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Date(s) - Jun 8 , 2024 - Sep 7 , 2024
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Arena di Verona



The 2024 opera season at the Arena di Verona includes 7 opera titles and 5 evening events, with a tribute to Giacomo Puccini, the world’s best-known and most performed opera composer along with Giuseppe Verdi, and maestro Gianfranco de Bosio, on their respective centennials. Forty-six events are scheduled from June 8 to September 7, 2024.
Fondazione Arena opens the 101st Festival on Saturday, June 8, with Turandot, paying homage to Puccini with its most spectacular and fairy-tale title in Franco Zeffirelli’s dreamlike staging with costumes by Oscar winner Emi Wada.
Also dedicated to Puccini will be a revival of Tosca, starring Anna Netrebko in one of her most recent and acclaimed roles from La Scala to Buenos Aires, and a new special project featuring La Bohème for two dates with an exceptional cast in this beloved title fourteen years after its last appearance in the Amphitheater.
Confirming itself as the world’s largest and most popular repertory theater, Fondazione Arena will also present the most recent productions of Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Carmen, and of course Aida. The Arena’s queen opera will be seen in two different stagings: the first 10 performances will see the return of the 100th Festival’s “crystal” production signed by Stefano Poda, with transparencies, unprecedented plays of light and rich symbolism suspended between Ancient Egypt and contemporary art; exactly 111 years after the first Aida in the Arena (Aug. 10, 1913), from Aug. 10 for five performances the classic 1913 re-enactment staging curated by the late maestro Gianfranco de Bosio, a fundamental man of the theater and two-time superintendent of the Arena, returns on the centennial of his birth.
The 101st Festival 2024 is completed with five evening-events: the great dance of Roberto Bolle and friends returns on a double date, July 23 and 24, on August 11Arena’s ensembles will be the protagonists in the evening event where Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and its hymn to joy will resound, on August 21 Plácido Domingo returns in an evening of Spanish atmospheres together with numerous opera stars, and on September 1 the second opera-symphonic event will take place with Orff’s compelling Carmina Burana.

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