Macerata • Italy

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New Audiences

Incontra l'Opera (Meet the Opera) is a project for audience development which addresses secondary school students of the Macerata area. It takes them to the theatre for one morning with ex artistic director Francesco Micheli, accompanied by a pianist and a soprano. The aim is to take young viewers to a fascinating journey through the operas on stage this coming season. These two events are followed by two others, for the general audience, aiming to make everyone familiarize with the opera.

Incontra l'Opera

Innovation & Creativity

Opera everywhere and accessible to everyone in the streets, in the courtyards and under the arcades of the palaces of the historical city centre of Macerata: Festival OFF let the music walk around town, developing a conversation between the Sferisterio and the territory. The belcanto comes out of its temple and lives the city with recitals, exhibitions and aperitifs about the characters from the titles of the season. The most important event, La Notte dell’Opera, transforms Macerata into a huge stage where over 50 thousand visitors become the protago-nists of the largest show of the summer.

La Notte dell'Opera - Oriente

Emerging Artists

The aim of the Competition Macerata Opera 4.0 / #verdesperanza for contemporary musical thea-ter projects is to select a project to be performed at the Macerata Opera Festival 2018.
The competition is open to all forms of musical theater with a strong musical element and related to the MOF 2018 theme: #verdesperanza.
The contest is open to professionals, artistic teams and associations, both Italian or foreign, whose members (everyone) must be under 35 years of age at the 1st January 2018.

Macerata Opera 4.0


Sferisterio launches the “100 comrades” project with the aim of involving all those who be-lieve in the Sferisterio. The invitation is extended to one hundred Macerata citizens who want to support the Sferisterio with a contribution of one hundred Euros. The first one-hundred par-ticipants will be awarded the title of “comrades” and they will have the opportunity to support the Macerata Opera Festival by taking advantage of the Art Bonus tax benefits (tax credit equal to 65%.) 

100 Comrades

Support sustainable innovation in opera and dance

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