One Operetta and 5 Operas on programme for the 2017/2018 season at the Verona Philharmonic Theatre, which begins on december 17th, 2017 and ends on may 27th, 2018: La vedova allegra (7 replies), Otello (4 replies), Manon Lescaut (4 replies), Le nozze di Figaro (4 replies), Anna Bolena (4 replies), Salome (4 replies).   THE OPERA AT THE VERONA PHILHARMONIC THEATRE, THE CASTS 2017/2018 LA VEDOVA ALLEGRA, Franz Lehár (17, 19, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31 dicembre 2017) Operetta in tre atti di Victor Léon e Leo Stein Direttore d’orchestra Sergio Alapont Regia Gino Landi ripresa da Federico Bertolani Scene

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

Verona, August 15th 2017, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 conducted by Daniel Oren, Orchestra and Chorus of the Arena di Verona, solo voices of Erika Grimaldi (soprano), Daniela Barcellona (contralto), Saimir Pirgu (tenor, interview) and Ugo Guagliardo (bass). Cartellone Galleria Recensione Video Si ringrazia la Fondazione Arena di Verona per la gentile concessione delle immagini

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

Tosca is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. It premiered at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome on 14th January, 1900. Roles Floria Tosca, a celebrated singer (soprano) Barone Scarpia, chief of Police (baritone) Mario Cavaradossi, a painter (tenor) Cesare Angelotti, former consul of the roman Republic (bass) A sacristan (bass) Spoletta, a Police agent (tenor) Sciarrone, agent (bass) A jailer (bass) A Shepherd boy (alto) Customs sergeant (bass) Choir ACT I Rome, June 1800. Cesare Angelotti, an escaped political prisoner, rushes into the church of Sant’Andrea della Valle. He hides in one of the chapels just before the painter Mario Cavaradossi arrives

Nabucco (short for Nabucodonosor ) is an Italian-language opera in four acts composed in 1841 by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Temistocle Solera. The opera was first performed at La Scala in Milan on 9 March 1842. Roles Nabucco, King of Babylon (baritone) Ismaele, nephew of the King of Jerusalem (tenor) Zaccaria, high priest of the Jews (bass) Abigaille, slave, adoptive Nabucco’s doughter (soprano)  Fenena, Nabucco’s doughter  (soprano) Abdallo, Babylonian soldier (tenor) Anna, Zaccaria’s sister (soprano) People, soldiers (Choir) ACT I Jerusalem, 6th century B.C. The Israelites are praying for help against Nabucco (Nebuchadnezzar), king of Babylon, who has attacked them and is vandalizing the city. Zaccaria, their high priest, appears with Nabucco’s daughter, Fenena, whom the Hebrews

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)

Rigoletto is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi. The Italian libretto was written by Francesco Maria Piave based on the play Le roi s’amuse by Victor Hugo. The Opera had its premiere on 11 March 1851 at Teatro La Fenice in Venice. Roles Rigoletto, the Duke’s jester (baritone) Gilda, his daughter (soprano) Duke of Mantua (tenor) Sparafucile, an assassin (bass) Maddalena, his sister (contralto) Giovanna, Gilda’s nurse (mezzosoprano) Count Ceprano (bass) Countess Ceprano, his wife (mezzosoprano) Matteo Borsa, a courtier (tenor) Count Monterone (baritone) Marullo (baritone) A Court Usher (bass) A Page (mezzosoprano) ACT I Las Vegas, 1960. At his casino, the Duke boasts of his way with women. He flirts with the wife of Ceprano, one of