Verona Summer 2013 will be characterized by the events of the celebration for Arena Opera Festival Centennial. Arena Opera Festival was in fact inaugurated in 1913 with the famous Aida, produced by Giovanni Zenatello, who would have later discovered Maria Callas, and the stage set designed by deco architect Ettore Fagiuoli.
A part from the dramatic years of war, Arena Opera Festival continued to be an important yearly event in Verona attended by music lovers from all over the world and in 2013 will celebrate its hundredth 'birthday'.
For the occasion the calendar of the events will be extended from June 14th until September 8th, with 58 operashows and 3 gala evenings. Aida, most important among other Arena operas, will have two different productions, a new one designed by «Fura dels Baus» (in the picture a sketch for the setting) and a remake of the original 1913 stage set. Art direction of 2013 Centennial Festival will be assigned to Placido Domingo. It is now many years since famous Spanish tenor has become an important collaborator of Verona festival.
2013 will be also the bicentennial of Giuseppe Verdi birth. A further occasion for opera lovers to celebrate and attend important music events. Most operas performed at the Arena will be by the great Italian maestro.
Celebrations for Arena di Verona Opera Festival will not be just the performances inside the Roman amphitheater but will include also a wide series of events with shows, concerts, exhibitions in Verona theaters, squares, museums.
At the Opera Museum of Verona there will be important exhibitions related to the Centennial of Verona Opera Festival and to Verdi Bicentennial.
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di VERONA 91° Opera Festival of Arena - Verona. Summer 2013
AIDA New stage set - Directed by La Fura del Baus June 14, 23, 27
- July 3, 7, 9, 14, 18, 21, 28
- August 3
NABUCCO June 15, 21, 29 - July 4, 11, 25 - August 1, 4, 11, 14, 18, 21 - September 5
LA TRAVIATA June 22, 28 - July 5, 12, 19, 23, 26 - August 2, 8
IL TROVATORE July 6, 10, 24, 27
MESSA DA REQUIEM July 13
GALA VERDI July 17
RIGOLETTO August 9, 13, 16, 23, 30
AIDA Remake of 2013 stage set August 10, 17, 24, 29 - September 1, 3, 8
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Transfer on private car with driver from airport or train station to the chosen hotel Two nights in double room in three stars hotel close to Verona city center Breakfast in hotel Opera Tickets, two performances Verona Card granting free access to major Verona museums and monuments