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Summer 2013: The Verona Opera Festival celebrates its 100 years


Summer 2013 in Verona: many events will the 100 years of the most famous Italian Opera Festival meaning the Verona Opera Festival at the Arena. It is not a mystery that here every year thousands of opera lovers gather to see rich and unforgettable shows. Over the time the skills of some of the most gifted directors and talented singers and performers created the legend of Verona Opera Festival. The shows are unbelievable and totally worth the price you are going to spend.

Spektakl Opera on Ice 2012

Wydarzenia w Arenie – aktualizacja sezonu 2011

Rock concerts Arena Verona


Na lato planowanych jest w Arenie kilka nowych wydarzeń. Sezon operowy wciąż trwa, wiele nowych spektakli odbędzie się do września, ale jeśli chcesz przyjechać do Werony na wakacje i jeśli preferujesz koncerty rockowe lub innego typu widowiska, przedstawiam to, co można zobaczyć na żywo:

Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni
Verona’s 2012 opera season starts on the 22nd of June with a performance of Mozart’s finest opera, Don Giovanni, but if what’s it all about, and what can you expect from this performance?

Verona Opera Season 2012

Arena of Verona
The excitement is already building for Verona’s 2012 opera season, this year celebrating its 90th Anniversary, with performances of:
  • Don Giovanni
  • Aida
  • Carmen
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Turandot
  • Tosca


The first opera performance of the 2012 Verona season is Don Giovanni, and the last is Aida. This is a brief guide to Giuseppe Verdi’s mammoth production.
Horses, slaves, kings and queens, plus a cast of thousands is what you can expect from Aida. Based in Ancient Egypt, this is probably one of the biggest productions on any stage, and over four acts the story of Aida, the Ethiopian slave of Princess Amneris is told.

Opera Alternatives

Filarmonico Theatre
Opera in Verona’s Arena has to be one of the top reasons that visitors flock to the city each year, but there are other alternatives.
Villa in Canto

La Traviata – plot of the Opera

La Traviata is an Opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi. The libretto is written by Francesco Maria Piave, based on Alexandre Dumas son's novel "The Lady of the Camelias". It is considered the most significant and romantic opera by Verdi and is part of the so-called "trilogia popolare" (popular trilogy) with Il trovatore and Rigoletto.

2012 Opera Season in the Arena - the programme

Opera 2012 Arena of Verona
The calendar of the Opera festival 2012 in the Arena is ready. Every year many people (music expert, music lovers, or simply tourists) come to visit Verona just to take part to its famous Opera season, probably in one of the best venues in the world for shows and concerts: the Arena.
I know that many of you will come to spend a holiday in Verona and I suggest you don't miss this important event. I write you here below the official calendar:

DON GIOVANNI by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
22, 29 june, 6, 12, 18, 25 july 2012

Nabucco - plot of the Opera

After the flop of his opera "Un giorno di regno" the young compositor Giuseppe Verdi rushes himself into the decision of changing career and not writing music anymore. In this early giving up, Verdi is firmly opposed by Merelli who, despite the flop, does not allow him to stop writing and soon after forces him to read a libretto by Temistocle Solera that Otto Nicolai, the future author of "Le allegri comari di Windsor", had refused.