Italia Opera Season Shows It Off

Scheduled from 20th July through 12th August 2012: La Traviata, La Bohème and Carmen

Macerata Opera Festival

Macerata Opera Festival

Macerata will turn into a big, outdoor stage. The Macerata Opera Festival announces a programme full of events that will encompass the whole city. Three works are scheduled at the Sferisterio this year: La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini and Carmen by Georges Bizet – three immortal yet now updated classics. They come along with the Festival Off, a new cultural programme that will crowd the streets of the city thanks to readings, exhibitions, shows and concerts.

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays will be dedicated to the opera performances to be held at the Sferisterio during four weeks, from 20th July to 12th August. The remaining days, from Monday to Thursday, will be jazzed up by the Festival Off, which presents a rich programme that winks the eye at the youngsters and the children.

“Macerata will turn into an outdoor theatre for the whole duration of the festival, which has been organised in collaboration with the two Universities of Macerata and Camerino, the Academy of Fine Arts and the local associations,” said the artistic director Francesco Micheli. The opera evenings at the Sferisterio go along with a number of appointments during the week that will range over a variety of subjects: from the gala concert in homage to Mario Del Monaco to the ballet performance by Roberto Bolle; from the events for children to street recitals. In the context of these appointments, off-programme activities are going to be held, such as the Aperitivi Culturali at 12 and Pomeridiana.”

This year, the opera season comes to the 48th edition, polished in both its name and image. This is going to be a festival with an international orientation as far as the quality of its productions and the sensitive attention towards the territory and the youngsters are concerned.

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