Verona Summer Opera Schedule - 2018 Arena di Verona


The Arena di Verona in Italy, the third largest Roman amphitheater still in existence, presents its 2018 summer season of opera opening in June. The Arena does not disappoint. It is renowned for its superb acoustics and for staging large-scale productions. In fact, the Arena often features operas with casts of 200+ performers, extravagant sets, and even live animals on stage. View the opera schedule for Verona below.

The French opera comique in four acts, composed by Georges Bizet and set in Spain, follows the story of a free-spririted woman and her obsessive lover.
June 22 - August 31, 2018

Performed every year at the Arena di Verona, the opera set in ancient Egypt and features enormous sets, costumes and dancers.
June 23 - September 1, 2018

The opera in three acts composed by Giacomo Puccini recounts the story of the proud princess of ancient China, whose riddles doom every suitor who seeks her hand.
June 30 - July 26, 2018

The Arena presents Verdi's epic opera about the fall of ancient Jerusalem at the hands of King Nebuchadnezzar.
July 7 - August 18, 2018

Il barbiere di Siviglia
In this light-hearted production in two acts, the clever Figaro helps a young woman escape from the grasp of her guardian and into the arms of a noble suitor.
August 4 - August 30, 2018

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