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Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini 10, 62100, Macerata, Italy
+39 0733 230735
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Great location for the annual Opera Festival. I have been going there many times over the last 30 years, and I must say that the arena Sferisterio is a unique place to enjoy the magic of the "opera lirica". I recommend watching the opera at...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TravelsMassimoG
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Whether or not you are an opera buff, Sferisterio is well worth while visiting because its enormous stage is unique, in the shape of a sphere - hence the name. They only perform three operas each season, and whilst the city does not have too...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Viktor S
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing experience. Classic Italian operas under the stars! The venue was both times that we were there fully packed. The town has special free multi-level parkings available for guests of the Sferisterio. Recommend to book a dinner in advance, arrive earlier, calmly have dinner and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Roving775165
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

It was nice and special listening the famous opera LaTraviata at the Sferisterio. The old arena with the perfect view. I bought my tickets in advance at the Sferisterio ticket office. The family package of four tickets gives you a big discount. Along with the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TanyaUsh
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Very beutiful arena prepared to host very special concerts and shows. Super stars of the classical repertoir were hosted by this historical site such as Placido Domingo or Maria Callas. The opera season starts mid July until August, just to consider.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Andrea D
Reviewed 26 February 2018

I was been many times in this open air theater. I think it's just perfect for live concert snd open air theater.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank marc0lin0s
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Astounding place - really friendly folk at the desk who gave us a guide book and chatted to us for ages about the place. It is well worth a visit and while I've been visiting Italy for 20 years I'd not seen anything like this...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank MickJ_1967
Reviewed 25 August 2017

A privelige to enjoy Thom Yorke & Jonny Greenwood perform in such a beautiful venue which is traditionally home to the Annual Opera Festival. Oriniginally built as a sports venue in early 1800's this housed a popular game similar to squash before football became teh...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank LindseyLuc
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Great open air theater, the supertitles in Italian and English were projected on the wall. The staging was minimalustic but efficient, not very happy with the production concept and ballet. Overall valuable experience

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Antra Z
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This was one to cross off our bucket list, having missed the opera season by a few weeks on previous visits to the region. Great atmosphere and very clever set designs. Because Sferisterio run different operas on consecutive nights, the stage sets need to be...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Aileen L
15 June 2016|
Response from 869elianapino | Reviewed this property |
Oh, yes. There is the Sferisterio Opera Festival between the half of July and the half of August. It lasts a month.
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Frank R
25 March 2015|
Response from Leonardo S |
Lirical season begin July 17th... sorry.
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