Castello di San Giusto - Cortile delle Milizie - Small Stage
The large inner courtyard of the castle traditionally hosts summer shows and events. 
WED
7 JULY
The Trieste musician and composer returns to the stage with an exciting repertoire based on his soundtracks and on new and lesser-known works. With Luca Ciut (piano, classical guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals), Nicola Mansutti (violin), Alessandra Commisso (viola), Antonino Puliafito (cello), Alessandro Turchet (double bass) and Sonia Venzo (flute).
Presented by Casa della Musica-Scuola di Musica 55.
Event : TriesteLovesJazz

Place : Castello di San Giusto - Cortile delle Milizie - Small Stage
MON
12 JULY
The celebrated and ill-fated love of Violetta and Alfredo, who are divided by social prejudices but reunited by the truth just before Violetta’s tragic death. Based on Camille, by Alexandre Dumas. Script and direction by Silvia Priori and Roberto Gerboles. With Silvia Priori and the soprano Anna Delfino.
A Teatro Blu production organised by La Contrada-Teatro Stabile di Trieste.
Place : Castello di San Giusto - Cortile delle Milizie - Small Stage
WED
14 JULY
A programme of chamber music blending Astor Piazzolla’s best known pieces with his latest work, the Five Tango Sensations suite. With Davide Vendramin (accordion, bandonéon) and the Paul Klee 4tet (Alessandro Fagiuoli, 1st violin; Stefano Antonello, 2nd violin; Andrea Amendola, viola; Luca Paccagnella, cello).
Presented by Casa della Musica-Scuola di Musica 55.
Event : TriesteLovesJazz

Place : Castello di San Giusto - Cortile delle Milizie - Small Stage
SUN
18 JULY
A comic monologue on the life of an actor who moved from Abruzzo to Trieste and now supports himself by working as a lifeguard at the "Topolini" public baths. Laughter and hilarious sketches show the people of Trieste in a new light. By and with Luigi Orsini.
Organised by Hangar Teatri.
Place : Castello di San Giusto - Cortile delle Milizie - Small Stage
MON
19 JULY
Guitarists Eduardo Contizanetti and Maurizio Brunod test new sound spaces in a musical dialogue that encompasses their different backgrounds.
This is followed by Joni, a pseudo-autobiographical tale about Joni Mitchell, a pilgrimage from Blue to Paprika to Indigo and back. With Francesca Bergamasco (vocals), Francesco De Luisa (piano) and Ivan Penov (sound design). Script by Diego Chersicola.
Presented by Casa della Musica-Scuola di Musica 55.
Event : TriesteLovesJazz

Place : Castello di San Giusto - Cortile delle Milizie - Small Stage
TUE
20 JULY
The Vanya in the City project, inspired by Louis Malle's film Vanya on 42nd Street, takes rehearsals of Uncle Vanya to various urban locations, returning theatre to the people after months of enforced separation. Adapted and directed by Rita Maffei. With Gabriele Benedetti, Pepa Balaguer, Paolo Fagiolo, Fabiano Fantini, Daniela Fattori, Natalie Norma Fella, Rita Maffei, Klaus Martini and Nicoletta Oscuro.
Produced by CSS Teatro Stabile di Innovazione del FVG - Udine.
Place : Castello di San Giusto - Cortile delle Milizie - Small Stage
THU
22 JULY
The concert by Finaz (Alessandro Finazzo), guitarist, composer, and co-founder of Bandabardò, is a tribute to the six strings, in which he explores the full sonic possibilities of his acoustic guitar. Presented by Good Vibrations Entertainment Srl, with artistic direction by Trieste is Rock.
Event : Hot in the city

