What will we be doing?

Friday 12th June 2020:

9.30 – 18.00 Rehearsals, Centro Giovanile, via Mazzini 4, Fidenza.
13:00 – 14.30 Lunch break
20.00 Dinner – pizza in Salsomaggiore Terme - for singers and non-singers at Pizzeria Risotante La Porchetta, viale Romagnosi 5


Saturday 13th June 2020:

10.00 – 13.00 Rehearsal, Teatro Magnani (opera house)
19.00 – 20.30 Opera event, Teatro Magnani, Fidenza
21.00 Dinner followed by dancing, Salone Moresco, Palazzo dei Congressi, Viale Romagnosi, Salsomaggiore Terme

This year we will return to the Salone Moresco for a sit down dinner (tried to suggest a more modest venue, but it was turned down!).

The hall was designed to host celebrations and was the grandest of such halls to be built in Salsomaggiore’s heyday. Bernardo Bertolucci filmed a scene from “The last Emperor in this hall.

The Salone Moresco next to the restaurant where we will go for Pizza on Friday evening, “La Porchetta”.  The entrance is off the small roundabout just uphill from La Porchetta.

Time: 21.00 prompt!!


The caterers are very flexible, and if there is something on the menu that you do not like, let me know what you would prefer. Vegetarians and those with specific dietary requirements will be catered for – I'll contact you directly once you have let me know.

Menu (Euro to be agreed):

1. A buffet of a wide selection of antipasti 

2. Risotto served at the table

3. Dessert 

Wine, water, coffee.


  • By cheque (Euros or Sterling only)
  • Cash when you see me
  • Bank transfer (Euros or Sterling) - please contact me
  • PayPal - please contact me


Activities on -

Sunday 14th June 2020:
To be decided - usually a visit to a castle or museum followed by lunch
Monday 15th June 2020:
Cookery lessons for a limited number of people, given by my friend Patrizia in her home in a castle near Piacenza.
Other activities to be communicated nearer the time.