The Arena of Verona Opera Festival celebrates 100 years with Placido Domingo

April 16, 2013

The Arena di Verona Opera Festival is celebrating the centenary of its birth with 6 operas and 4 gala evenings. From 14 June until 8 September 2013 one of the most famous theaters of Italy will host on its stage excellent international artists that will make unique and unforgettable our summer evenings.

The season will open on June 14th with Aida, opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni. The Conductor will be Omer Meir Wellber. This 91st edition of the Opera Festival will be dedicated to Giuseppe Verdi, on the bicentennial of his birth. For this special event, the honorary artistic director, as well as conductor and performer on the stage of some of the works, will be the great tenor Placido Domingo.

On June 15, will be staged Nabucco, next to the popular trilogy consisting of Verdi's La Traviata (June 22), The Troubadour (July 6) in the preparation of Franco Zeffirelli, and Rigoletto (August 9). Back on the bill by August 31 Romeo et Juliette by Charles Gounod, permanently repertoire of the Arena.

The opera represented in the Arena di Verona has always been a real marvel of art and a source of pride for the local population.

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