Friday 22 June sees the start of the 2018 summer opera season at Arena di Verona – which kicks of with a new production of Bizet’s Carmen, set in the 1930s.
This year marks the 96th summer opera season at Verona and every year thousands flock to see productions of the world’s most popular operas such as Aida and Turandot.
Arena di Verona is also where Maria Callas made her debut – and met her husband the same evening, proving that the Arena di Verona motto “where dreams come true” is correct!
The arena offers tickets from as little as 23 euros, enabling everyone to enjoy the spectacle of opera in this famous Roman amphitheatre, which was built around 1AD.
During the day, it is possible to visit the amphitheatre for around 10 euros entry – and often that night’s opera will be being set up by the stage crew, giving you the opportunity to glimpse what happens behind the scenes in preparation for a production.
The scenery dock is also all around the amphitheatre, starting in Piazza Bra, so there are plenty of opportunities for selfies with some of the most spectacular items of the set.
More information about this year’s opera season at Verona is available at the Arena di Verona website. See you there in July – toi, toi, toi!