50th Macerata Opera Festival: Opera is Female

In the town of Macerata, the annual opera festival celebrates its 50th season this year between July 18-August 10. The theme this year is ”Opera is Female.” The beautiful open-air arena from the early 1800’s is one of Europe’s premier venues for opera performances.

The 50th opera season at the Sferisterio honors three great melodrama heroines: new productions for Aida, which opened the first season in 1921, and Tosca, together with the revival of La Traviata of Mirrors by Brockhaus and Svoboda.  All three operas will have a female conductor.


From July 18th, to August 10th 2014

The program of the 50th Macerata Opera Festival: Opera is Female

AIDA di Giuseppe Verdi

July 18th, 27th – August 2nd, 10th 2014

Regia Francesco Micheli

Direttore Julia Jones

TOSCA di Giacomo Puccini

July 19th, 25th – August 3rd, 8th 2014

Regia Franco Ripa di Meana

Direttore Eun Sun Kim


di Giuseppe Verdi

July 20th, 26th – August 1st, 9th 2014

Regia Henning Brockhaus

Direttore Speranza Scappucci


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