Guided tour 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 depending on reservations. Tour also available for groups in French and Spanish. Group reservations (at least 20 people) are welcome by email or phone (+39 091 6053267).
2015 Season preview
“A theatre shows its growth and stability by always looking ahead, building closer and closer ties with the territory and acquiring long-term planning capacity despite difficulties linked to the uncertainty of funding and political instability. The Teatro Massimo,” states the Commissioner Extraordinary, Prefect Fabio Carapezza Guttuso,”after some months of difficulties, overcome thanks to the collective commitment of all the workers, is looking further and further ahead, and, a few weeks after the 2014 inauguration, can present the 2015 opera season”.
[Check the 2015 Opera Season Calendar]
[Download the press release]
Nuove Musiche - New Music International Festival 2014
In autumn 2013 the Teatro Massimo commemorated the New Music International Weeks (Settimane internazionali di nuova musica), which during the 1960s brought Palermo to worldwide attention in the musical and cultural debate, thanks to the enthusiasm of a group of young intellectuals including Antonino Titone, Francesco Agnello, Paolo Emilio Carapezza, Roberto Pagano and Eliodoro Sollima. As we treasure the memory of such exciting times in the field of New Music, we think it is also time to approach this theme again, putting the experience into perspective and questioning the state of the art today.
The Teatro Massimo has decided to establish a Festival in 2014, Nuove Musiche, that will offer the general public, both local and international, a glimpse into contemporary music as well as 20th century historic and avant-gard music. The Festival is scheduled from September 27 to October 5. [2014 Festival Nuove Musiche]
Wagner at the Teatro Massimo in 2015 and 2016
New productions of Siegfried and Götterdämmerung directed by Graham Vick will be staged at the Massimo, respectively, in December 2015 and January 2016. Read the press release: Wagner at the Teatro Massimo 2015-2016