomplished with the experience and enthusiasm of the founding members and through collaboration with other Italian artistic organisations.

The Italian Opera in Siena festival aims to lead its audience into discovering Italian bel canto through a rich programme of concerts in Siena and throughout Italy: its concerts offer performances from artists who tread the stages of the world’s greatest Opera Houses such as La Scala Milan, the Arena di Verona, the Royal Opera House London etc.

Thanks to its highly-skilled professionals, numerous concerts (over eight hundred from 2013 to 2022), festival and private events have been organised under the Italian Opera in Siena brand, with a consistently high level offering and with great attention to its public.

Seeking some special entertainment for your dinner party, company event or wedding?

Seeking some special entertainment for your dinner party, company event or wedding?

Private Events & M.I.C.E.

(Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing, Exhibitions)

Italian Opera in Siena has a specialized team for the production of private musical performances and events of all kinds and is very experienced in the selection of top artists in the field of classical music and Opera.

Contact us for more info

Revolutionize the experience offered to your guests or customers by embellishing it with performances of timeless charm, from artists of national and international importance, all while enjoying the benefits of partnering with the prestigious Italian Opera in Siena brand.

Artists will stage exciting performances, moving in the space of the event itself and singing close to the guests: an immersive opera experience, customized for each event, which won’t be forgotten by those present.

The Artistic Management and Marketing Department will work in partnership with you to design your programme for the evening at your chosen location (anywhere in Italy), or at the Auditorium S. Stefano alla Lizza, headquarters of Italian Opera in Siena.

 


Tickets

Reserve your Ticket

BOOK NOW, PAY ON THE NIGHT OF THE SHOW
Send an email to info or contact us at +39 3459305865 (also WhatsApp) with:

  • The date of the concert
  • Reservation name
  • Number of people

The staff will reserve you the best seats available at the time of your request. Tickets can be paid for and picked up at the ticket office (at the entrance of the Auditorium) up to a few minutes before the beginning of the concert.

TICKET OFFICE OPENING HOURS: on concert days from 7pm until the beginning of the show (9.15 pm)

NOT SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL COSTS

Reserve your Ticket

BOOK NOW, PAY ON THE NIGHT OF THE SHOW
Send an email to info or contact us at +39 3459305865 (also WhatsApp) with:

  • The date of the concert
  • Reservation name
  • Number of people

The staff will reserve you the best seats available at the time of your request. Tickets can be paid for and picked up at the ticket office (at the entrance of the Auditorium) up to a few minutes before the beginning of the concert.

TICKET OFFICE OPENING HOURS: on concert days from 7pm until the beginning of the show (9.15 pm)

NOT SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL COSTS

Ticket Prices

Full ticket: €25

Under 25: €15
Resident in the Province of Siena: €15
Under 12: Free entry
Meet the artists: €10 per person

 

Ticket Office

Tickets can also be purchased without reservation at the ticket office, at the entrance of the Auditorium.

OPENING HOURS: on concert days from 7pm until the beginning of the show (9.15 pm)

 

Group Tickets

Large groups can reserve or purchase tickets at preferential rates or request private performances.

Contact us for more info.

 

Ticket Prices

Full ticket: €25

Under 25: €15
Resident in the Province of Siena: €15
Under 12: Free entry
Meet the artists: €10 per person

Ticket Office

Tickets can also be purchased without reservation at the ticket office, at the entrance of the Auditorium.

OPENING HOURS: on concert days from 7pm until the beginning of the show (9.15 pm)

Group Tickets

Large groups can reserve or purchase tickets at preferential rates or request private performances.

Contact us for more info.

Online Tickets

BUY YOUR TICKET WHEN AND WHERE YOU WANT!
The staff will reserve you the best seats available at the moment of your online purchase.

Online Tickets

BUY YOUR TICKET WHEN AND WHERE YOU WANT!
The staff will reserve you the best seats available at the moment of your online purchase.


