The debut of Verona Opera Festival

June 2017

Verona Opera Festival Italy

For more that 100 years every summer the Roman amphitheatre turns into the biggest open-air opera theatre in the world. Operas by Verdi and Puccini.  

Like every year since 1913 the opera season debuts at Verona Arena, known as Verona Opera Festival, one of the iconic summer music festival in Italy. With its 10.000 seats the Roman amphitheatre is the biggest open-air theatre in the world. It offers sumptuous and very exciting shows on stage for the beautiful venue, the audience participation and the atmosphere.

The 2017  edition of Verona Opera Festival starts  in June 23rd with Nabucco and it will continue until August 27th.

The operas represented this year pays tribute to the two most famous Italian authors. Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco, a new production by the Catalan team La Fura del Baus, Aida Historical edition 2013 and edition of 2013 (directed by Gianfranco de Bosio), Rigoletti (directed by Ivo Guerra). Operas of Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly (directed by Franco Zeffirelli) and Tosca (directed by Hugo De Ana). Le opere rappresentate quest’anno  rendono omaggio ai due autori italiani più famosi. Di Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco, nuova produzione del team catalano La Fura dels Baus, Aida Edizione storica 1913 e edizione 2013(regia di Gianfranco de Bosio), Rigoletto (regia di Ivo Guerra). Di Giacomo Puccini Madama Butterfly (regia di Franco Zeffirelli) e Tosca (regia e direzione di Hugo De Ana).

An evening at Verona Opera Festival is almost a mandatory post-meeting activity in Veneto. It is a great event for the unforgettable experience that only Verona Arena can share.