Sirmione and Maria Callas

A prestigious calendar of cultural initiatives with music, theater, photography, art that will intertwine over a three-year period, organized by the municipal administration of Sirmione.

Sirmione will express all its essence through unique moments: major international exhibitions, concerts and theater, alternating with meetings with great personalities from the world of culture.

A unique project, fueled by the power of change expressed by the voice and personality of Maria Callas and oriented along two main lines:

the enhancement of young people, artists in pursuit of success exactly as it was for Maria when she landed in Naples in 1947, having her extraordinary talent as her only baggage
the orientation towards innovation, also in artistic and cultural languages, and the search for beauty, essential resources to overcome every historical moment of crisis.

For its landscape, historical and artistic vocation, Sirmione is the ideal, perhaps unique, stage to represent such an ambitious project and to give voice to an equally strong message.

The entire Sirmione area will be the protagonist of the “Sirmione Callas 21 · 23” project, from the Grotte di Catullo to Punta Grò, passing from Colombare and Lugana to Rovizza, stopping in the cellars bordered by splendid vineyards.

A path that will involve the whole community and, at the same time, will make use of very prestigious collaborations: the international photographic agency Magnum Photos, the Lombardy Regional Museum Directorate, the Vittoriale degli Italiani up to the Scala in Milan, the Arena di Verona and the Teatro Grande in Brescia.