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Air Dolomiti has always collaborated with organisations and cultural institutions in the Verona area and the close relationship with the Fondazione Arena di Verona is now consolidated. Despite the latest historical events and the restrictions due to the pandemic, the Foundation maintains the prestige of the Italian opera tradition throughout the world.
For the 2021 Festival, Arena is proposing a programme that symbolises the rebirth of the entire city and offers a calendar with more essential directions and productions, without however renouncing the spectacular dimension.
The stage will return to its original position and the new technologies will be integrated into the tradition of the historic and iconic staging that for over one hundred years has made opera in the Arena unique throughout the world: an aesthetic and dramaturgical revolution that will protect artists and technicians, while still allowing the grandiosity that audiences have always sought in the Arena.
The health emergency has been interpreted as an instrument of renewal: in full compliance with safety measures, the Fondazione Arena di Verona is proposing five new productions that are lighter and less architectural than tradition, but more technological, using innovative video projections with over 400 square metres of ledwall, suitable for dressing the imposing Arena setting.
The 2021 season of the Arena di Verona in the magnificent Roman amphitheatre will run from 19 June to 4 September 2021.
On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the first performance at the Cairo Opera House in 1871, Fondazione Arena has planned an extraordinary opening with Aida in concert form: a unique event thanks to the presence of Maestro Riccardo Muti, ambassador of Italian culture in the world. This will be followed by numerous appointments in the 98th Opera Festival 2021: from the diptych Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci, to the great couples of art and life such as Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov, who after the extraordinary experience in 2019, return for three unmissable performances of Turandot and then Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak together in a very rare performance in both roles of Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci. There will also be the long-awaited debut of Jonas Kaufmann and the return of stars Plácido Domingo and Roberto Bolle.
Alongside the great voices, the 2021 Season tells the story of Italy's beauty by collaborating with the country's museums, exhibitions, art galleries and cultural centres of excellence; the project has taken on such significant cultural value that it has obtained the patronage of the Ministry of Culture, for the first time in the Festival's history.
Below is the calendar of the scheduled operas:
- Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci by Pietro Mascagni (25.06 - 02/22/31.07- 14.08)
- Turandot by Giacomo Puccini and Franco Alfano (29/07-01/05/28.08-03.09)
- La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi (10/13/23.07-07/19.08-02.09)
- Aida by Giuseppe Verdi (26/06-01/09/15/21.07-04/08/12/21/27- 04.09)
- Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi (03/17/24.07-06/13/20/26.08-01.09)
- 18 July, Verdi Requiem, a fitting tribute to the composer, on the 120th anniversary of his death
- 30 July, Domingo Opera Night, Plácido Domingo
- 2 and 3 August, Roberto Bolle and Friends
- 17 August, Jonas Kaufmann Gala Event
- 22 August, Beethoven's 9th Symphony Gala Event
The Festival Programme is available on the Foundation's website and we invite you to consult it to find out all the details.
Just choose your favourite show and book your tickets for the Arena di Verona Opera Festival 2021 on the official website: www.arena.it
Photo courtesy of Fondazione Arena di Verona