After two early seasons, in 1921 and 1922, operas came back to the Sferisterio arena in 1967, with a grand opening marked by Otello, with Mario Del Monaco. Since then, the world's greatest artists have walked on the Sferisterio stage, including Luciano Pavarotti, Katia Ricciarelli, Renato Bruson, Montserrat Caballé, Placido Domingo, Rudolf Nureyev, Carla Fracci and Roberto Bolle.

Several local productions have made history; among them the so-called Traviata of the Mirrors, created in 1992 by Josef Svoboda, or Ken Russel's unforgettable Bohème, first staged in 1984, and more recently Leo Muscato's Bohème, staged in 2012 and awarded the Abbiati prize for opera.

Watch the video to find out more about the Sferisterio.

Macerata and its beauty, well beyond the Sferisterio. 

Watch the video to see our town through the eyes of a young, American filmmaker, David Kong.

During the festival, streets and squares buzz with life for the Festival OFF.

Blankets, cushions and more!

For your comfort, we have blankets for hire, on cold nights. Enquiries at the theatre store.

A glass of wine on the upper balcony, with quality wines! from the Marche. 

Private bar during the break!

Book your break at the bar and skip the queue.

Read more about our special offers reserved for groups

Our best wines are offered and explained by an international wine expert, as you watch the sea from the Sferisterio upper balcony. Every night a different dream. Max 15 participants.

Please, contact us to receive our special offers for groups and agencies