Expanding and diversifying opera audience through accessibility: we have been leading the way since 2008.
All opera performances are audio described for blind or partially sighted people, with Italian and English pre-recorded introductory descriptions also available online. Our audio descriptions include details provided by the artists themselves in order to highlight the style of and the ‘philosophy’ behind the production.
Fully guided tactile tours: costumes, wardrobe, make-up; set and props; instruments and orchestra.
Sign-language-interpreted tours; Personal Hearing Assistant; live surtitles in Italian and English for all opera performances.
Coordinator: Elena Di Giovanni
Audio descriptions and tours: Francesca Raffi
Accessibility services and reception: Chiara Pazzelli
Sign-language interpreter: Consuelo Agnesi
ITALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS
Unione Italiana Ciechi e Ipovedenti (Macerata, Italy); Museo Statale Tattile Omero (Ancona, Italy); Ente Nazionale Sordi (Macerata, Italy); Università degli Studi di Macerata (Macerata, Italy); Montclair State University (New Jersey, USA).