From opera at the Arena to the Shakespeare Festival
Pick-up by bus or minivan available from a wide variety of locations. Transfer to Verona; the transfer will be about 45 minutes long (it depends on the starting point).
The tour guide will accompany you to the Arena, in the center of Verona. Tickets will be given to customers at gate n16 (open in Arena from 5:30 to 8pm). Your ticket is in category: UNRESERVED STONE STEPS and is included in the price. The Opera is about 3 hours long.
After the show, the tour guide will wait all the guest and together they will reach the bus parking. Return at the pick-up point by bus.
2018 Opera in Arena Schedule (Lyric Festival) during which we organize the transfer service:
June start at 9:00 PM
Friday 21st - La traviata (new production)
Thursday 27th - Aida (zeffirelli)
Friday 28th - La traviata (new production)
July start at 9:00 PM
Thursday 4th - Il trovatore (zeffirelli)
Friday 5th - Aida (zeffirelli)
Saturday 6th - Carmen
Wednesday 10th - Carmen
Thursday 11th - La traviata (new production)
Friday 12th - Aida (zeffirelli)
Thursday 18th - Aarmen
Saturday 20th - Il trovatore (zeffirelli)
Sunday 21st - Aida (zeffirelli)
Tuesday 23rd - Carmen
Thursday 25th - La traviata (new production)
Friday 26th - Il trovatore (zeffirelli)
Sunday 28th - Aida (zeffirelli)
August start at 8:45 PM
Thursday 1st - La traviata (new production)
Friday 2nd - Carmen
Saturday 3rd - Aida (zeffirelli)
Thursday 8th - La traviata (new production)
Friday 9th - Aida (zeffirelli)
Sunday 11th - Carmina burana
Friday 16th - Tosca
Sunday 18th - Aida (zeffirelli)
Thursday 22nd - La traviata (new production)
Friday 23rd - Tosca
Saturday 24th - Carmen
Tuesday 27th - Carmen
Wednesday 28th - Aida (zeffirelli)
Thursday 29th - Tosca
September start at 8.45 PM
Tuesday 03 - AIDA (Zeffirelli)
Wednesday 04 - CARMEN
Friday 06 - TOSCA
The focus of this day excursion in to propose an evening to assist at one of the operas proposed.
With a comfortable minivan and a professional multilingual driver, you will have an unforgettable experience in an unique ambiance, at 1 hour and 20 minutes driving distance from Venice.
Visit: Arena di Verona, Verona, Province of Verona, Veneto
At 4:00pm, you will meet your Driver-guide at the car terminal of Venice (Piazzale Roma), or the cruise terminal, for your full day excursion. After 1 hour and 20 minutes driving distance along a highway, you will reach the town of Verona, one of the most important art cities of Italy. This tour proposal is to have an Opera experience in a Roman Amphitheater. An unforgettable opportunity performed in the town of Romeo and Juliet, not far from Venice. From June 21st to September 7th 2019, you can check your favorite day performance on the official website of "Arena Opera Festival".
Verona stands on the banks of the Adige, the second longest river of Italy, against a hilly backdrop of the Italian prealps. It is the second most important art center in the Veneto region after Venice. The city has many influences over the centuries clearly visible until the present day. From the period of the Roman Empire, the amphitheater stands out in one of the most beautiful squares in Italy, used nowadays for the opera season, concerts and important events.
In the Middle Ages Verona became one of the most important cities thanks to the Lordship of the Scaligeri. Since the beginning of the fifteenth century, remarkable is the influence of the Venetian Republic, mainly with the construction of wonderful palaces. And since the beginning of the nineteenth century, many military constructions were placed by the Austrian domination. Nowadays, one of the most visited places by tourists is Juliets house with its balcony, so famous for the Shakespearean tragedy that blends legend and reality.
In the 2019 season the following operas will be performed:
• Aida - Opera in 4 acts by Giuseppe Verdi
• Il Trovatore - Drama in 4 acts by Giuseppe Verdi
• Carmen - Opéra-comique in 4 acts by Georges Bizet
• La Traviata - Melodrama in 3 acts by Giuseppe Verdi
• Tosca - Melodrama in 3 acts by Giacomo Puccini
You will find the calendar of performances 2019 in the official website of "Arena Opera Festival". If you decide to purchase a ticket, read carefully their Spectator Regulations always reported in the website.
Before the performance, you will have time for an interesting sightseeing tour with your driver/guide who will suggest you also a restaurant for your dinner.
Depending from the opera of your interest, you will be back to Venice around 1am or 2am.
Taste of Opera is an entertaining and informal gathering where you will hear interesting stories and learn more about the amazing operas to be performed this season at the Arena of Verona. Youll also have the privilege to hear some famous excerpts from the operas by a professional singer, just for you!
This experience gives you the possibility to become immersed in Italian culture. It will provide you with the historic context necessary to make the stories more meaningful.
Visit: Veronality, Verona, Province of Verona, Veneto
Attending an opera at the Arena of Verona during the summer festival is truly a unique and memorable experience .
Perhaps not everyone knows the story of each opera, nor the historical context in which they originate.
This ancient Roman amphitheatre which has been perfectly preserved for over 2000 years is an impressive venue for grand opera with it's amazing acoustics and imposing stage.
Perhaps not everyone knows the story of each Opera, nor the historical context in which it was written. At times it is also difficult to understand the lyrics as they are being sung. An informal Aperitif, with Prosecco and local cheese and salami, accompanied by a professional Opera singer is the ideal solution to prepare for the show.
Everyday prior to a performance in a very central and stylish location few steps from Piazza Bra, you can experience a Taste of Opera show.
Here's some ways to make the Opera more interesting:
Drink good wine before starting (that's a wonderful way to begin...)
Discover Verona's local food
Have fun with friends
Put all together in a wonderful tasting experience
enjoy the wine...whoops... I meant the Opera!
This special offer includes selected wines from the premium beverage list and snacks like Verona's tipical cold cuts in our wonderful locations, such as the new and the historical one.
Enjoy the premiere of the opera in a superb and exclusive location.
In this wonderful pre-Opera experience, you'll be able to to taste our genuine enogastronomic local products as cold cuts, cheeses and wines.
About the Opera:
The Festival is inaugurated by a new production of Carmen by Georges Bizet, one of the most represented in the world, to continue with great classics proposed in evocative settings, as well as the return of Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi in the staging that inaugurated the summer season 2017.
This summer the audience will have the fantastic oppotunity to see an unique version of Romeo and Juliet, staged in the historical places where Shakespeare really set the tragedy.
Direction and adaptation by Paolo Valerio
Costumes by Chiara Defant
• English version with Italian translation from 16th July to 25th August in Juliets Courtyard (Via Cappello) and historical places around Teatro Nuovo.
• Italian version with English translation from 24th June to 13th July and from 26th August to 14th September in Juliets Courtyard (Via Cappello) and historical places around Teatro Nuovo.
It will be an itinerant show, from Juliets Courtyard and Juliets Balcony to some of the most beautiful places in Verona, and the final part of the drama will take place on the stage of Teatro Nuovo.
Each night a group of 100 people will be guided by the actors through the scenes of one of the most beautiful masterpieces written by William Shakespeare, a play that continues to enchant by touching everybodys heart.
Surrounded by the magical atmosphere of its medieval city centre and the charm of ancient streets and buildings, the city of Verona is the perfect theatre: it becomes the protagonist of this play as passionate as the immortal thwarted love of Romeo and Juliet.