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The 2019 edition of the Macerata Opera Festival is #rossodesiderio

Red as desire, #rossodesiderio, is the theme for the 2019 Macerata Opera Festival, conveyed by jealousy, power and possession in Carmen, Macbeth and Rigoletto respectively.


Macerata Opera Festival 2019


  • 19 and 28 July, 3 and 10 August
  • Jacopo Spirei
  • Al centroAl centro Carmen was completed by Bizet in 1875, with a libretto by Henri Meillac and Ludovic Halévynel.  The story evokes a red triangle of attraction, love and jealousy (more...)


  • 20 and 26 July; 4 August
  • Emma Dante
  • Al centroAl centro Macbeth was written by Giuseppe Verdi in 1847, with a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. The lust for power casts a shade of bright red on the actions and events (more...)


  • 21 and 27 July, 2 and 9 August
  • Federico Grazzini
  • Al centroAl centro Rigoletto, in turn, evokes a crescendo of violence and lust for possession that will lead the protagonist to become the Duke of Mantua’s fiercest enemy, after serving (more...)

    Macerata Opera 4.0

    Macerata Opera 4.0

    The aim of the Competition named Macerata Opera 4.0 /#rossodesiderio is to select one project for contemporary musical theatre or installation, to be staged during the 2019 Macerata Opera Festival. The competition is held in collaboration with Opera Europa, RomaEuropa and Rassegna di Nuova Musica. (more...)

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