Verona Opera

Verona Opera

The romantic city of Verona is famous for its large, open piazzas, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and of course its grand Roman amphitheatre sat proudly in Piazza Bra. From June to September the arena is host to classic opera performances.

  • Verona

    Schedule for 2015

    The world renowned arena and annual opera festival are highly recommended for anyone going to Lake Garda. Book online or arrange with your Holiday Advisor in resort - prices are from £50 per person and include tickets as well as transport to and from your resort. If you're staying in Verona you can pre-book your ticket or book with your Holiday Advisor in resort.

    Overview of performances

    Nabuccoan

    Italian language opera in four acts composed in 1841 by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Temistocle Solera. The libretto is based on biblical stories from the Book of Jeremiah, the Book of Daniel and the 1836 play by Auguste Anicet-Bourgeois and Francis Cornue. The opera was first performed at La Scala in Milan in 1842 and has a romantic and political plot.

    With performances on
    June: Fri 19th, Thurs 25th
    July: Friday 3rd, Thurs 9th, Weds 15th, Sat 18th, Thurs 23rd
    August: Thurs 13th, Tues 18th, Sat 22nd, Weds 26th, Sat 29th
    September: Tues 1st, Sat 5th

    Aida

    In this classic love triangle, Aida, a Nubian princess is captured by an Egyptian captain, Radames. Aida is the story of three people who are forced to make difficult choices.

    With performances on
    June: Sat 20th, Sat 27th
    July: Sun 5th, Tues 7th, Sun 12th, Tues 14th, Sun 19th, Sat 25th, Fri 31st
    August: Sun 9th, Tues 11th, Sat 15th, Weds 19th, Sun 23rd, Thurs 27th, Sun 30th
    September: Weds 2nd, Sun 6th

    Tosca

    Tosca the opera is in three acts by Giacomo Puccini. It premiered in Teatro Costanzi in Rome in 1900. Based on Victorien Sardou's 1887 French language dramatic play, La Tosca, it is a melodramatic piece set in Rome in the 1800s when the Kingdom of Naples's control of Rome was threatened by Napoleon's invasion of Italy.

    With performances on
    June: Fri 26th
    July: Weds 8th, Sat 11th, Thurs 16th
    August: Thurs 6th, Fri 14th

    Don Giovanni

    Don Giovanni an opera in two acts with music by Wolfgang Mozart and Italian ilbretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. Although sometimes classified a comic, it is a mixture of comedy, melodrama and supernatural elements.

    With performances on
    July: Sat 4th, Fri 10th, Fri 17th, Thurs 30th
    August: Weds 12th

    The Barber of Seville

    Il Barbiere di Siviglia an opera in two acts by Gioacino Rossini with an Italian libretto by Cesare Sterbini. It premiered in 1816 and is considered one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy within music.

    With performances on
    August: Sat 1st, Fri 7th, Thurs 20th, Fri 31st
    September: Fri 4th

    Romeo and Juliet

    Shakespeare's story is a tragedy about two star-crossed lovers whose deaths unite their feuding families.

    With performances on
    August: Sat 8th, Fri 21st
    September: Thurs 3rd

    Carmina Burana

    Composed by Carl Orff in 1935 & 1936 and based on 24 poems from the medieval collection Carmina Burana.

    With a performance on
    August: Tues 25th

    Timings

    All June and July performances begin at 9pm, all others at 8.45pm

    Please note: Dates, times and prices are subject to change.

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