Music, theatre, meetings and emotions in Sirmione Callas 2023

What awaits us in the year of the centenary of Maria Callas: a rich birthday that Sirmione dedicates to its renowned guest

Published on : 19 May 2023 This article is older than 1 year

Sirmione celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Maria Callas with a very rich new season of the Sirmione Callas 21-23 project dedicated to music, theatre, art and culture, in 150 appointments scheduled throughout the territory.

Exceptional protagonists, among others, will be Giuseppe Gibboni, the very young and talented violinist who won the Paganini prize, Cristina de Middel, internationally renowned photographer and president of Magnum Photos and the prestigious string quintet of the Berliner Philarmoniker. At the center of course the initiatives for the centenary of the birth of Maria Callas, interpreted in a contemporary key to bring her back to life and symbolically meet in the places she loved most.

The musical encounters will open with the concerts and meetings of the XXIII edition of the Homage to Maria Callas, 12 appointments from opera to jazz. Great emotions promises the opening concert at the Grotte di Catullo in which, in addition to three great singers, we will have the privilege of meeting the unforgettable diva Raina Kabaivanska. The Grotte di Catullo will also host the theatrical show by and with Lucilla Giagnoni committed to proposing her version of the Medea that Pier Paolo Pasolini wanted to entrust to Maria Callas.

Also this year, the international puppet theater review proposed by the Corniani Theater Center is dedicated to the younger ones, but not only, starting in the month of July.

These are just some of the main events scheduled, much more is to be discovered in the complete Sirmione Callas 2023 program constantly updated on

The press release for the presentation of the 2023 calendar

Sirmione city of Maria Callas, all the appointments of 2023

Ph Giovanni Feudatari Staboli, Premio Sirmione per la Fotografia 2022
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