Summer 2020: will be Macerata Opera Festival again

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#biancocoraggio edition

The reorganisation of the Macerata Opera Festival 2020#biancocoraggio is proceeding quickly and it will take place at the Sferisterio Arena from 18th of July till 9th of August

Besides the operas, this year the program includes several additional shows and performances like Palco Reverse, crossover concerts and dance. The entire program, as it was approved by the Direction, will take place following three essential elements: health and security of the audience, the artists and workers, economic sustainability aimed to match the initial investment and the technical-artistic quality of the performances.

Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni

18, 24, 26 and 31 July, 2 and 8 August
6 performances are confirmed, Don Giovanni features the direction by Davide Livermore and the conduction by Francesco Lanzillotta (more...)

Il trovatore

Il trovatore

25 July, 1 August
Giuseppe Verdi's Il trovatore will be staged as a concert in 2 different nights. (more...)

Palco Reverse

Palco Reverse shows give the audience a special point of view on the Sferisterio, standing on the stage next to the protagonists of the show.

Massimiliano Finazzer Flory

Verdi legge Verdi

22 July
Massimiliano Finazzer Flory’s show, titled Verdi legge Verdi, offers a brand new reading of Giuseppe Verdi’s biography, giving voice to Verdi himself by means of selected letters dedicated to Italy, to music, politics, art ... (more...)


Madame Tosca

29 July
In Madame Tosca, Laura Morante will take the role of iconic actress Sarah Bernhardt, the muse for Victorien Sardou’s drama which Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa adapted as a libretto for Puccini’s opera. (more...)


Don Giovanni, l'incubo elegante

5 August
Michela Murgia arrives at the Sferisterio as an opera lover, with her own rewriting of Don Giovanni by Mozart. (more...)



special guest

...MaC’eraTa...nta Voglia di Musica

19 July
Enrico Melozzi comes back on the stage of Sferisterio with his Orchesra Clandestina.
The show features an additional special guest: the rapper Anastasio (more...)

Sonics in


Sonics in Meraviglia

28 July
Based on air stunts and stage machineries, Meraviglia with the Sonics Acrobati Volanti Company offers an imaginative and romantic trip through fantasy places and bizarre creatures suspended in the air. (more...)

Gino Paoli
&Danilo Rea

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Gino Paoli e Danilo Rea

4 August
Gino Paoli and Danilo Rea will offer a show made of piano music and voice inspired by the Italian melodic music culture. (more...)


Celtic Festival

Sferisterio folk

7 August - with Montelago Celtic Festival
At the end of an entire day dedicated to the enthusiasts of Montelago Celtic Festival, Sferisterio Folk will bring some of the most important Italian artists of this genre to Macerata. (more...)



Simone Cristicchi

9 August - in collaboration with Musicultura
Simone Cristicchi is coming back to perform on several Italian stages to promote his new album titled ``Abbi cura di me``, the first collection of most famous and loved works. (more...)


Every Thursday during the festival in Corso Cairoli, Corso Cavour and in the Historic Centre

The Opera Night will change its shape this year, turning into three nights and taking place in different part of the town: on 23 July events are scheduled in Corso Cairoli, on 30 July in Corso Cavour, on 6 August the final Opera Night takes the historic centre.


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