Macerata • Italy

Associazone Arena Sferisterio

Via Santa Maria della Porta, 65,
Macerata, Italy

Luciano Messi, General Manager
"I would like to emphasize the importance of the FEDORA Platform to support and create visibility and mobility of new work in the field of opera in Europe, as well as the support of the platform to encourage private funding in the field of opera according to our local communication and activities for donors."

Luciano Messi
General Manager 

The Arena Sferisterio Association – Teatro di tradizione was founded in 1986 by the Municipality of Macerata and the Province administration “with the aim of promoting and organising festivals, opera seasons, and other artistic and cultural events”. In 1991, after only five years, the Association became a legal entity under Ministerial decree and since the summer of 1993, it has been managing the opera seasons of the Arena Sferisterio, succeeding the Municipality of Macerata.

In 1973, the Association was accredited the status of "teatro di tradizione" (literally "theatre of tradition") by the Ministry of Culture, in accordance with the provisions of the Italian Law No. 800 issued on 1967 and the Italian Ministerial Decree issued in 2007 establishing the assessment criteria as well as the procedure for awarding grants. The above-mentioned status can be acquired only by those Italian theatres which strongly promote and preserve local artistic and musical traditions.

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