Opera in Verona Italy.
One of the most suggesting shows ever

The Opera in Verona – a town in the Italy's region of Veneto listed by Unesco as the capital of music and poetry - is one of the universally known cultural events taking place yearly in the Italian town.

On the occasion the Arena turns into an enormous open-air theater, blessed with an excellent acoustics.
Even if you are not passionate with Grand Operas, I guarantee that attending one of those shows is an amazing experience.
On that occasion an evocative atmosphere embraces the roman arena, considered the most important Opera theater in the world.

According to an old ritual, thousands of people from all over the world dramatically turn their torches on a while before the show starts, always at moonrise.

People like me who have already watched at least one of those shows, say it is extremely thrilling, especially if it's the first time, and even if you are not crazy about this kind of music.
It is just the atmosphere, the pictoresque set, the costumes, and yes the music, the voices, the night, it's an alchemy of feelings and emotions... it's pure magic.

The tradition of the Opera in Verona began back in 1913, when the first Grand Opera was featured there: the Aida of Giuseppe Verdi, nowadays still the most performed piece.
It was a show on the cutting edge, as for the first time a tridimensional set was adopted, instead of just a painted flat background.
Since them, except during the two world wars, every year a rich summer season takes place, spanning from late June until late August.

The most performed Grand Operas since 1913 are:

  • Aida - Giuseppe Verdi
  • Carmen - Georges Bizet
  • Nabucco - Giuseppe Verdi
  • Turandot - Giacomo Puccini
  • Rigoletto - Giuseppe Verdi
  • Tosca - Giacomo Puccini
  • La Traviata - Giuseppe Verdi
  • La Boheme - Giacomo Puccini
  • Madama Butterfly - Giacomo Puccini
  • Pagliacci - Ruggero Leoncavallo

How to buy a ticket for the Opera

No need to say that it is highly recommendeded to book in advance.
The price tickets for the Season 2011 range from 21€ to 187€ a show, depending on the seat.

Here the Official Website of the Opera in Verona, with the programme for the Season 2011, and the online booking.

How to get to the Opera in Verona

You can easily get quite close to the Arena by car. There is no lack of fee parkings located just a stone’s throw from the Arena. You can even book a parking space in advance, so that you are sure you will not end up driving around the town in search of a parking lot two minutes before the beginning of the show.. Do not forget that that during the Opera nights the town is much more crowded than usual.

Information on parking spaces close to the Arena .

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