Arena di Verona
Tickets available for 2024 Festival
101st Arena di Verona Opera Festival - from 8 June to 7 September
Tickets available for Arena di Verona Opera Festival 2024!
dedicated to Giacomo Puccini
101st Arena di Verona
Opera Festival 2024
from 8 June to 7 September
by Giacomo Puccini | Direction and set design by Franco Zeffirelli
8, 15, 22, 29 June 9:30 pm
Aida production of the 100th Festival 2023
by Giuseppe Verdi | Direction and set design by Stefano Poda
14, 20, 23, 28 June at 9:30 pm
7, 11, 18, 21, 26 Julyat 9:15 pm
1 August at 9:00 pm
Il Barbiere di Siviglia
by Gioachino Rossini | Direction and set design by Hugo De Ana
21, 27 Juneat 9:30 pm
6, 12 July at 9:15 pm
24, 31 August at 9:00 pm
6 September at 9:00 pm
by Georges Bizet | Direction and set design by Franco Zeffirelli
5, 13, 20, 25 July at 9:15pm.
3, 8, 17, 23 August at 9:00pm
7 September at 9:00pm
by Giacomo Puccini | special project
19, 27 July at 9:15pm
Roberto Bolle and Friends
in co-production with Artedanza srl
23, 24 July at 9:30pm
by Giacomo Puccini | Direction and set design by Hugo De Ana
2, 9, 16, 30 August at 9:00pm
9th Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven
11 August at 9:45pm
re-enactment of the 1st staging from 1913
by Giuseppe Verdi | Directed by Gianfranco de Bosio
10, 18, 22, 29 August at 9:00pm
5 September at 9:00pm
Plácido Domingo Noche Española
21 August at 9:00pm
Carmina Burana by Carl Orff
1 September at 9:30pm
Zorba il Greco
Teatro Romano di Verona
27, 28 August at 9.15
The 2024 edition
Before the end of the 100th Festival, the Fondazione Arena di Verona is looking ahead to a new century of great music and entertainment by presenting the seasons for the next two years. 2024 coincides with important anniversaries, not only for the history of the Arena: the first is the centenary of the death of Giacomo Puccini, the world's best-known and most performed opera composer together with Verdi. Slightly in advance of the exact anniversary, the Fondazione Arena will open the 101st Festival on Saturday 8th June with Turandot, paying homage to Puccini with his most spectacular, fairytale-like work, with Franco Zeffirelli’s dreamlike sets, and costumes by Oscar winner Emi Wada.
Also dedicated to Puccini will be the revival of Tosca, which will star Anna Netrebko in one of her most recent and acclaimed roles at La Scala in Buenos Aires, and a new special project that will feature La Bohème for two dates with an exceptional cast in this much-loved title, fourteen years after its last appearance in the Arena.
Confirming itself as the largest, most popular repertory theatre in the world, the Fondazione Arena will also be presenting the most recent productions of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Carmen, and of course, Aida. The opera queen of the Arena will be seen in two different productions: the first 10 performances will see the return of Stefano Poda’s "crystal" production from the 100th Festival, with transparencies, unprecedented lighting effects and rich symbolism, suspended between Ancient Egypt and contemporary art. Exactly 111 years after the first Aida in the Arena (10 August 1913), from 10 August, the classic re-enacted production from 1913, by the late maestro Gianfranco de Bosio, a fundamental man of the theatre and twice superintendent of the Arena, returns for five performances, in the centenary of his birth.
The 101st Festival 2024 will round off with five evening events: the great dance of Roberto Bolle and friends will be returning for two dates, 23 and 24 July, while on 11 August, the Arena ensembles will be the stars of an evening event with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and its hymn to joy; on 21 August, Plácido Domingo returns for an evening with a Spanish atmosphere, together with numerous opera stars, while on 1 September the second opera-symphonic event will take place with Orff's captivating Carmina Burana.
Among the most important new features of the 101st Festival 2024 is the change in the starting times of the performances, moved forwards by 15 minutes compared to the current times. The June performances will begin at 9:30pm and at 9:15pm in July, while they will start at 9:00pm in August and September. Tickets at the same prices as in 2023 are also confirmed for next year, and will go on sale indicatively from 28 August on arena.it, and on Ticketone, the ticket office operator with Unicredit, major partner of Fondazione Arena.