MACERATA OPERA FESTIVAL – The first citizens traditionally met in the Palazzo Buonaccorsi to then move to the arena and watch the opera together
The premiere of the Circus Pagliacci at the Sferisterio began with the Mameli anthem. In the stalls, the mayors of the 55 municipalities of the province of Macerata, who traditionally meet every year in the Arena in Macerata to attend an opera performance. They own the embrace of the Sferisterio, which, as the Mayor of Macerata and President of the Province, Sandro Parcaroli, has emphasized several times, wants to be the heritage of the entire territory. With them, to represent the region, the councilor Giorgia Latini.
Territory and community are the cornerstones of the evening, which opened at Palazzo Buonaccorsi with an unscheduled event. Just as the first citizens settled down for dinner in the courtyard of the historic building, which houses the Municipal Art Gallery and the Coach Museum, among other things, the alarm suddenly went off. “It would be a bunch of theft at the museum while we’re all here,” one joked. Of course it was just a false alarm and everything came back immediately. Present in the Palazzo Buonaccorsi and then also in the Arena the bishop Nazzareno Marconi, a great cinema lover, is particularly interested in the evening. The artistic director is short-tempered Paolo Pinamonti who, after having to cancel the premiere of Tosca because of Covid, enjoyed the welcome moment tonight. With him also the superintendent Luciano Messi.
The tricolor projected on the wall of the Sferisterio has been withdrawn, making room for the cinema-opera in the Sferisterio multiplex.