Fondazione Teatro Massimo is a member in CALLAS. It is a cultural institution with an enduring international prestige, the very symbol of the city of Palermo (Italy).
Inaugurated in 1897, after almost thirty years of work, the theatre redesigned the landscape of the city to make way for the big architectural project conceived by Giovan Battista Filippo Basile. This gorgeous monument standing in the centre of the fifth largest city in Italy is one of the most important opera houses in Europe, both for its size (third after Paris and Vienna) and the importance of its musical tradition.
The 4/May/07: a CALLAS Workshop on Digital Technologies and Theatre, took place at Teatro Massimo in conjunction with the celebration of its 110 years from foundation.
The Teatro Massimo' orchestra, choir, ballet, together with its set and costume workshops make up an invaluable heritage in the world of Opera. In the recently past, thanks to innovative management and courageous artistic choices, the success of the Massimoâ€™s production has won an increasing prestige, both at home and abroad. The Foundation has an annual budget of more than â‚¬45mln and employs more than 500 people, on the eve of new organizational horizons for Italian opera houses, the Massimo stands today on the peak of the Italian musical Olympus. Teatro Massimo traditionaly cooperates with some of the most importants Opera houses in Italy and abroad; examples include: Teatro dellâ€™Opera di Roma, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Regio di Torino, Gran Teatre del Liceu di Barcellona, Bolshoi Opera house, Teatro de la Maestranza y Salas del Arenal S.A. di Siviglia, The Japan Opera Foundation.
Contact: Antonio Cognata