Arena di Verona, 93esima Opera Festival
The Ultimate Opera Experience
From 19th June to 6th September 2015 the 93rd edition of the Opera Festival at the Arena di Verona is staging the spectacle of Opera in the spectacular setting of the Verona amphitheatre: a total of 54 appointments with great music which are not to be missed.
For the whole summer, a series of 6 operas will alternate every evening: NABUCCO and AIDA by Giuseppe Verdi, TOSCA by Giacomo Puccini, DON GIOVANNI by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA by Gioachino Rossini and ROMÉO ET JULIETTE by Charles Gounod.
This program is further enriched by 3 exceptional evenings: 22nd July, dedicated to great ballet with ROBERTO BOLLE AND FRIENDS, 24th July, which celebrates the world’s most famous masterpiece by Georges Bizet, with CARMEN GALA CONCERT and 25th August, which presents the famous musical fresco of Carl Orff’s CARMINA BURANA.
The Festival of the Fondazione Arena di Verona, in the year of the 2015 Milan Expo, intends following the exposition’s theme, “nourishing the planet” with the culture and the magic of music, thanks to the most popular operas and the most spectacular and applauded productions from recent years of over a century of Arena history.
As General Manager Francesco Girondini stated: “The wide range of cultural events offered by the Fondazione Arena di Verona includes first and foremost the Opera Festival, which is admired worldwide, but that’s not all. In fact, there is also the Artistic Season at the Teatro Filarmonico, which enables performances to continue after the end of the Arena’s Festival, and AMO Arena Museo Opera, the Museum dedicated to Opera’s creativity and excellence. The Fondazione’s aim is thus to enable the general public to discover our artistic heritage, by spreading information and making people more aware of the art of music. We are particularly interested in interacting with youngsters and, in fact, for years, we have dedicated them and schools promotions, projects and educational and training events to facilitate new generations’ approach to the world of Opera and knowledge of classical music.”