Duration: 3 days
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Sferisterio of Macerata

CARMEN

The 59th Macerata Opera Festival in 2023 will feature a production of Georges Bizet's beloved opera "Carmen" at the Arena Sferisterio. The production will be directed by Daniele Menghini and conducted by Donato Renzetti.

Date of the performance

2023-07-23 @ 21:00~23:45

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The 59th Macerata Opera Festival in 2023 will feature a production of Georges Bizet’s beloved opera “Carmen” at the Arena Sferisterio. The production will be directed by Daniele Menghini and conducted by Donato Renzetti.

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CARMEN

The Macerata Opera Festival takes place over four weekends from July 19 to August 11, 2024 at the open-air Arena Sferisterio in the small town of Macerata in the Marche region. Spend one of the mild Italian summer evenings with beautiful opera music in the magical atmosphere of the Arena Sferisterio in the open air. In 1921 operas were performed in the Arena Sferisterio for the first time and since 1967 the Macerata Opera Festival has been held every summer. It has grown into one of Italy’s most popular open-air festivals.

Arena Sferisterio

The Arena Sferisterio is one of the most extraordinary theaters in the world. It was built in the 19th century as a sports stadium for an old ball sport where balls bounce off the wall. Hence the unusual shape. The high arched wall with the columns forms the stage. The arrangement creates a kind of resonance box and the spectators sit as if in an auricle. The open-air arena Sferisterio has exceptionally good acoustics, a treat for sensitive ears. The spectators are very close to the opera singers, with no barrier between the spectators and the stage. At the Macerata Opera Festival, the audience becomes part of the theater scene.
The stage of the neoclassical arena is particularly designed. The wide and shallow stage is a challenge for the directors to present the operas in this special ambience. The atmosphere is all the more beautiful and magical. The open air theater offers 2,500 seats for spectators. Immerse yourself and enjoy a unique operatic experience in this very special open-air arena Sferisterio in Macerata.

 

Carmen • Arena Sferisterio • 59° MACERATA OPERA FESTIVAL 2023

The 59th Macerata Opera Festival in 2023 will feature a production of Georges Bizet’s beloved opera “Carmen” at the Arena Sferisterio. The production will be directed by Daniele Menghini and conducted by Donato Renzetti.

“Carmen” is a four-act opera composed by Georges Bizet with a libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on a novella by Prosper Mérimée. The opera premiered at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on March 3, 1875, and has since become one of the most popular and frequently performed operas in the repertoire.

The opera tells the story of a passionate love affair between the soldier Don José and the fiery gypsy Carmen in 19th-century Spain. The score is filled with some of the most popular and recognizable music in the operatic repertoire, including the famous aria “Habanera” and the thrilling “Toreador Song.” The opera’s themes of love, passion, jealousy, and violence have made it a favorite among audiences worldwide.

In addition to the Opéra-Comique, “Carmen” has been performed at many of the world’s great opera houses and festivals, including the Metropolitan Opera in New York, La Scala in Milan, and the Royal Opera House in London. It has also been adapted into numerous films, ballets, and other works of art.

The Arena Sferisterio is a stunning open-air theater with a unique architectural design and exceptional acoustics, making it the perfect setting for an operatic masterpiece like “Carmen.” The venue is located in the heart of Macerata, a beautiful historic city in the Marche region of central Italy.

The Macerata Opera Festival is known for its interesting productions. You can also enjoy the cultural and culinary offerings of Macerata with the beautiful historic center and delicious local cuisine.

Carmen  • Opera in four acts

Conductor • Donato Renzetti
Director • Daniele Menghini
Dramaturgy • Davide Carnevali
Scenes • Davide Signorini
Costumes • Nika Campisi

Cast

Don Josè • Ragaa Eldin
Escamillo • Fabrizio Beggi
Carmen • Ketevan Kemoklidze
Micaëla • Roberta Mantegna

New staging of the Arena Sferisterio Association

All performances of CARMEN at the Macerata Opera Festival 2023

Booking Process

Each travel package is put together individually according to your wishes.

When we receive your booking request with the selection of the date, we will send you an individual offer with different hotels and ticket categories to choose from. Only after your selection you will receive a travel contract and a first invoice to confirm the booking.

Services and Prices

The Essential package includes a 1st category ticket to an opera and 3 nights of accommodation with breakfast in a hotel of your choice. To make you the right proposal with the different options for the Macerata Opera Festival 2023, we need your booking request.

Supplements for the Travel Package Macerata Opera Festival 2023

  • Transfer from the airport or train station to the hotel and back
  • Guided tour of the city
  • Transfer from the hotel to the venue and back

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