The spectacular setting of the Verona Arena, built in the 1st century AD in the very elegant Piazza Brà, this year too it hosts many musical events that attract both the Italian and the foreign public.
The tradition began in 1913, when the tenor Giovanni Zenatello thought of celebrating the centenary of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth by staging Aida in the imposing Arena. The exceptional acoustics of the amphitheater perfectly restored Verdi’s notes, and since then has been a success that is repeated every year.
Since then it has been a rise in the number of spectators and representations: operas, ballet shows, recitals but also concerts.
Events at Verona Arena
The programming runs from June to September, and is carefully planned to allow the viewing of more shows on subsequent days.
Not only classical music, in recent decades the Arena is also very popular with international rock stars such as Adèle, Paul McCartney, Sting, One Direction, Carlos Santana, REM, Eric Clapton, the Who and the Italian myths like Zucchero and Ligabue that they are just some of the big names that have held concerts in a scenario, that of the arena, extraordinary.
Important to know for the Arena and beyond
A music festival of this magnitude must certainly be supported, both culturally and economically and above all for our guests! For this reason AbanoRitz, in its constant activity of entertainment and cultural proximity – how not to mention the last concert of The Colors of Music in the World Festival held this month for the annual classical music program, and the Professional Voice Center for the help to professionals of voice and speech – particularly helps to facilitate participation in these events also in terms of economic savings. It does so first of all by giving the possibility of favoring reduced prices compared to those that would occur in Verona, from means of transport to housing. A short ride to the Arena allows our guests not to get behind the wheel and enjoy the ride comfortably without the stresses and parking charges. The advantage of the advantages? Surely that of being able to stay before and/or after the show to prepare for the big event and rest in total relaxation taking advantage of our benefits.
Tickets and Transfer AbanoRitz – Verona Arena
At the disposal bustransfer for the Arena on the dates of the lyrical performances below, the departure is a few meters from the hotel at 4.40 pm and for a price of € 47,00 per person.
At the Reception of the hotel you can buy tickets for opera performances starting from € 64,00 for seats in the numbered steps of sector 3.
For more info you can call the number +39 049 8633100.
Just Relax and Events not to miss the most beautiful events of the summer
In addition to transfers to the Arena, AbanoRitz offers the possibility to take advantage of Just Relax and Events, a package combined with events at a special price of Euro 126.40 per night for a Double Room with breakfast and 10% discount on treatments, plus 10% at the restaurant.
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2018 Opera Festival Program
22-29 June; 3-9-22-28 August with bustransfer
23-28 June; 2-23-29 August; September 1st
August 10th with bustransfer
July 28th – August 18th
The Barber of Seville
8-30 August with bustransfer
Special Opera Night
The hotel will be closed for restyling in July and will reopen on Saturday 28th July. For all the lyric dates click here.
2018 Concerts and Shows Program
Lorenzo Live 2018
22/05/18 / 21.00
04-05/06/18 / 20.30
The Wind Music Awards, the most anticipated awards of Italian music, are back at the Arena of Verona.
09/07/18 / 21.00
Deep Purple announce the great return with two dates in July.
15/07/18 / 21.30
The British singer arrives in Italy.
16/07/18 / 21.00
A new date has been announced as part of the Collisioni Festival.
23/07/18 / 20.00
The summer tour and the Italian stage have been announced.
29/07/18 / 21.00
Announced new summer concerts.
06/08/18 / 20.15
Announced two unmissable summer events.
02/09/18 / 21.00
Max Gazzè returns to the concert.
14-15/09/18 / 21.00
By popular demand we add a third date in the Arena on September 16th.
19-21-22/09/18 / 21.00
23/09/18 / 21.00
Antonello Venditti live at the Verona Arena.