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.

2018 Opera Festival Program

 

Carmen
June 22nd – August 31st

Aida
23 June – 01 September

Turandot
June 30th – July 26th

Nabucco
07 July – 18 August

Roberto Bolle and Friends
July 25th

The Barber of Seville
04 August – 30 August

Special Opera Night
August 26th

2018 Concerts and Shows Program

 

Lorenzo Live 2018
22/05/18 / 21.00

WMA2018
04-05/06/18 / 20.30
The Wind Music Awards, the most anticipated awards of Italian music, are back at the Arena of Verona.

Deep Purple
09/07/18 / 21.00
Deep Purple announce the great return with two dates in July.

Joss Stone
15/07/18 / 21.30
The British singer arrives in Italy.

Lenny Kravitz
16/07/18 / 21.00
A new date has been announced as part of the Collisioni Festival.

Scorpions
23/07/18 / 20.00
The summer tour and the Italian stage have been announced.

Sting
29/07/18 / 21.00
Announced new summer concerts.

Calcutta
06/08/18 / 20.15
Announced two unmissable summer events.

Max Gazze’
02/09/18 / 21.00
Max Gazzè returns to the concert.

Claudio Baglioni
14-15/09/18 / 21.00
By popular demand we add a third date in the Arena on September 16th.

Laura Pausini
19-21-22/09/18 / 21.00

Antonello Venditti
23/09/18 / 21.00
Antonello Venditti live at the Verona Arena.

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