Verona
Aïda, the Barber of Seville & Turandot
From 20 June to 23 June 2024
Price

From € 2,095 per person

Verona is one of Italy’s most beautiful cities. Its historic centre contains such splendid buildings as the famous Ponte Pietra and the Torre dei Lamberti. The Piazza delle Erbe, with its magnificent winged lion in the centre of the square, is a delight to stroll around. In Piazza Dante, the author of the Divine Comedy (or at least his statue!) admires the Venetian-style arcades and sunny terraces of the square. It’s so good to live in this city of incomparable charm.

 

And then there’s the Roman Arena. For the past 2000 years, the Arena has been the symbol and pride of Verona. In an indescribable atmosphere, the Arena presents masterpieces of the operatic repertoire in spectacular productions. The three operas on our visit all take place in a grandiose setting: Aida, The Barber of Seville and Turandot.

 

Great spectacle guaranteed!

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The program
Aïda by G. Verdi
June 20, 2024
The barber of Seville by G. Rossini
June 21, 2024
Turandot, G. Puccini
June 22, 2024
Thursday, June 20 – Verona

At 9.30p.m., at the Arena of Verona :

 

AÏDA, G. Verdi

 

U.K.: Conductor

Stefano Poda: Staging

 

U.K.: Aïda

U.K.: Radames

U.K.: Amonasro

U.K.: Ramfis

U.K.: Amneris

U.K.: The King of Egypt

U.K.: The high priestess

U.K.: A messenger

 

In the beginning was… Aida. In 1913, the very first Verona Arena Festival presented Verdi’s opera. Since then, Aida has established itself as one of the festival’s flagship works, with almost 500 performances in various productions. In 2023, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the event (the war years explain the difference in dates!), the Arena presented a new production directed by Stefano Poda. Unanimously praised for its plastic beauty, it is this show that is being revived for this 101st edition.

Although we still don’t know the vocal cast (last summer, Anna Netrebko sang the legendary Egyptian), we can already look forward to this performance led by the brilliant Stefano Poda, a veritable one-man band who directs, sets, costumes, lights and choreographs! A sumptuous, modern Aida, ideally suited to the excessiveness of the Verona Arena.

Friday, June 21 – Verona

At 9.30p.m., at the Arena of Verona:

 

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, G. Rossini

 

U.K.: Conductor

Hugo de Ana: Staging

 

U.K.: The Count of Almaviva

U.K.: Figaro

U.K.: Rosina

U.K.: Don Bartolo

U.K.: Don Basilio

U.K.: Berta

U.K.: Fiorello

 

The Barber may come from Seville, but it’s a Verona favourite. In the grandiose setting of the Arena, Rossini’s opera loses none of its verve or dynamism. Hugo de Ana‘s staging, with its spectacular and breathtakingly beautiful flowers, is a joy to behold. It’s such a pleasure to admire this immense French garden on stage, brought to life by a host of extras and dancers! The costumes are not to be outdone, making this show one of the most popular with audiences. And then there’s the pleasure of Rossini’s music…

 

As Verona is the place to be, the finest Italian Belcan singers will be on hand.

Saturday, June 22 – Verona

At 9.30p.m., at the Arena of Verona :

 

TURANDOT, G. Puccini

 

U.K.: Conductor

Franco Zeffirelli: Staging

 

U.K.: Turandot Princess

U.K.: Altoum

U.K.: Timur

U.K.: Calaf

U.K.: Liù

U.K.: Ping

U.K.: Pang

U.K.: Pong

U.K.: A mandarin

U.K.: The Executioner

U.K.: Young Prince of Persia

 

This production of Turandot is legendary. It is the performance directed by Franco Zeffirelli, the legendary Italian opera director who brought fame to La Scala and the Verona Arena. As a former assistant to Luchino Visconti, Zeffirelli had a taste for splendour, and his Turandot is one of the most spectacular productions ever seen in Verona. On stage, huge screens illustrated with dragons soon revealed a gigantic pagoda, brought to life by countless extras. The court of the Empress of China, as dreamt by Giacomo Puccini.

 

YOUR HOTEL CHOICES
HOTEL DUE TORRI (*****)

Located in the historic centre of Verona, a stone’s throw from Juliet’s famous balcony, Piazza Bra and the famous Arena, the Hotel Due Torri is the city’s most renowned 5-star hotel. Its elegant setting and typical Venetian decor make this luxurious hotel the ideal place for an unforgettable stay.

HOTEL ACCADEMIA (****)

In the heart of the ancient city, this historic 18th-century palace will take you on a journey in an elegant, discreet and harmonious atmosphere.

PRICES
PRICE PER PERSON

Hotel Accademia **** :

Superior double room package : €2,095

Superior double room for single use package: €2,716

 

Hotel Due Torri ***** :

Deluxe double room package : €3,055

Deluxe double room for single use package : €4,264

 

 

The price for this trip includes : double room accommodation with breakfast for 3 nights from June 20th to the 23rd 2024 • tourist tax • first-category tickets • repatriation assistance.

 

The price for this trip does not include : extras • flight transport • airport transfers

 

 

Individual trip.

Transport and airport transfers on demand.

 

Program and prices communicated are subject ton changes made by the Arena of Verona, or by governmental decision, due to possible health restrictions.

Information about this trip
In charge of the destination
Sophie Chaudru de Raynal
Contact
+33 1 43 59 20 32
+33 7 49 77 39 65
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