Duration: 3 days
ID: m24o165140
Sferisterio of Macerata


La Traviata is an opera that is sure to be a highlight of the 59th Macerata Opera Festival, which will take place in the stunning Arena Sferisterio. The open-air opera house, with its excellent acoustics and unique architecture, is the perfect setting to experience this beloved opera.

Date of the performance

2023-07-22 @ 21:00~23:45

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from €315
2 nights hotel and ticket

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La Traviata is an opera that is sure to be a highlight of the 59th Macerata Opera Festival, which will take place in the stunning Arena Sferisterio. The open-air opera house, with its excellent acoustics and unique architecture, is the perfect setting to experience this beloved opera.

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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.


La Traviata • Arena Sferisterio • 59° MACERATA OPERA FESTIVAL 2023

La Traviata is one of the most beloved operas of all time and it is set to be a highlight of the 59th Macerata Opera Festival in 2023. The festival will offer a unique opportunity to see this classic opera in the stunning setting of the Arena Sferisterio, an open-air opera house with outstanding acoustics and a capacity of over 3,000 spectators.

The Macerata Opera Festival is known for its high-quality productions and talented performers, and La Traviata promises to be no exception. This tragic love story of Violetta and Alfredo is a true masterpiece of Giuseppe Verdi’s music, with unforgettable arias and duets that have become classics of the opera repertoire.

The festival takes place over the months of July and August and offers a range of performances and events to suit all tastes. In addition to La Traviata, visitors can expect to see other operas, concerts, and cultural events throughout the festival.

If you want to see the Verdi opera La Traviata in the Arena Sferisterio at the Macerata Opera Festival 2023, you should book your travel package well in advance. La Traviata is one of the most popular operas of all, and the well-known drinking song “Let us taste these happy cups so that beauty may blossom” has become a hit.

The Story of La Traviata

La Traviata is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi , with a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. The story is based on La Dame aux Camélias, a play by Alexandre Dumas fils. The opera tells the story of a tragic love affair between Violetta Valéry, a Parisian courtesan, and Alfredo Germont, a young nobleman.

  • Act I: Violetta is hosting a lavish party at her home in Paris, where she is introduced to Alfredo by her friend Gastone. Alfredo expresses his love for Violetta in the famous aria “Libiamo ne’ lieti calici” (Let’s drink from the joyful cups). Violetta is touched by Alfredo’s sincerity and agrees to see him again.
  • Act II: Violetta has left her life as a courtesan and is living with Alfredo in the country. However, Alfredo’s father, Giorgio Germont, comes to visit and asks Violetta to leave Alfredo, as their relationship is ruining his family’s reputation. In the famous aria “Di Provenza il mar” (From Provence’s sea), Giorgio reminds Alfredo of his responsibilities to his family and convinces him to leave Violetta. Violetta, heartbroken, decides to sacrifice her own happiness for Alfredo’s future and leaves him.
  • Act III: Several months have passed, and Violetta is seriously ill with tuberculosis. Alfredo, who has learned the truth about why Violetta left him, rushes to her side. In the famous aria “Parigi, o cara” (Paris, my love), the couple expresses their undying love for each other, but Violetta’s health rapidly deteriorates. She dies in Alfredo’s arms, surrounded by her friends.

La Traviata • Opera in three acts

Conductor • Dominic Longo
Director • Henning Brockhaus
Scenes • Josef Svoboda
Costumes • Giancarlo Colis


Violetta Valéry •  Nino Machaidze
Alfredo Germont •  Anthony Ciaramitaro
Giorgio Germont •  Roberto de Candia

Staging by the Arena Sferisterio Association

All performances of LA TRAVIATA 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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