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Held at the Arena di Verona, the Arena Opera Festival 2018 will offer culture lovers a feast of sublime music and spectacular performances.
The event has taken place since 1913 when it opened with a performance of Aida. Since then, almost every summer has seen the Roman theatre in Verona transformed into a spellbinding setting for authentic Italian opera. Despite early doubts, the amphitheatre has served beautifully as an opera venue, with plenty of viewing angles and excellent acoustics. There can be few more romantic and magical places to enjoy Verdi or Puccini's masterpieces.
The 2018 edition of the Verona Arena Opera Festival presents a calendar full of events that are not to be missed. The oldest open-air opera festival in the world will open on June 22nd with Carmen the masterpiece by Georges Bizet, before continuing with classics of opera such as Aida, Turandot, Nabucco and Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
Every show will be staged in the inspiring surroundings of Verona's amphitheatre, where lavish stage sets vividly bring the enchanting and heart-breaking stories of opera to life. But opera isn't the only attraction. Visitors can also see a masterful ballet performance by Roberto Bolle on July 25th, or attend a "Verdi Opera Night" on August 26th. It's a feast of high culture, staged in a sublime setting.
If you want to experience the beautiful arias, the intense emotion and the sheer beauty of the spectacle, book your flight and take a seat in the stands at Italy's most famous summer theatre.
Just choose your favourite show and book your tickets for the Verona Arena Opera Festival.
Photo courtesy of Fondazione Arena di Verona