Opera Festival 2023 in Verona ☀️ 100 years of Arena (program, info, tickets)
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From 16 June till 9 September 2023, a programme never seen before to celebrate 100 years of opera in the Arena
Fondazione Arena di Verona has announced an extraordinary Festival for 2023 to celebrate the one hundredth Arena Opera Festival, where it will be presenting an international audience with the most successful, repeated works performed in the amphitheatre during the 100 seasons since its beginnings in 1913. That means a total of 50 unrepeatable performances in under three months.
One hundred times the first time
Season 100 of Opera in Arena comes one hundred and ten years after the first Festival, which saw its seasons interrupted by two World Wars and more recently, by the pandemic. The Festival will therefore be inaugurated with an eagerly awaited new production of Aida, the opera that has come to symbolise the amphitheatre. This will be followed by seven other of the most popular operas, as historically staged, which, with all the powerful grandeur and ingenuity needed to face such an immense stage, have become milestones in theatrical style the world over.
As well as the queen of the Arena's operas, the seven works being performed in the Arena are Verdi’s Nabucco, Rigoletto and La Traviata, Bizet’s Carmen, Puccini’s Tosca and Madama Butterfly, and Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. This colossal production endeavour, unprecedented for the Arena’s artistic, technical and administrative teams, who will be working to bring the set designs of creative geniuses of the calibre of Franco Zeffirelli and Hugo de Ana to the stage, together with a tribute to the great history of the Arena, represented by Gianfranco de Bosio.
Four great performances will be specially staged for four of our biggest stars: great friends of long standing, Plácido Domingo and Roberto Bolle will be in fact joined by Jonas Kaufmann returning to the Arena after the evening event of 2020, and the début at the Arena of Juan Diego Flórez, both starring in two different staged galas.
The date with opera and symphony will see the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala, Milan as its stars, who will be performing at the Arena for the first time,bringing two symbols of Italian musical culture together for a single special date.
The inauguration weekend, always a traditional date for the Arena di Verona, will be transformed into a genuine non-stop party, emphasising the spirit for public participation that has always been one of the strengths of the Festival: the Arena’s audience, who in this unique setting are a part of the performance itself - also thanks to the iconic candles - will be even more involved in the collective ritual of opera, through two musical white nights that will only end after sunrise.
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