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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.

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?

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.

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.

Aida, plot of the Opera

Aida verona
Aida is one of the most famous Operas of the program of the Opera Season in the Arena. Every year this show takes place in Verona. Here below you can read a short plot that will help you to better understand what's happening during the show written by Giuseppe Verdi (the Original Opera is in Italian).

The Barber of Seville in the Arena

Barber of Seville in Arena Verona

I am not an Opera expert, but this year I've been to see the Barber of Seville in the Arena, for sure one of the most "funny" Operas on the program of the Opera season that every year take place in Verona during the summer. I write here below the plot of the show.



Opera Festival Arena - programme 2011

Opera Verona
Have you ever seen the Opera in the Arena? This is one of the most beautiful event you may partecipate if you come to Verona on holiday. This year there is the 89th Opera Festival in Verona. The location is obviously the Arena, maybe the most important venue for this kind of show that is always represented in theaters during the winter (in fact in Verona the winter venue is the Philharmonic theater of the city).
The Opera season starts on 17th June and ends 3rd September. These are the operas that will take place in the Arena of Verona with great shows: