ARENA OPERA FESTIVAL
The ancient Roman amphitheater of Verona is of great historical relevance and still hosts numerous events. Built on the early years of the first century, it was later restored by the Renaissance. National and international cultural gatherings, concerts and performances are hosted especially in summer time: you can enjoy the Arena Opera Festival surrounded by an imposing structure that has kept its main function to this day.
This year the Arena Opera Festival celebrate the 98° edition with the most beautiful operas and the Festival will present the productions originally planned for the 2020, with the addition of further top-grade events.
The season of the Verona Opera will be opened by a tribute to the top-ranking opera: Aida, on the 150th anniversary of its premier in Cairo in 1871 and the 120th Anniversary of the death of its composer Giuseppe Verdi. The two performances of the opera Aida in concert version will feature a truly excellent cast
Take your seat in the Arena and enjoy lyrics and other events that will give you a amazing experience.
Riccardo Muti opens the 2021 Arena di Verona Opera Festival
Maestro Riccardo Muti will conduct Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida in concert form to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the 1871 première in Cairo. Two extraordinary evenings, on 19th and 22nd June, with a special cast:
- The King – Roberto Tagliavini
- Amneris – Anita Rachvelishvili
- Aida – Sonya Yoncheva
- Radames – Francesco Meli
- Ramfis – Riccardo Zanellato
- Amonasro – Luca Salsi
- A messenger – Riccardo Rados
- The High Priestess – Benedetta Torre
On 24th December 1871, Cairo Opera House hosted the world première of Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida and commemorating that extraordinary event at the Arena di Verona with the participation of Maestro Riccardo Muti “is the most sublime marvellous way of paying tribute to this masterpiece”, on the 120th anniversary of the death of Giuseppe Verdi.
Maestro Riccardo Muti returns to the Arena di Verona with his immense art 41 years after his only appearance at the Verona amphitheatre with an unforgettable performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Messa di Requiem on 7th August 1980: a unique evening that was dedicated to the victims of hunger and violence throughout the world, held just five days after the massacre of Bologna on 2nd August 1980.
Verona Opera Schedule
From 19th of June to 4th of September 2021 the Arena will offer extraordinary exhibitions:
— CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA
– LA TRAVIATA
and …Verdi Requiem, Domingo Opera Night, Roberto Bolle and Friends, Jonas Kaufmann, IX Sinfonia di Beethoven
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