Nourish the soul

The 2015 Expo is taking Milan, and the whole of Italy, on the world stage. It is a place for encounter, a forum for debate on hot topics such as nourishing the planet and producing energy for life.


To contribute to the success of the Expo, Macerata Opera Festival has chosen for his 2015 edition four titles which offer a great portrait of the Italian culture, with a special emphasis on the bond between man and nourishment, the latter having a great symbolic value. Rigoletto, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, La Bohème. So as to never forget that opera is energy, and essential nourishment for the soul.



SFERISTERIO / 17, 25, 31 July – 9 August 2015

Rigoletto is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi. The Italian libretto was written by Francesco Maria Piave based on the play Le roi s’amuse by Victor Hugo.

Conducted by Federico Grazzini

Directed by Francesco Lanzillotta

Set Designer Andrea Belli

Costume designer Valeria Donata Bettella

Light designer Alessandro Verazzi

Rigoletto Vladimir Stoyanov

Gilda Jessica Nuccio

Il Duca di Mantova Celso Albelo

Sparafucile Gianluca Buratto

Maddalena Nino Surguladze



SFERISTERIO / 18, 24 July – 2, 8 August 2015

Conducted by Christopher Franklin

Directed by Alessandro Talevi

Set designer Madeleine Boyd

Costume designer Silvia Aymonino

Light designer Alessandro Verazzi


Opera in one act by Pietro Mascagni to an Italian libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci, adapted from a play and short story written by Giovanni Verga.

Santuzza Anna Pirozzi

Turiddu Rafael Davila

Alfio Alberto Gazale


Opera in a prologue and two acts, with music and libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo.

Canio Yusif Eyvazov

Tonio  Marco Caria



SFERISTERIO / 26 July– 1, 7 August 2015

Opera in four acts by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica.

Music by Giacomo Puccini.

Conducted by Leo Muscato

Directed by David Crescenzi

Set designer Federica Parolini

Costume designer Silvia Aymonino

Light designer Alessandro Verazzi

Mimì Carmela Remigio

Rodolfo Arturo Chacón-Cruz

Musetta: Serena Gamberoni

Marcello: Damiano Salerno


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