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Arena di Verona Opera Festival 2023 | The 100th Opera Festival

16 June to 196 September 2023

Famous as the location for Shakespeare’s tale of the young lovers Romeo and Juliet, Verona also stages the summer highlight of the Italian Opera festival calendar in the splendid Roman Arena, built in the 1st century AD to accommodate 20,000 spectators and used for opera since the 19th century. Located in the Piazza Bra in the heart of the ancient city on the river Adige, the Arena di Verona provides a huge performance space, the stage erected in it every summer is the biggest in the world.  The configuration for Opera accommodates an audience of up to 16,000 people.  The first Opera season opened on 10 August 1913 in commemoration of the centenary of Verdi’s birth and many famous singers have been discovered there, including Maria Callas and Placido Domingo.


Tailor-Made Travel to the Arena di Verona Opera Festival

Choose your travel date and performance of choice and let us do all the work for you. We will accommodate what you want to do in whatever way you want to do it creating your tailor-made travel itinerary, including flight, hotel accommodation and opera tickets.


4-Night, Escorted  Tour to the 2023 Opera Festival - Sold Out - Call  01 878 3500 to join the waiting list

Travel with a group of like-minded people and enjoy two magnificent productions staged at Verona’s famous Arena di Verona on our 2023 Opera Tour. Explore the enthralling city of Romeo and Juliet and take a journey by boat across stunning Lake Garda. Verona’s internationally renowned Opera Festival is known internationally as one of the most spectacular in the world.  Each year, operas are magnificently staged in the awe-inspiring ancient Roman amphitheatre known as the Arena di Verona.  The festival has previously hosted some of the world’s greatest opera singers.


Performance Schedule 2023 

Performance June July August September
Carmen 23 06 11 6
Aida 16,17,25,26 09,16,21,30 02,13,18,23 03,08
Il Barbiere di Siviglia 24,30 13,22    
Rigolettot   01,07,20 04  
La Traviata   08,14,27 19,26 09
Roberto Bolle and Friends   19    
Juan Diego Florez in Opera - Arena 100   23    
Nabucco    15,28 03,17  
Tosca   29 05,10 01
Placido Domingo in Opera - Arena 100     06  
Jonas Kaufmann in Opera - Arena 100     20  
Teatro Alla Scala in Arena di Verona     31  
Madame Butterfly     12,25 02,07


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