The usual appointment with the Christmas concert is back in the Cathedral of Pisa, wanted and organised by the Opera della Primaziale Pisana, with the contribution of the Fondazione Pisa. Friday 17 December at 9 pm, a program that offers two instrumental pieces Sinfonia in B minor “Al Santo Sepolcro”, RV 169 for strings and basso continuo by Antonio Vivaldi and Concert “made for Christmas night” by Arcangelo Corelli, and three opera arias inspired by prayer, the Ave Maria from Verdi’s Otello and Ave Maria from Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, and O mio Signor from Serse of Händel, all adaptations from famous musical themes.


Paoletta Marrocu soprano

Coro di voci Bianche dell’istituto Arcivescovile Santa Caterina di Pisa
Alessandra Cavallini choirmaster

Filarmonica dell’Opera Italiana Bruno Bartoletti

Giovanni Del Vecchio conductor

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Sinfonia in si minore “Al Santo Sepolcro”, RV 169 for strings and continuo

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
Concerto “fatto per la notte di natale” 

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Ave Maria from the opera Otello 

George Frideric Händel (1685-1759)
O mio Signore from the opera Serse HWV 40

Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945)
Ave Maria from the opera Cavalleria rusticana 

Traditional Christmas carols


Rules on admission to concerts

The concert will be with free ticket.
The booking of tickets can be made only online starting from 14 December at 10:00. Access to the online booking needs a registration and under the same name can be booked up to two per person per concert. Booking online closes when stock last. Vouchers thus obtained can be converted at the Ticket office at any time, within 18:00 on the concert day. Tickets left and not collected will be released for the concert in the evening, only at the Ticket office from 18:00.

Tickets are nominative and non-transferable. The seats are all pre-assigned. The ticket shows the opening time to the public. Access is allowed up to 15 minutes before the start of the concert.

All regular ticket holders must also present the SUPER COVID-19 green certification at the entrance (with the exception of subjects excluded by age from the vaccination campaign and exempt subjects on the basis of appropriate medical certification). The event is safely guaranteed in compliance with government measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 (hand sanitiser and the requirement to wear the SURGICAL mask or FFP2 all the time: in the queue, during the concert, until the exit).

The Cathedral has only two entrances from the doors on the facade, in front of the Baptistery.

There are no special areas reserved for disabled persons within the monuments; tickets are free for everyone. Those with restricted mobility and wheelchair users only, who wish to attend the concerts should email by 13 December, to ensure that appropriate spaces are available, in compliance with safety regulations.

Online booking is out of the stock. Tickets left and not collected will be released for the concert in the evening, only at the Ticket office from 18:00.
Booking by phone or email is not allowed.

only working starting from 14 to 17 December
at Sinopie Museum
Piazza del Duomo Pisa
tel +39050835029
10-14/15-17* (*21 on the 17 December)

The Secretariat reserves the right to make changes for unplanned organisational reasons in order to ensure a fair distribution of tickets to all applicants, in accordance with safety rules. Any updates will be announced on this page.

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