Verdi Opera Night



2.30 Hours approximately - Intervals included


Arena di Verona

This performance has been staged during the Opera Festival 2018. Visit the program page to see what's scheduled for the next Opera Festival!

Verdi Opera Night
will highlight the 96th edition of the Festival on Sunday 26th August at 9:30 pm. The magic special event dedicated to the “Swan of Busseto” pays tribute to great opera with a true “parade of stars” conducted by Andrea Battistoni, with direction by Stefano Trespidi, set design by Michele Olcese and lighting design by Paolo Mazzon, projection design by Sergio Metalli and choreography by Luc Bouy.

The director Stefano Trespidi explains: «This is a unique opportunity to see three immortal operas in one evening, by means of a scenically complete act for each of the three operas, thanks also to a new agile stage layout that enables rapid extremely effective set changes. This new production of the 2018 Festival brings together all the in-house skills of the Arena di Verona, with direction, scenery, costumes, choreography, lighting and projections realized specifically for this exceptional event.»

Conductor Andrea Battistoni

Director Stefano Trespidi

Set design Michele Olcese

Choreography Luc Bouy

Lighting design Paolo Mazzon

Projection design Sergio Metalli

Chorus Master Vito Lombardi

Ballet Coordinator Gaetano Petrosino

Director of Stage Design Michele Olcese

Arena di Verona Orchestra, Chorus, Corps de Ballet and Technicians

1st part 40' - interval - 2nd part 25' - interval – 3rd part 35’

Spectators are kindly requested to arrive early enough to facilitate security checks.

La Forza del destino (Sinfonia)

Rigoletto (II Act)
Rigoletto Luca Salsi
Il Duca di Mantova Rame Lahaj
Gilda Lisette Oropesa
Marullo Biagio Pizzuti
Matteo Borsa Carlo Bosi
Il Conte di Ceprano Romano Dal Zovo
Il Conte di Monterone Nicolò Ceriani
A Court Usher Gocha Abuladze
A Page Barbara Massaro

Il Trovatore (III Act)
Manrico Francesco Meli
Leonora Serena Gamberoni
Azucena Violeta Urmana
Il Conte di Luna Simone Piazzola
Ferrando Romano Dal Zovo
Ruiz Carlo Bosi

La Traviata (III Act)
Violetta Valéry Maria Mudryak
Alfredo Germont Luciano Ganci
Giorgio Germont Simone Piazzola
Annina Martina Gresia
Il Dottor Grenvil Romano Dal Zovo

Verdi Opera Night