By Francisco Salazar
The Festival Verdi has released its 2022 numbers noting that the year marked a return to pre-pandemic numbers.
According to the report stated that there were 15,000 spectators for the Festival Verdi and 14,000 for the Verdi Off portion of the season. In total the € 875.860 and a SROI (Social Return On Investment) equal to 3.1, the highest in the history of the festival.
In a statement Anna Maria Meo, General Director of the Teatro Regio di Parma and Artistic Director of the Festival Verdi said, “Here we confirm once again that a serious, constant and rigorous work like the one done by the Teatro Regio di Parma in recent years, not only allows you to react to adverse events of epochal importance by investing in planning but ensures that, as soon as there is a turnaround in the trend, the institution is ready to seize every opportunity to exploit that long-awaited wave of recovery.”
Michele Guerra, President of the Fondazione Teatro Regio di Parma added, “The XXII Verdi Festival can be called the Festival of confirmations. The results show us in fact that the Verdi Festival has developed a working method capable of reconciling scientific rigor, economic sustainability, and artistic quality.”
This past season the festival showcased productions of “La Forza del Destino,” “Il Trovatore,” and “Simon Boccanegra.”