Macerata Opera Festival – Macerata
July 20th to August 19th 2023. Operas open-air at the Sferisterio
From July 20th until August 19th, 2023 one month of great music at the Sferisterio in Macerata, a huge and suggestive open-air theatre with the Macerata Opera Festival.
At the Macerata Opera Festival. in program 3 operas: Carmen, Traviata and Lucia di Lammermoor, dance…
What is the Sferisterio?
The Sferisterio in Macerata was inaugurated in 1829 as the arena for the ball with bracelet game, that was very famous in the 1800’s. It hosted also public shows and feasts, jousts, horse parades, political and sports events, bull hunting and circus.
In 1921, for the initiative of Count Pier Alberto Conti, the first opera debuts at Sferisterio. It was Aida by Giuseppe Verdi, and it has been played for 17 evenings and seen by 70000 opera lovers.
Thanks to its 2500 seats and 104 stages, excellent visibility, a great natural acoustic and a very big stage, Sferisterio is nowadays one of the most prestigious and appreciated open-air theatres in Italy.
Many artists performed on its stage such as Mario Del Monaco, Luciano Pavarotti, Katia Ricciarelli, Renato Bruson, Montserrat Caballé, Placido Domingo. Also, some settings entered in the history like the famous Traviata degli Specchi by Maestro Josef Svoboda in 1992 and the unforgettable Bohème by Ken Russel in 1984.
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