The Arena di Verona in Italy, the third largest Roman amphitheater still in existence, presents its 2017 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 Arena presents Verdi's epic opera about the fall of ancient Jerusalem at the hands of King Nebuchadnezzar.
June 23 - August 26, 2017
Performed every year at the Arena di Verona, the opera set in ancient Egypt and features enormous sets, costumes and dancers.
Jue 24 - August 27, 2017
In Verdi's three-act opera, the hunchback jester Rigoletto tries to seek revenge on the abrasive Duke for pursuing his daughter.
July 1 - 27, 2017
Puccini's three-act opera is the story of a young geisha who marries an American naval officer stationed in Nagasaki.
July 8 - August 19, 2017
Set in the eternal city of Rome, Puccini's opera in three acts tells the story of an idealistic artist and his passionate paramour who dare to help an old friend from the clutches of a power-hungry secret police out for blood.
August 5 - August 25, 2017
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