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Macerata Opera Festival 2021 FAQs

You will find below an updated list of FAQs.
You are advised to read them before contacting the box office. Online ticket purchase is to be preferred whenever possible: prices and available seats are exactly the same.

Our official ticket seller is Vivaticket: 


Aida directed by Francesco Lanzillotta and conducted by Valentina Carrasco (23 July – 1, 7 and 12 August 2021)
La traviata directed by Paolo Bortolameolli and conducted by Henning Brockhaus (25, 31 July – 8, 13 August 2021)
Pas de deux for Toes and Fingers with Svetlana Zacharova and Vadim Repin (24 July)

100 fisarmoniche directed by Enrico Melozzi (27 July)
Stuck, Opera on the Wall by Il Posto Vertical Dance Company and Marco Castelli Small Ensemble (3 August)
Neri Marcorè in Le divine donne di Dante (6 August)
Arturo Brachetti in Pierino, il lupo e l’altro (10 August)

No, prices are the same as in the past years. We are strongly committed to supporting our audience.

In compliance with the current regulations, Associazione Arena Sferisterio has changed its seating plan by removing entire rows of seats and by allowing patrons to use one every two seats, always leaving one free. Families and people coming in together are allowed to occupy maximum three consecutive seats in the stalls. In the boxes, family groups of maximum 6 people are allowed.

To seat next to family members or close connections, please download the following form, fill it out and send it to  along with your scanned ID.

In compliance with the new social distancing norms, you won’t be allowed to sit next to another person and there shall be a free seat after each occupied seat. If you purchased two ore more seats, you will be relocated according to the new seating plan without having to change your tickets. All ticket holders will be reallocated in the initially selected rows. Ticket holders whose seat numbers have changed will receive an email with the new numbers by the box office. They shall bring the email with them on the night of the performance. All viewers will be taken to their seats by our personnel and will be instructed as to which seat shall be left free.

If you submit the form stating that you are coming with members of your family or people who live with you, you do not have to keep the distance. For more information about this, please read the section on family and close connections.

Unfortunately, the logistical and health difficulties due to the current regulations do not allow the simultaneous preparation of two new productions. The appointment with director Daniele Menghini and his under35 team, winner of the international competition held with Opera Europa and with the Rossini Opera Festival, is postponed to next year.

If you have already purchased a ticket for Il barbiere di Siviglia you can:

– ask for a refund and get a 10% discount on all the other shows of the Macerata Opera Festival 2021, subject to availability. The discount can be requested by May 15, 2021 (in the meantime the complete calendar of the Festival will be available); 
– confirm your participation for Il barbiere di Siviglia in 2022 keeping the seats you have already purchased. The ticket office will contact you as soon as the dates of the 2022 Festival are defined and will take care of providing you with all the necessary information;
– support the Festival by donating the amount of your ticket.

We invite you to choose the method you prefer and we kindly ask you to notify us by May 31st.
Refunds can still be requested by 1 August 2021.

Vouchers are valid for 18 months (from the date of issue). They can be used this year but also to buy tickets for 2022 edition of the festival (tickets will be on sale before the 18-month deadline).

Your voucher allows you to buy tickets in all sections. By way of example, if you purchased two tickets in the Gold section (100 euros each), you can use your voucher to obtain the same type of tickets or alternatively to get 4 tickets in the Red section (50 euros each).