INTERVIEW – Opera isn’t simply carried out on stage, under the spotlight and the eyes of the public. The Maestro Fabio Fapanni is going to unveil the magic that happens behind the scenes. A knock on the door, a song

An exceptional cast on stage with the young Spanish tenor Plàcido Domingo playing the main role of Carlo. Despite his young age (28 years old) he embraced his character and mastered the part in a unique way. In this particular

The Verona Accademia per l’Opera italiana (VAO) is a Centre for highest of  specialisation, that promotes and organises graduate master programmes, in “opera stage direction”, “set and costume design for opera” and “composition for opera and ballet”. Verona!… the city that possesses the

The era of the blockbusters starts with Fabiola (1949) by Alessandro Blasetti, in which the amphitheatre becomes the Colosseum. Then, Spartacus, il gladiatore della Tracia (1953) by Riccardo Freda, and Barabbas by Richard Fleischer (1961). In the collective imagination the Arena

INTERVIEW – The Japanese mezzosoprano on the stage of the Filarmonico for the Opera The Capulets and the Montagues of Vincenzo Bellini. She is defined as a young talent that initially started with Musical Theatre. «In the foreseeable future I would

Melodrama ties the knot with the amphitheatre of Verona in 1913, and since then, Opera in the city of the Scaligeri has become something very unusual to describe. Something unique in the world. There are many wonderful theatres in the

“She was almost immortal, an embodiment of the art of opera, and was for singing what Toscanini was for conducting”: as it is a tradition to consider “before” and “after” Toscanini, so, according to Franco Zeffirelli, opera has “before and

E lucean le stelle… e olezzava la terra… stridea l’uscio dell’orto… e un passo sfiorava la rena. Entrava ella, fragrante, mi cadea fra le braccia. Oh dolci baci, o languide carezze, mentr’io fremente le belle forme disciogliea dai veli! Svanì

Tosca, Giacomo Puccini 2017-03-16, Filarmonico, Tosca (Photo Ennevi, Fondazione Arena)

INTERVIEW – An interview with Cristina Oliboni, the woman in charge of the makeup team at the Fondazione Arena di Verona (Verona Arena Foundation). She and her colleagues apply the makeup to the artists before they go on stage –

Staatsoper, Volksoper, Theater an der Wien e Wiener Kammeroper are the four theatres of the city where Opera is in its element. With a little bit of luck, one might also find beautiful buildings open to a small public, where