Le Marche is the land of historic theatres hosting as it does over 100 of them, quite remarkable for a region with a population of just one million and a half !
Le Marche’s theatres have always been the pride and joy of its people and a popular diversion before television and cinema got the upper hand.
Ascoli Piceno’s Teatro Ventidio Basso, Fermo’s Teatro dell’Aquila, Fano’s Teatro della Fortuna, Jesi’s Teatro Pergolesi just to name a few are all outstanding. Also not to be missed:
Ancona’s plaza-like Teatro delle Muse features a neoclassical façade, stunning modern interior design, cutting-edge technology, and an artistically significant fireproof curtain by the renowned artist Valeriano Trubbiani.
Pesaro’s Teatro Rossini, inaugurated in 1818 with a performance of Gioacchino Rossini’s La gazza ladra conducted by the great composer himself and after a long restoration it reopened again in 1980 – for the premiere Rossini Opera Festival.
Macerata’s Sferisterio was started in 1820 and opened nine years later. The unique shape of the building –a playing field, a supporting wall, boxes and balconies– was perfect to play such games as ball and bangle or for bull fighting, which were popular pastimes at the time of the Papal State. The Sferisterio Opera Festival is held every summer and performances start at nine in the evening, so as to allow the spectators to enjoy the spectacular view of dusk turning to night.
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