Piccolo Opera Festival 2021



Piccolo Opera Festival brings you in the beautiful Friuli Venezia Giulia region: enjoy Opera and vocal music in some of the most beautiful castles in the area. An experience not only to listen to good music, but also to discover the lifestyle of the place in an intimate and elegant setting. All performances take place outdoors - in case of bad weather there will be an alternative venue.


June 29 - July 02 2021


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Music Gaetano Donizetti
Dates: June 29 & July 01  2021 - 8h30 pm
Conductor: TBA
Cast: TBA

Castello di Spessa – Capriva di Friuli (italian part of the Collio)

The Castello di Spessa is located in the enchanting area of the Collio (wine region, world top 10 destination Lonely Planet) and is surrounded by a wonderful park with old trees and an extensive hilly landscape with its vineyards. Casanova, who was a guest for several weeks in 1772, and Lorenzo da Ponte, Mozart's librettist, guest from September 1779 to December 1780, already appreciated the sophistication and flair of the palace.

Optional Services:
Dinner buffet
Cellar tour and tasting of 3 wines
Backtalks with the artists after the performance in the venue of the Opera
Breakfast with the artists the following morning in the hotel

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Music Astor Piazzola
Dates: June 30 & July 02 2021 - 9h00 pm

Vila Vipolze – Dobrovo (slovenian part of the Collio – 7 km from Castello di Spessa)

The renaissance villa Vila Vipolze is a meeting point for artists, connoisseurs and culture fans for exhibitions, concerts and shows, perfect for discovering and experiencing art, as the Renaissance put people at the center and awakened the ideals of the old creative spirit. Vila Vipolže was originally a hunting lodge of the Counts of Gorizia and was used for summer holidays for a long time. The later owners were the nobles of the Herberstein, Della Torre, Attems and Teuffenbach families. In the 16th and 17th centuries the manor saw the war between the emperors and the Venetians. The latter renovated the mansion in the first half of the 17th century, turning it into an exquisite Renaissance villa in a rectangular shape with two angular towers leaning against them and Venetian decor. The owners used it as a summer residence with a magnificent park adorned with a baroque fountain.

Optional Services:
Dinner menu including wine and water in the Kruh & Vino restaurant.
Guided tour of Vila Vipolze (approx. 45 minutes - min 20 people)

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