Matera 2019

The project “Living the Opera” was designed in collaboration with one of the oldest theatres in the world the “Teatro San Carlo di Napoli”. The project intends to bring one of the most fascinating and thrilling musical genres such as the opera to the Sassi district of Matera with the involvement of about 200 citizens in the production of “Cavalleria Rusticana” by Pietro Mascagni.

The project aims at experimenting and developing a new model of production and use of culture, strongly focused on strengthening cultural citizenship, on the direct participation of citizens and on the involvement of the entire community of Matera. The opera will be entirely performed outdoors and will involve the public in the conception of the dramaturgy of the opera, re-enacted in the contemporary context.

Project Partners:

Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Italy
Conservatory of Music of Matera “E. Duni”, Italy


Director Giorgio Barberio Corsetti, Italy