UPDATE: In occasion of 2021 edition Macerata Opera Festival will celebrate the centenary of the first Opera put on stage at Sferisterio. Don’t miss the chance to attend one of the Operas and be part of the celebration.
The ongoing pandemic forces Macerata Opera Festival to modify part of the programm in order to ensure security, sustainability and performances’ quality!
Aida and La Traviata will debut on 23rd and on 25th July respectively. Il Barbiere di Siviglia, instead, will be postponed to 2022. Unfortunately, the logistical and health difficulties due to the current regulations do not allow the simultaneous preparation of two new productions.
The little and wonderful town of Macerata, presents its annual Festival.
A fairy Festival, where audience can feel like being directly on the stage with the characters. This happens thanks to the particular effect created by the special theatre architecture called “Sferisterio”. The “Sferisterio di Macerata” is actually one of the most particular theatre in the whole world. Built in the first half of XIX century, the “Sferisterio” used to host “pallone con bracciale” matches (literally ball with bracelet) , where two teams face each other bouncing the ball on a wall.
After one century of activity, the Sferisterio starts hosting big musical events. It will welcome some of the most popular artists such as the tenor Beniamino Gigli. Although it has been designed and built for “pallone con bracciale” game, the Sferisterio has potential for acoustics. Sounds and voices are strong and clear into the Sferisterio. Audience feels like the characters on stage. There is no barrier between public and stage. People feel and are close to the stage and can hear every dialog.
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Friday 23 July Aida
Sunday 25 July La traviata
Saturday 31 July La traviata
Sunday 1 August Aida
Saturday 7 August Aida
Sunday 8 August La traviata
Thursday 12 August Aida
Friday 13 August La Traviata
All performances will be held at the historical Arena Sferisterio in Macerata.
Il Barbiere di Siviglia is postponed to 2022.