Concerts

The most beautiful arias and duets of Italian Opera

Great music from great composers: all the best that the Italian Opera has to offer

Opera is globally celebrated but Italy, where composers like Verdi and Puccini were born, is its undisputed home.

So let yourself be overwhelmed by the magic and the power of the Italian Opera in Siena concerts and be dazzled by the artists singing just a few metres away from you. Erasing the considerable distance between artist and audience that is a characteristic of the opera houses really delivers an intense opera experience.

A selection of the most famous Opera arias and duets will be sung at each concert. Moving performances where you can experience the passions of Tosca, the emotions of La Bohème, Madama Butterfly and La Traviata, the humour of The Barber of Seville  and much more…

Concerts performed by great artists from the stages of the best Opera Houses such as: Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Arena di Verona, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, etc.

Different concerts and artists every night!

Email info@italianoperasiena.com for a detailed programme of each show

Schedule

2022 Season:
May 3rd to October 29th
Days:
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9:15 pm
Duration: 70 to 80 minutes

Meet the Artists

Enrich your experience by meeting the artists behind the scenes for an informal exchange and with whom you can take photos.
This is on request, please contact us for further information.

 

What to Wear

This one’s easy. Wear whatever you like! Come in casual clothes! You won't be alone if you dress casually... Or do you want to dress up and make a special occasion of it ? Go for it. (You’ll look amazing).

 

Schedule

2022 Season:
May 3rd to October 29th
Days:
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9:15 pm
Duration: 70 to 80 minutes

Meet the Artists

Enrich your experience by meeting the artists behind the scenes for an informal exchange and with whom you can take photos.

This is on request, please contact us for further information.

What to Wear

This one’s easy. Wear whatever you like!
Come in casual clothes! You won't be alone if you dress casually... Or do you want to dress up and make a special occasion of it ? Go for it. (You’ll look amazing).

Different concerts and artists every night!

Email info@italianoperasiena.com for a detailed programme of each show

Watch Our Performances


Venue

The Santo Stefano alla Lizza Auditorium

A UNIQUE AND CHARMING SPACE WHERE YOU CAN ENJOY MUSIC WITH A COMBINATION OF ART AND HISTORY

The Auditorium exists in the spaces of the former Church of Santo Stefano, built in the 12th Century. The present building lost its original Romanesque style after reconstruction in 1671-1675. The main entrance leads into a large hall with an apse; inside the large nave, flanked by two prestigious altars, are important works of art.

From Past to Present

The restoration
The Auditorium today

After falling out of use as a church the building was completely renovated in 2009 and transformed into a venue for cultural events.

In 2013 Italian Opera in Siena made it its principle location. The innate structural features and the superb restoration of the interior spaces definitely optimized the Auditorium’s acoustic quality, making it a wonderful place to be captivated by the magic of the music and the great voices of the performers.


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ALERT: On saturday 2nd july the concert won’t be

2022
SEASON

From May 3rd to October 29th
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
at 9:15 pm
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ALERT: On saturday 2nd july the concert won’t be

2022
SEASON

From May 3rd to October 29th
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
at 9:15 pm

Book Now

An Opera Experience in the heart of Siena

The Best-Loved Opera
Arias Of All Time

Concerts

Programme of Performances

ITALIAN OPERA:
The supreme art-form of the emotions

La Traviata, La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, Tosca and many others too!

Every concert features an amazing selection of the finest and best-known melodies of Italian Opera performed by great artists from the stages of the greatest Opera houses.

Whether you are an established Opera aficionado or just hungry for new experiences, you’ll be amazed by how many delightful arias will already be familiar.

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THE CONCERT HALL

One of Siena's most charming venues

The Santo Stefano alla Lizza Auditorium

The Italian Opera in Siena experience takes place in a historic building in the very heart of Siena, the Auditorio Santo Stefano alla Lizza.

Originally built as the church of Santo Stefano in the 12th century, after falling out of use as a church the building was completely renovated in 2009 and transformed into a marvelous concert venue.

Today it is a very special corner of Siena where you’ll be spellbound by the amazing voices of Opera singers.

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