Giacomo Puccini
Lyrical drama in three acts
Libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni
Unfinished original version

with Italian and English surtitles

Turandot (19 and 28 July, 3 and 10 August) by Giacomo Puccini. The opera will be performed in its unfinished version, as the composer left it and as it was first performed at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, with Arturo Toscanini as conductor. The stage director for this cruel and passionate story of love and death, set in Beijing “at the time of fairytales”, is Paco Azorín, who is back at the Sferisterio for this new production after staging Otello in 2016. The opera will be conducted by Francesco Ivan Ciampa, universally acclaimed at the Sferisterio in 2019 for Macbeth. The main artists in this production are Olga Maslova (Turandot), Angelo Villari / Ivan Magrì (Calaf), Ruth Iniesta (Liù), Riccardo Fassi / Antonio Di Matteo (Timur), Lodovico Filippo Ravizza (Ping), Paolo Antognetti (Pang) and Francesco Pittari (Pong).

Lyric drama in three acts, libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni. It is inspired by the theatrical fable by Carlo Gozzi. Giacomo Puccini left it unfinished when he died on 29 November 1924. It was first performed in its unfinished version at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, on 26 April 1926. Two different endings were composed, the first one by Franco Alfano and the second, more recent one by Luciano Berio. It is inspired by an imaginary Eastern land and it tells the story of the challenge of passion and strength between Calaf and the icy princess Turandot, countered by the pure love of Liù.

  • Friday 19 July H 21:00
  • Sunday 28 July H 21:00
  • Saturday 3 August H 21:00
  • Saturday 10 August H 21:00

Tutti all’opera

Teatro Lauro Rossi – Wednesday 3 July
Introduction with Paolo Gavazzeni

Arena Sferisterio – Monday 8 July
Ensemble rehearsal 6 pm and 9 pm (ticket 10 euro – under 30 7 euro)

Tickets on sale from 19 December, 2023. At the box office in Macerata and online


  • Conductor
    Francesco Ivan Ciampa
  • Stage direction and set design
    Paco Azorín
  • Costumes
    Ulises Mérida
  • Scenic movements
    Carlos Martos de la Vega
  • Video and light design
    Pedro Chamizo
  • Assistant director
    Riccardo Benfatto
  • Set assistant
    Laura Perini
  • La principessa Turandot
    Olga Maslova
  • L'imperatore Altoum
    Christian Collia
  • Timur
    Riccardo Fassi (19 and 28 July) / Antonio Di Matteo (3 and 10 August)
  • Il principe ignoto (Calaf)
    Angelo Villari / Ivan Magrì
  • Liù
    Ruth Iniesta
  • Ping
    Lodovico Filippo Ravizza
  • Pang
    Paolo Antognetti
  • Pong
    Francesco Pittari
  • Un mandarino
    Alberto Petricca
  • Il principino di Persia
    Mauro Sagripanti

FORM-Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana

Lyric chorus of the Marche Region “Vincenzo Bellini”
Chorus master Martino Faggiani

Pueri Cantores “D. Zamberletti”
Chorus master Gian Luca Paolucci
assistant of Chorus master Anna Rosa Agostini

Salvadei Brass Band

New Production by Associazione Arena Sferisterio in coproduction with the Opéra Grand Avignon


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