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The Arena di Verona Opera Festival, staged in the spectacular setting of the Verona amphitheater from 21st June to 7th September 2019, offers 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 amphitheater 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.
Three intense months, five operas, three special events, 51 shows and 80 soloists from all over the world, including Anna Netrebko, Plácido Domingo, Lisette Oropesa, Leo Nucci, Vittorio Grigolo, Aleksandra Kurzak, Jusif Eyvazov, Saioa Hernández, Erwin Schrott, Hui He, Dmitry Belosselskiy, Tamara Wilson, Luca Salsi, Maria José Siri, Pavel Petrov and Amartuvshin Enkhbat, along with illustrious supporting singers, who will bring to life La Traviata, Aida, Il Trovatore, Carmen, Tosca.
The special event Plácido Domingo 50 Arena Anniversary Night celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Arena debut of Maestro Domingo, a true legend of the international opera scenario. The star of dance Roberto Bolle and Friends is returning for two dates under the banner of great dance. Lastly, the third of the special evenings will be the prestigious appointment with the symphonic music of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana.
Icons of bel canto and promising young talents: The Arena as the confirmation of great stars and preparation for new talents coming to grips with the world’s largest and most famous open-air theatre:
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 Arena di Verona Opera Festival on the official website: www.arena.it
Photo courtesy of Fondazione Arena di Verona