The Massimo hosts an exhibition on the art of Emanuele Luzzati, one of the most admired scenographers in Italy from the 1960s onwards,whose collaboration with Costume Designer Santuzza Calì has brought imaginative staging projects to the Massimo as well as many other opera houses and theatres in Italy and abroad.
The exhibition is open from December 7 to January 12, every day from Monday to Sunday (the only closing day will be December 25), 9.30am - 5pm, and can be visited as part of the guided tour or on the evenings of performance.
La carovana volante at the "Nuovo Montevergini" Theatre
The Massimo is staging a new production for young audience at the Nuovo Montevergini Theatre (5 minutes walk from the Cathedral, Via Montevergini 8). Inspired by Rossini's life, enriched by his most famous pieces, a delightful short performance for young and old staging the Massimo Orchestra, soloists and actors.
Weekdays morning performances are sold out, tickets available for Sat 14 at 6.30pm and Sun 15 at 11am.
Tickets: children € 4,00 - adults € 4,00
Take a guided tour of the Teatro Massimo and explore its stunning interiors! Special Christmas-time opening hours: everyday 9.30am - 5pm (last tour at 4.30pm) starting at '20 and '40 (Closing day: Dec 25).
Tickets euro 8,00 (concession tickets euro 5,00, groups euro 6,00). Tours in English usually start at '40, but the timetable may vary according to request. Tour also available for groups in French and Spanish. Group reservations (at least 20 people) are welcome by email or phone (+39 091 6053267).
“Siegfried” and “Götterdämmerung" rescheduled in the 2015 and 2016 Seasons at the Teatro Massimo
The External Commissioner, Prefect Fabio Carapezza Guttuso, is glad to announce that The Massimo has successfully negotiated with Graham Vick the rescheduling of "Siegfried" and "Götterdämmerung" in 2015 and 2016 respectively, completing the Ring cycle started in 2013 and interrupted because of the severe financial crisis in the Italian music market.
"As the Massimo proceeds in its financial readjustment and reorganization, we are now able to schedule Wagner's operas again. I am very grateful to Vick for his understanding and positive attitude that testify his commitment to Palermo and will hopefully bring us to further collaboration.
2014 Concert Season
“The 2014 Concert Season at the Teatro Massimo – declares the External Commissioner of the Teatro Massimo Foundation, Prefect Fabio Carapezza Guttuso – is perfectly complementary to the Operas and Concerts Season, as it will offer our public a chance to further involve with the composers we'll be mostly working on in 2014: we will celebrate the 150° anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss, and we'll focus on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart too - both versatile composers with outstanding repertoire in opera as well as in symphonic and chamber music.
We will also offer concerts with compositions taken from the German tradition of Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms, also Mahler and Bernstein, not forgetting the Russian and French heritage of Stravinskij and Ravel. Yearly Subscriptions until January 5. Tickets on sale from January 11. [2014 Concerts Season]
2014 Operas and Ballets Season: from Strauss to Bellini and Mozart
Three sicilian artists well known throughout the world in their respective fields - Emma Dante as director, Desirée Rancatore as soprano and Eleonora Abbagnato as étoile, as well as conductor Gabriele Ferro, scenographer Francesco Zito and baritone Vincenzo Taormina: a distinctive sicilian flavour will mark the artistic offer of the Massimo, with three new productions on nine titles altogether. Tickets on sale from November 24.
[2014 Operas and Ballets Season]