Verona Summer Opera Schedule - 2019 Arena di Verona

arena di Verona 2019

The Arena di Verona in Italy, the third largest Roman amphitheater still in existence, presents its 2019 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.

La traviata
The opera in three acts by Verdi set in Paris in the 19th century is the story of a beautiful courtesan who falls in love, but meets an unfortunate end.
June 21 - September 5, 2019

Aida
Performed every year at the Arena di Verona, the opera set in ancient Egypt and features enormous sets, costumes and dancers.
June 22 - September 7, 2019

Il trovatore
Verdi's opera, set in 15th-century Spain during a time of prolonged war, follows the story of a woman seeking vengeance for her mother's death.
June 292 - July 26, 2019

Carmen
The French opera comique in four acts follows the story of a free-spririted woman and her obsessive lover, resulting ultimately, in their doom.
July 6 - September 4, 2019

Tosca
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 10 - September 6 2019

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