The Goldoni Theatre Foundation, in spite of the persistence of a pandemic emergency that poses serious obstacles to the theatrical training pathway aimed at the scholastic world, intends to continue its objectives by re-proposing a collaboration that over the years has intensified and become increasingly loyal thanks to a methodological and creative approach that has been able to stimulate this process. An important element of this school/theatre symbiosis has been the Mascagni Educational project, which in the last edition was a great success in terms of adhesion and achievements despite the fact that we were forced to act as a "remote" entity. Strengthened by this experience, our intentions will not diminish; we will relaunch the challenge that social distancing imposes on us, introducing all those modalities capable of enriching the growth of the individual, through the invigorating world of theatre and specifically in the knowledge of Pietro Mascagni and his music. The call for proposals for the new edition of the Mascagni Educational, in which all schools in the city of Livorno and its province may participate, hopes for a renewed and direct involvement of the schools covered by this announcement.


The project aims to bring students closer to the world of music and in particular to opera, our cultural heritage, starting from the knowledge of Pietro Mascagni and his compositions with the aim of actively involving students through a participatory path that allows them to develop their creative imagination.


Gli studenti sono invitati a lavorare sulla figura di Mascagni: compositore, direttore d’ orchestra, cittadino livornese, al quale questo territorio ha dato i natali. L’ approfondimento riguarda quindi anche i luoghi labronici che ha vissuto nella sua vita e la sua musica, a 360 gradi. Il lavoro degli studenti si svolgerà in totale libertà, rispetto alla figura di Mascagni, o sviluppando i filoni progettuali proposti più avanti. Gli insegnanti che intendono aderire al progetto con i propri studenti potranno comunicarlo compilando il seguente Google Form Cliccando Qui entro e non oltre il 21 Gennaio 2022.

The route has two phases:

- First cognitive phase in which the students, with the help of the material made available by the theatre, will be able to acquire information on the theme to be developed: texts, links, films, online meetings with experts; - Second production phase in which the students will be able to develop their creativity and imagination by elaborating a final product to be sent to the theatre. In the first phase of the work, the Goldoni Theatre's training office will be available to find the material and to arrange any meetings in person or online with the experts available. All of the work produced by the schools will be published on the Goldoni Foundation website and subsequently, if the anti-Covid 19 regulations permit, the material received will be given visibility within the Mascagni Festival 2022.


These themes are suggested but not binding, so teachers and students are free to explore the world of Mascagni from their own perspective or follow one of the following tracks: - Mascagni and his music; - Women in Mascagni's operas (Iris and Isabeau); - Mascagni and Verism (Cavalleria and Piccolo Marat); - Mascagni's places (Silvano); - Mascagni and his contemporaries (Puccini, Verga, Fattori); - Mascagni and the Gothic tale (Guglielmo Ratcliff); - Mascagni's dandy style; - A simple love story (Pinotta, Mascagni Academy opera 2022).


Participation can take place in classes, groups or individual students. The material produced by the students can be of various kinds: writings, scripts, drawings, comics, photos, sketches of scenes, films, musical compositions, mise en espace. Each material sent in must indicate the school and the class to which it belongs, the reference teacher and the names of the students involved. Entries must be sent to the following address: by 13 May.


Images must be in jpg, png or gif format, with a size of less than 2 mb. Videos must be sent via a YouTube or Vimeo link (i.e. uploaded by the user on one of these two channels). By link we mean the URL of the uploaded video, for example: Lyrics must be submitted in pdf format. Musical compositions without video with mp3 audio files.


Primary and secondary schools. The project is entirely free of charge.

Cav. Marco Voleri Mascagni Department - Artistic Coordinator Mascagni Festival - Artistic Director C.Goldoni" Livorno City Theatre Foundation Silvia Doretti Laboratories, Schools, Training - Responsible C.Goldoni" Livorno City Theatre Foundation