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Macerata Opera Festival is confirmed for summer 2020!

The Sferisterio Arena confirms the four performances of Don Giovanni directed by Davide Livermore: the opera is regularly staging on Saturday 28th July, Friday 24th July, Sunday 2nd August and Saturday 8th August, with the hope of adding further dates.

The other two opera titles originally scheduled for 2020 – the new production of Tosca by Giacomo Puccini entrusted to director Valentina Carrasco and Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi signed by Francisco Negrin – have been rescheduled: Tosca will be staged in summer 2022; Il trovatore  will be presented in the form of a concert on two evenings.

Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni

18, 24, 26 and 31 July - 2 and 8 August
Don Giovanni, conducted by Francesco Lanzillotta and directed by Davide Livermore, is confirmed. (more...)

Il trovatore

Il trovatore

25 July - 1 August
Il trovatore will be performed as a concert and conducted by Vincenzo Milletarì. (more...)

Palco Reverse

Palco Reverse series was created with the aim to give the audience a special point of view on the Sferisterio, standing on the stage and facing the stalls and boxes, under a beautiful sky.

Massimiliano Finazzer Flory

Verdi legge Verdi

22 July
A brand new reading of Giuseppe Verdi’s biography, giving voice to Verdi himself by means of selected letters dedicated to Italy. (more...)


Madame Tosca

29 July
Laura Morante will take the role of iconic actress Sarah Bernhardt, the muse for Victorien Sardou’s drama adapted as a libretto for Puccini’s opera. (more...)


Don Giovanni

5 August
Michela Murgia, as an opera lover, rewrites Don Giovanni by Mozart, whose main characters portray the masculine stereotype and the female universe. (more...)



& special guest Anastasio

...MaC’eraTa...nta Voglia di Musica

19 July
Enrico Melozzi, who scored a great success in 2019 with the 100 Cellos group, is back with his Orchestra Clandestina and with rapper Anastasio. (more...)

Gino Paoli &
Danilo Rea

"Due come
noi che..."

Gino Paoli and Danilo Rea

4 August
A show made of piano music and voice, respectively from one of the most melodic and creative Italian pianists and a historic Italian author/singer. (more...)


with Montelago
Celtic Festival

Sferisterio Folk

7 August
Folk music and ambiance in a show by Michele and Maurizio Serafini featuring Luciano Monceri, bringing onto the Sferisterio stage the best-known artists in this field. (more...)


in collaboration
with Musicultura

Simone Cristicchi

9 August
After 6 years of theatre performances and 300,000 viewers, Cristicchi comes to Macerata just as he releases his new album “Abbi Cura di Me” with his greatest hits. (more...)



28 July
Inspired by the “nouveau cirque”, Meraviglia by Alessandro Pietrolini with Compagnia Sonics Acrobati Volanti offers an extraordinary view on fantastic places and creatures hanging from the sky. (more...)


Un passo nuovo, una parola propria

Bia. Un passo nuovo, una parola propria (“Bia. A new step, a proper word”) won the Macerata Opera 4.0 award for contemporary musical theatre by artists that are under 35. The show will be staged on 24 July.


notte dell'opera

The Opera nights

23 July in Corso Cairoli – 30 July in Corso Cavour – 6 August in the city centre

The Opera Night turns into multiple events and features the projects selected with the support of Banco Marchigiano Credito Cooperativo Italiano, the Municipality of Macerata and Confcommercio Marche Centrali.


News about Tosca and Il trovatore

‘Trust’ has been our key word in recent months. This, together with ‘courage’, the theme of the Macerata Opera Festival 2020, has allowed us even in the most difficult moments to keep our goal fixed firmly in our sights, that is to offer the best possible festival experience,  with three irreplaceable elements as guidelines: the health and safety of audience members, artists and workers; the sustainability and economic feasibility of the opera season; and the technical and artistic quality of the festival.

The 4 performances of Don Giovanni, from the 18th of July, are confirmed. 

The new production of Tosca by Giacomo Puccini and Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi have been rescheduled: Tosca will be staged in summer 2022; Il trovatore will be presented in the form of a concert on two evenings, along with Don Giovanni.

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