The Ente Luglio Musicale Trapanese has deep roots in the theatrical and musical history of Trapani, dating back to the late 19th century. In 2003, it was officially recognized as a “Theater of Tradition” through a ministerial decree.
Over the years, the organization has developed its own scenographic facilities and became renowned for its seasons of grand opera, as well as concerts, ballets, and theatrical performances integrated into the national theater circuit.
Thanks to the Ente, the operatic and theatrical tradition of Trapani is preserved through a series of lyrical representations, concerts, and dramatic performances. These events take place both during the summer and winter seasons. The Ente was founded at the end of the 19th century to meet the desire of the audience of the Garibaldi Theater in Trapani to enjoy operatic music even during the summer. For this purpose, Villa Margherita was chosen as the stage.
The “Luglio” was one of the few summer venues in Italy where artists could perform. It is interesting to note that the famous tenor Enrico Caruso, during one of his performances, faced some audience boos due to an uncertain execution. After the destruction of the Garibaldi Theater during World War II, the “Luglio” remained the only cultural space left in the city.
In the 1950s and 1960s, the Ente underwent transformations, and in the 1990s, it was expanded to include the winter drama season, held in the indoor theater of the local university.
For more information about the programs of the Luglio Musicale Trapanese, visit the official website at https://www.lugliomusicale.it/.