Every summer there is an opera festival in Macerata. Some of the performances are held in the open air at the splendid Sferisterio. This year the season commences on 22 July and finishes on 11 August. Open-air performances include Un Ballo in Maschera - Giuseppe Verdi; Rigoletto - Giuseppe Verdi and the Bolshoi Ballet.
In 2008, we went with friends to see Tosca. We had a lovely dinner at a nearby restaurant then walked through the cobbled streets to Lo Sferisterio. It was a magical experience.
For more information, go to www.sferisterio.it