Opera at the Verona Arena

Fondazione Arena di Verona announces an extraordinary festival for 2023 to celebrate 100 seasons of opera in the arena and present the most successful operas to the international public. A rerun of the 100 editions that separate it from its birth in 1913, for 50 unrepeatable evenings in less than three months:


Verdi’s Aida  from June 16,


Carmen by Bizet, from 23 June


Rossini’s Barber of Seville  from June 24,


Verdi’s Rigoletto from July 1st,


Verdi’s Traviata from 8 July,


Verdi’s Nabucco from 15 July,


Puccini’s Tosca from 29 July,


Madama Butterfly by Puccini from 12 August



There will be five extraordinary evenings, including dance without borders by Roberto Bolle and Friends, three new staged shows designed specifically for as many protagonists: the great Arena debut by Juan Diego Flórez, the special event dedicated to Plácido Domingo, Jonas Kaufmann’s eagerly awaited return to Verona.


At the heart of the season, a symphonic concert by the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Alla Scala is added for the first time.


In addition, the traditional inaugural weekend of June 16-17 will become a real 28-hour non-stop event to celebrate the most seductive, fascinating, eclectic and long-lived show ever created by human ingenuity: the Opera.

Evening at the Verona Arena
Image Courtesy of Fondazione Arena di Verona