The Puppet Opera

The Puppet Opera is a tradition that dates back to the 18th century, when the Sicilians began to use the puppet theatre to perform the events of Charlemagne’s paladins.
The puppets are traditionally carved from blocks of beech, olive or lemon wood, and are usually around 75 cm tall.
Every detail is decorated and thanks to their metal armour, they bring colourful and noisy battles to life!
The performances of the Puppet Opera entertain and intrigue the audience with their stories of knights, dragons, magicians, castles and paladins.