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Piccola Università Italiana offers an Opera course for Opera Lovers. 

As part of the 2019/2020 opera season organized by the historic Giuseppe Verdi Theatre in Trieste, the Piccola Università Italiana is pleased to invite you to appointments with the operas!

A series of lessons that are meant to take the listener by the hand and guide him in understanding and in full satisfaction of the masterpieces by Bellini, Verdi, Puccini & Co.

The course is open to students with a good level of Italian, as well as to Italians and addressed to lovers of classical music. It has set itself the ambitious goal of creating a comprehensive panorama in the most sophisticated and exciting area of Italian culture: THE OPERA.

Our Opera course for opera lovers includes 6 hours of lessons divided into 2 daily hours (55 minutes each) for 3 consecutive days during which will be presented the life, the works and the hero arias of each opera at the Teatro Verdi.

Before the show, we invite the students to a stimulant and preparatory get-together at the historical “Caffè Tommaseo” where, with a glass of wine or Prosecco, we will discuss and prepare for the performance … strictly in Italian and in the presence of an Italian teacher.


“Turandot” by Giacomo Puccini

Friday 29 November 2019 at 20:30 at the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi

“Aida” by Giuseppe Verdi

Friday 6 December 2019 at 20:30 at the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi

“Lucrezia Borgia” by Gaetano Donizetti

Friday 17 January 2020 at 20:30 at the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi

“La Bohème” by Giacomo Puccini

Friday 13 March 2020 at 20:30 at the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi

“Pagliacci” by Ruggero Leoncavallo

Friday 13 March 2020 at 20:30 at the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi

“Macbeth” by Giuseppe Verdi

Friday 15 April 2020 at 20:30 at the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi


Our Italian language school in Trieste will arrange tickets according to your budget and subject to availability.

The sale for all shows will begin on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Please note that the availability will depend on the speed at which you will secure your ticket.

Following the rates for tickets of the premiere (opening night), which are scheduled in our program:

Box office Prices
Stalls circle and I order central box (8, 6 or 4 seats)  € 105
Stalls € 100
Stalls circle and I order side box (4 seats)  € 85
Stalls circle and I order side box “barcaccia” (4 or 3 seats)  € 85
Dress circle: row 1, 2 central seats € 75
Dress circle: row 2 side seats / II order box  € 60
Upper circle, III order box seat  € 45
Gallery, upper circle (row 6, 7)  € 30
Prices per person


Day Time Content
Tuesday 16:10 – 18:00 Life and works of the composer
Wednesday 16:10 – 18:00 Presentation of the work: plot, history and artists
Thursday 16:10 – 18:00 Famous Arias
Friday 18:15 - 20:00 Aperitif at "Caffè Tommaseo"
20:30 Opera according to programme


  • Pauline from France

    Très belle expérience à la Piccola Università Italiana ! Les cours sont en petits groupes et les enseignants sont souriantes patients ! Je n’ai qu’une envie : revenir et y rester plus longtemps ! Merci.

  • Beatrice from Austria

    The two weeks I stayed in Tropea at Piccola Università were great. Everything was perfectly organized and the staff was really helpful. The trips were great and I enjoyed the apartment I stayed in. The small groups at school made it possible to take in a lot of information and most of the teachers tried really hard to make your stay a memorable one.

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