Place : Castello di San Giusto - Cortile delle Milizie - Small Stage
SUN
25 JULY
A female ensemble that was formed after members of the ArTime String Quartet (Sabina Bakholdina, Elena Borgo, Alessandra Commisso and Erica Fassetta) met pianist Mariarosa Pozzi and singer Stefania Seculin. And with Leonardo Galligioni (double bass) and Paolo Muscovi (percussion). They offer a repertoire ranging from swing to jazz to pop.
Produced by Associazione Internazionale dell'Operetta FVG.
Place : Castello di San Giusto - Cortile delle Milizie - Small Stage
WED
28 JULY
A woman's voice and body tell the story of unrequited love, distance, alienation and madness. A lonely woman on the phone, clinging desperately to a whispering voice. Directed by Raffaele Sincovich. With Sara Cechet Woodcock. Music by Alessandro Mandarini.
Presented by Associazione Culturale Atto Quinto.
Place : Castello di San Giusto - Cortile delle Milizie - Small Stage
SAT
31 JULY
A narrator traces a cruel and ancient tale from the pages of a book, its various characters appearing in the form of “puppets” animated by actresses. By William Shakespeare. Adapted and directed by Piermario Vescovo. With Bob Marchese, Silvia Brotto, Ludovica Castellani, Michela Degano, Manuela Muffatto, Marta Panciera, Isabella Sponchiado, Marika Tesser and Antonella Zaggia.
Co-produced by Fondazione Atlantide Teatro Stabile di Verona and Estate Teatrale Veronese.
Place : Castello di San Giusto - Cortile delle Milizie - Small Stage
SUN
1 AUGUST
Trieste 1972: Czechoslovakian photographer Jan Paklic, fleeing his homeland, arrives at the Padriciano refugee camp for foreigners, where he awaits a visa to enter the United States in the hope of seeing his beloved Helena again. By Pietro Spirito and Elke Burul. Directed by Elke Burul. With Elke Burul, Adriano Giraldi, Daniela Gattorno, and Omar Giorgio Makhloufi.
Produced by La Contrada-Teatro Stabile di Trieste.
Place : Castello di San Giusto - Cortile delle Milizie - Small Stage
MON
2 AUGUST
With Sara Alzetta, Gualtiero Giorgini, Mauro Serio and Antonio Veneziano
Music and settings by Paolo Butti
In this year of forced enclosure, we have necessarily lived particular and absolutely unpredictable personal experiences: through short narratives marked by nice musical intervals, they will be examined these experiences, in a brilliant and at times perhaps melancholy representation, smiling at our funny behaviors as forced inmates, while respecting a global tragedy that has caused so much pain.
Place : Castello di San Giusto - Cortile delle Milizie - Small Stage
WED
4 AUGUST
The Chagall Trio, a promising chamber ensemble of young people, was formed in 2013 and is made up of Edoardo Grieco (violin), Francesco Massimino (cello) and Lorenzo Nguyen (piano). It won important awards in the 20th Trio di Trieste competition of 2019, including second prize (first prize was not awarded). Music: Ludwig van Beethoven, op. 70 no. 1; Dmitrij Šostakovič, op. 8.
Organised by Associazione Chamber Music.
Admission by payment.
Place : Castello di San Giusto - Cortile delle Milizie - Small Stage
WED
18 AUGUST
First day of the festival for fans of Bruce Springsteen and the various forms of American popular music: folk, gospel, rock, country, blues, and soul. Guest appearance by Texan singer-songwriter Vanessa Peters.
Presented by Good Vibrations Entertainment Srl, with artistic direction by Trieste is Rock.
Event : Hot in the city

Place : Castello di San Giusto - Cortile delle Milizie - Small Stage
THU
26 AUGUST
In this intelligent and humourous show, conceived by Marko Sosič and Laura Bussani, the “Cik pausa” (fag break) becomes a symbol of all the other breaks in life’s routine. An extraordinary solo performance, in which the protagonist switches with great skill between various contrasting personalities. Directed by Marko Sosič. With Laura Bussani. Original music by Etoile Filante.
Produced by Bonawentura/Teatro Miela.
Place : Castello di San Giusto - Cortile delle Milizie - Small Stage
SUN
29 AUGUST
Summer 1960: the photo of a young carabiniere kept by the author's father is the starting point for a recollection of the events of the morning of 23 September 1943, when Salvo D’Acquisto sacrificed his life to save Tarquinio Boccaccini and 21 other innocent people.
Written, directed and performed by Claudio Boccaccini.
Produced by Golden Show Srl - Impresa Sociale.
Place : Castello di San Giusto - Cortile delle Milizie - Small Stage
MON
30 AUGUST
A musical journey dedicated to Dante: from Francesco Morlacchi, ambassador of Italian opera in Dresden, to the terrible story of Count Ugolino, and the canto on Paolo and Francesca in the writing of Luigi Confidati. With Manuela Custer, Raffaele Cortesi and the Quartetto Dafne, formed by members of the Teatro La Fenice Orchestra.
Presented by the Società dei Concerti - Trieste.
Admission by payment. Further information: www.societadeiconcerti.it
Place : Castello di San Giusto - Cortile delle Milizie - Small Stage
TUE
31 AUGUST
Luciano Santin's script, with musical backing, summarises extracts from Julius Kugy's autobiography describing the many animals that lived with him for various periods of time, including Toni the dog, Mottele the famous marmot, and the mythical Zlatorog, the white chamois guardian of the Triglav. With the soprano Ilaria Zanetti and Cristina Santin on piano. Produced by Associazione Internazionale dell'Operetta FVG.
Place : Castello di San Giusto - Cortile delle Milizie - Small Stage
WED
1 SEPTEMBER
The TriesteLovesJazz 4tet unites four musicians of great sensitivity and experience: Marco Castelli (sax), Francesco De Luisa (piano), Daniele Vianello (double bass) and Gabriele Centis (drums).
They are followed by the trio of Francesca Bertazzo Hart, one of Italy's leading jazz singers. With Francesca Bertazzo (vocals and guitar), Beppe Pilotto (double bass) and Renato Strukelj (piano). Presented by Casa della Musica-Scuola di Musica 55.
Event : TriesteLovesJazz

