2017 has been characterized by Nabucco by the director Arnaud Bernard. The Arena now intends present a new production for the masterpiece of Bizet. There are a total of five operas scheduled for the 96th Arena Opera Festival – Carmen by Georges Bizet revisited by the director Hugo de Ana will be the opening opera of the 96th edition of Arena Opera Festival. The Festival will take place from the 22nd of June to the 1st of September 2018 hosting 47 shows performed both by the core artistic company of the Arena and other worldwide famous performers. Within the playbill

The season will start on the 17th of december 2017 with the operetta La Vedova allegra by Franz Lehár followed by La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini in january. February 2018 will also be filled with shows starting on the 4th of with Otello and followed by Manon Lescaut, Le nozze di figaro, Anna Bolena and Salome – The Theatre Filarmonico of Verona has scheduled several shows for the Opera season of 2017-2018: Otello by Giuseppe Verdi, Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini, Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Anna Bolena  by Gaetano Donizetti and Salome  by Richard Strauss that will be staged from the 4th of February 2018 to

INTERVIEW – The famous Uruguayan soprano, a long time resident of Verona, returns to the Arena for the 95th Opera Festival with two performances of Aida – We have interviewed sopranoMaria José Siri, born in Uruguay but a long time resident of Verona, who during the 2017 edition of the Opera Arena Festival interpreted the role of Aida for two performances.  «After 13 years and 21 productions – explains Siri – my view of this noble princess continues to change from one production to the next, with different stage directors and conductors, so much that I can interpret her like

After debuting in the United States, his reputation also consolidated in Italy. He’s regular guest in Paris, at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as well as in Tel Aviv, Verona, Florence, Madrid, Cologne and Barcelona – On Tuesday 15th August the Verona amphitheatre will resound to the world-famous notes of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 conducted by Daniel Oren. With a natural talent, Oren developed his own particular interest for the Opera by the great Leonard Bernstein who in 1968 chose him, just thirteen years old, as lead vocalist in his Chichester Psalms’s for the inauguration of the Israel Television; in reality it was the

INTERVIEW –  Mr. Pirgu has already performed in the Arena in Don Giovanni and Rigoletto, while this year he is the tenor soloist for the Gala concert: «The Ninth Symphony is a musical miracle and the vocal quartet must give their very best in order to do it justice» – Tuesday,  August 15th, 2017, the Arena of Verona will host the Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony Gala under the musical direction of Maestro Daniel Oren, with the participation of soprano Erika Grimaldi, contralto Daniela Barcellona, tenor Saimir Pirgu, bass Ugo Guagliardo, and the Orchestra and Chorus (the latter conducted by Maestro Vito Lombardi)

The characteristics of universality borne by the symphony resound like a manifesto in the final chorus, exhorting men and women throughout the world to embrace each other in a brotherly manner. Daniel Oren: «The Ninth Symphony is one of the compositions closest to modern man and the condition of crisis afflicting him» – On Tuesday 15th August at 10 pm there will be the third special evening of the 2017 Opera Festival: the Verona amphitheatre will resound to the world-famous notes of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 conducted by Daniel Oren, with the solo voices of  Erika Grimaldi (soprano), Daniela Barcellona (contralto),

INTERVIEW – «The Arena of Verona is an artistic and cultural patrimony appreciated all over the world, an open air venue with all the difficulties that type of situation entail» – We met mezzo-soprano Annalisa Stroppa at the Festival of Bregenz where she is interpreting Carmen. As to the challenges presented by the open air situation for a singer and in particular the Bregenz production, the Brescia native mezzo stated that despite the hurdles entailed by the this sort of venue (for instance, orchestra and conductor are not there with you, though they are visible on a monitor), the appeal

Giuseppe Lugo was born on the 18th of June 1899 in San Giorgio in Salici (Verona). Later in his life he moved to Milan and Belgium, where he worked as a miner in Charleroi. During one of his performances in the Arena, twenty five thousand people came to see him, despite the fact that the amphitheatre can only hold fifteen thousand. In honour of the 80th anniversary of Giacomo Puccini’s Opera, Tosca will be staged in the Arena from the 5th to the 25th of August with Hugo de Ana‘s scenography. This Opera are seen many incredible performers, but no

The last opera of the 2017 Arena Opera Festival is being performed 5 times with the imposing production by Hugo de Ana. Antonino Fogliani is debuting at the Arena, conducting the Chorus, Orchestra and Soloists – On Saturday 5th July at 8:45 pm, Tosca, the opera in three acts to music by Giacomo Puccini and with a libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, will be staged. The last opera of the 2017 Opera Festival is being performed 5 times with the imposing production by Hugo de Ana, responsible for its direction, set design, costumes and lighting. Antonino Fogliani is

Since 2010 there has been a sound installation in the Arena of Verona that enhances sound without altering its characteristics – Since 2010 the Arena of Verona has a sound system called sound enhancement.  Mario Di Cola is the designer and with the cooperation of K-Array Company and Musical Box they were able to introduce a system that enhances the sound produced by the orchestra and the actors on stage. This allows for every sound to reach every single area of the amphitheatre. This system doesn’t modify sound volume and doesn’t intefere with it, yet it allows it to be