Thanks to the support of Regione Veneto, Fondazione Arena promotes its cultural activity all over the world, taking part to the main international tourism fairs and to many other cultural promotion events.


MAY 2019

May 23, 2019 - New York

At the Rosenthal Pavilion of the  Kimmel Center, in the heart of the New York University, Gianfranco De Cesaris, General Director of Fondazione Arena di Verona and the deputy artistic Director Stefano Trespidi have presented the Arena Opera Festival of the next year to an audience of more than 250 persons including  journalists, tour operators, teachers and students of the New York University.

A  prestigious concert, featuring the soprano Lana Kos, the tenor Raffaele Abete, the baritone Sebastian Catana accompanied at the piano by Maria Cristina Orsolato has enriched the event.


May 14, 2019 - Shanghai

The Arena di Verona was protagonist of the Gala dinner inaugurating the Itb China, the most important tourism fair of the China market. In Shanghai the General Manager Gianfranco De Cesaris presented the Arena Opera Festival to 600 local companies. The concert of the soprano Marta Mari, accompanied at the piano by Maria Cristina Orsolato opened the evening, followed by a projection of the most suggestive images of the Arena di Verona operas.


May 9, 2019 – Munich – Herkulessaal
Fondazione Arena di Verona guest in Munich

The Arena di Verona Orchestra conducted by Steven Mercurio and the voices of Anna Pirozzi, Martin Muehle and Simone Piazzola were the stars of the Opera Concert Amore & Amicizia.


MARCH 2019

11-12 March – Moscow

Moscow hosts Fondazione Arena di Verona.

On 11th March Fondazione Arena is hosted at the Italian Embassy in Moscow. Pasquale Terracciano welcomes the italian tour operators involved in the Moscow International Travel & Tourism Exhibition (MITT).

On 12th March Fondazione Arena shows the Arena di Verona Opera Festival 2019’s program to the press and russian tour operators at the Metropol Hotel. During the evening the soprano Marta Mari and the tenor Enrico Zara perform the most famous Arias of Festival 2019’s operas, accompanied on the piano by Cecilia Gasdia, the Fondazione Arena’s General Manager and Artistic Director. At the meeting there are General Director Gianfranco De Cesaris, Deputy Artistic Director Stefano Trespidi, Verona City Hall’s Councillor for Tourism and Culture Francesca Briani, AMT Chairman Francesco Barini and Paolo Donadini as a representative of Regione Veneto.



6-7-8 September - Muscat, Royal Opera House 

Fondazione Arena di Verona returns for the fifth time to the Sultanate of Oman for the Royal Opera House Muscat Opera Season with two performances: Gala Zarzuela with Plácido Domingo and the flamenco performance Fuego. 

Gala Zarzuela is performed on 6th and 8th September with an exciting program of the most famous arias of the Spanish popular tradition. The Arena di Verona Orchestra is conducted by Jordi Bernàcer.

The Flamenco performance Fuego is on stage on 7th September, featuring the Dance Company Antonio Gades and Carlo Saura accompanied by the Arena di Verona Orchestra under the baton of the Spanish conductor Jordi Bernàcer.


MAY 2018

10-11 May – New York, New York  - Kimmel Center “Grand Hall”

Arena di Verona Foundation is the special testimonial of the launch of the new brand "Veneto, the Land of Venice", the purpose of which is to link Venice to the other art cities of the Venetian area. During the promotional opera concert at the Grand Hall of Kimmel Center for University Life, the soprano Ruth Iniesta and the tenor Saimir Pirgu, accompanied at the piano by the Superintendent of Arena di Verona Foundation, Cecilia Gasdia, performed famous arias of Belcanto to promote the Arena Opera Festival 2018.

The event is organized in cooperation with Veneto Region and ENIT, with CASA ITALIANA ZERILLI MARIMO’, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY and other Italian Institutions of New York.



18th-20th January - Muscat, Royal Opera House 

Fondazione Arena di Verona returns for the fourth time to the Sultanate of Oman with La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini, for the Royal Opera House Muscat Opera Season 2017-2018.

The Opera will be staged on the 18th and 20th January, at 7 p.m., in the stage design by Hugo de Ana, who also leads the direction, costume design and scenes, with choreography by Leda Lojodice, the lighting design by Paolo Mazzon and conduction by Antonello Allemandi.



October 23rd - Abu Dhabi, Four Seasons Hotel at Al Maryah Island 

“Taste of Arena” Concert organized by Fondazione Arena’s Major Partner Unicredit, featuring Annamaria Chiuri, Francesca Sassu and Paolo Antognetti accompanied at the piano by M° Paolo Fiamingo.


JULY 2017

July 24th - München, Brunnenhof der Residenz

For the 30th Anniversary of the Konzertgesellschaft München e.V., on July 24th, at 8 p.m., remarkable and beloved voices will perform the most famous Arias of Belcanto, together with the Orchestra of the Arena, accompanied by Andrea Battistoni


MAY 2015

May 27, 2015 – Zagabria – Mimara Museum 

Concert organized by Fondazione Arena’s Major Partner Unicredit and Zagrebačka banka, featuring sopran Elena Rossi, mezzo-sopran Tiziana Carraro, tenor Dario Di Vietri and baritone Gianfranco Montresor, accompanied at the piano by Fabio Fapanni.

May 20-21, 2015 – Madrid - Hotel Hesperia - Barcellona – Hotel Majestic

"A taste of Opera", promotional opera concert during the presentation of Verona tourist offer, featuring mezzo-soprano Anna Malavasi and tenor Cataldo Caputo, accompanied at the piano by Fabio Fapanni.


APRIL 2015

April 23, 2015 - Amsterdam - Hilton Hotel

Promotional opera concert during the presentation of Verona tourist offer, featuring the sopran Elena Rossi and the tenor Cristian Ricci, accompanied at the piano by Fabio Fapanni.

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