Place : Castello di San Giusto - Cortile delle Milizie - Small Stage
THU
2 SEPTEMBER
The Ultramarine trio offers a broad spectrum musical programme with the rich sound of its wooden instruments. With Daniele D’Agaro (clarinets, flute, percussion), Luigi Vitale (marimba, vibraphone, percussion) and Denis Biason (guitar, banjo).
Quartzite is a musical project that combines the sounds of contemporary music with the improvisation of jazz. With Marko Jugovic (vibraphone), Wietse Voermans (alto sax), Alessio Bruno (double bass) and Elvis Homan (drums).
Presented by Casa della Musica-Scuola di Musica 55.
Event : TriesteLovesJazz

Place : Castello di San Giusto - Cortile delle Milizie - Small Stage
FRI
3 SEPTEMBER
The evening includes two concerts, at 19.30 and 22.00, featuring The Leading Guy (Simone Zampieri), an Italian singer-songwriter of sophisticated melodic skills who is renowned for his lyrics and interpretations.
Presented by Good Vibrations Entertainment Srl, with artistic direction by Trieste is Rock. Admission by payment.
Event : Hot in the city

Place : Castello di San Giusto - Cortile delle Milizie - Small Stage
The evening includes two concerts, at 19.30 and 22.00, featuring The Leading Guy (Simone Zampieri), an Italian singer-songwriter of sophisticated melodic skills who is renowned for his lyrics and interpretations.
Presented by Good Vibrations Entertainment Srl, with artistic direction by Trieste is Rock. Admission by payment.
Event : Hot in the city

Place : Castello di San Giusto - Cortile delle Milizie - Small Stage
SAT
4 SEPTEMBER
This piece is a physical challenge for the actors, who must keep running throughout the performance. The two performers do not spare themselves in their hypnotic and captivating race, which leaves the audience with a chunk of love and pain to be processed at leisure. By Edoardo Erba. Directed and performed by Cristian Giammarini and Giorgio Lupano. Produced by a.ArtistiAssociati.
Place : Castello di San Giusto - Cortile delle Milizie - Small Stage
SUN
5 SEPTEMBER
A monologue that traces the most significant stages in the life and career of an actress, recalling memories, dreams and smiles acquired through train windows during six years of long working journeys. By and with Valentina Fiammetta Milan.
Organised by Hangar Teatri.
Place : Castello di San Giusto - Cortile delle Milizie - Small Stage
MON
6 SEPTEMBER
An actress, a microphone, an accordionist and a screen on which to project archive material: Sara Alzetta retraces the theatrical landmarks of her Piccolo Teatro (Little Theatre) on the centenary of Giorgio Strehler's birth, describing the extraordinary teaching she received at his school. With Sara Alzetta and Max Jurcev (accordion).
Produced by Bonawentura/Teatro Miela.
Place : Castello di San Giusto - Cortile delle Milizie - Small Stage
TUE
7 SEPTEMBER
Is there such a thing as love “till death do us part”? A mysterious researcher tries to answer with the help of two assistants, facing every couple’s sternest challenge: time. Directed by Omar Giorgio Makhloufi. Dramaturgy by Davide Rossi. With Alejandro Bonn, Omar Giorgio Makhloufi, and Davide Rossi.
Presented by Associazione Culturale ArtiFragili.
Place : Castello di San Giusto - Cortile delle Milizie - Small Stage
THU
9 SEPTEMBER
From the ancient myth of the Golem to its most recent incarnations: automatons, robots, androids, Artificial Intelligence - phenomena increasingly resembling mankind, whose reproductive ability they may one day acquire. By and with Diana Höbel. With advice from: Stefano Ruffo of SISSA; Alessio Ansuini of Area Science Park; Claudio Rastelli and Nicola Straffelini, composers; Valerio Orlandini of the Conservatorio di Firenze.
An AdM production for Festivalfilosofia 2020. Presented by Associazione Culturale TrentoSpettacoli.
Place : Castello di San Giusto - Cortile delle Milizie - Small Stage