Arena Di Verona Opera Festival

The Verona Arena (Arena di Verona) is a Roman amphitheatre in Verona, Italy, which is famous for the opera performances given there. It is one of the best preserved structures of its kind. The building was built in AD 30 on a site which at the time was outside of the city walls. The ludii(shows and games) staged there were so famous that spectators came from many other places.

The amphitheatre could host more than 30,000 spectators. The round facade was originally in white and pink limestone from Valpolicella, but after a major earthquake in 1117, which almost completely destroyed the outer ring, except the so-called “Ala”, the Arena was used as a quarry for other buildings. The first interventions to recover its functionality as a theatre were started during the Renaissance. Thanks to its outstanding acoustics, the building lends itself to musical performances, the practice of which began in 1913. At the present time, four productions are mounted each year between June and August.

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June 2017

Date Show Title Time
23/6/2017 Nabucco 21.00 Make Enquiry
24/6/2017 Aida 21.00 Make Enquiry
29/6/2017 Nabucco 21.00 Make Enquiry
30/6/2017 Aida 21.00 Make Enquiry

July 2017

Date Show Title Time
1/7/2017 Rigoletto 21.00 Make Enquiry
5/7/2017 Aida 21.00 Make Enquiry
6/7/2017 Rigoletto 21.00 Make Enquiry
7/7/2017 Nabucco 21.00 Make Enquiry
8/7/2017 Madama Butterfly 21.00 Make Enquiry
9/7/2017 Aida 21.00 Make Enquiry
11/7/2017 Aida 21.00 Make Enquiry
12/7/2017 Nabucco 21.00 Make Enquiry
13/7/2017 Madama Butterfly 21.00 Make Enquiry
14/7/2017 Rigoletto 21.00 Make Enquiry
15/7/2017 Nabucco 21.00 Make Enquiry
16/7/2017 Aida 21.00 Make Enquiry
18/7/2017 Nabucco 21.00 Make Enquiry
19/7/2017 Rigoletto 21.00 Make Enquiry
20/7/2017 Aida 21.00 Make Enquiry
21/7/2017 Placido Domingo 22.00 Make Enquiry
22/7/2017 Madama Butterfly 21.00 Make Enquiry
23/7/2017 Aida 21.00 Make Enquiry
27/7/2017 Rigoletto 21.00 Make Enquiry
28/7/2017 Aida (rievocazione 1913) 21.00 Make Enquiry
29/7/2017 Madama Butterfly 21.00 Make Enquiry

August 2017

Date Show Title Time
3/8/2017 Aida (rievocazione 1913) 20.45 Make Enquiry
4/8/2017 Nabucco 20.45 Make Enquiry
5/8/2017 Tosca 20.45 Make Enquiry
6/8/2017 Aida (rievocazione 1913) 20.45 Make Enquiry
8/8/2017 Aida (rievocazione 1913) 20.45 Make Enquiry
9/8/2017 Nabucco 20.45 Make Enquiry
10/8/2017 Tosca 20.45 Make Enquiry
11/8/2017 Madama Butterfly 20.45 Make Enquiry
12/8/2017 Nabucco 20.45 Make Enquiry
13/8/2017 Aida (rievocazione 1913) 20.45 Make Enquiry
15/8/2017 IX sinfonia Beethoven 22.00 Make Enquiry
16/8/2017 Aida (rievocazione 1913) 20.45 Make Enquiry
17/8/2017 Tosca 20.45 Make Enquiry
18/8/2017 Nabucco 20.45 Make Enquiry
19/8/2017 Madama Butterfly 20.45 Make Enquiry
20/8/2017 Aida (rievocazione 1913) 20.45 Make Enquiry
22/8/2017 Tosca 20.45 Make Enquiry
23/8/2017 Nabucco 20.45 Make Enquiry
24/8/2017 Aida (rievocazione 1913) 20.45 Make Enquiry
25/8/2017 Tosca 20.45 Make Enquiry
26/8/2017 Nabucco 20.45 Make Enquiry
27/8/2017 Aida (rievocazione 1913) 20.45 Make Enquiry