From mid-July to mid-August, the stony streets of Barga come alive as opera fans come to Opera Barga. This highly regarded opera festival takes place at the Teatro dell'Accademia dei Differenti (Theater of the Academy of the Different). The Opera Barga began in 1967 as a workshop for young singers and musicians. Now it stages lesser-known baroque operas, as well as contemporary works. Check their website for current information.