Verona Opera August 2018

August 2018
Verona Opera is the traditional summer meeting with opera in the marvellous setting of the Arena of Verona. Whether you are an opera lover or not, going to the opera at the Arena di Verona should definitely be on your bucket list, as you would enjoy a high-quality show in the unique and beautiful atmosphere of the Arena.
Cangrande Hotel is located just half an hour away from the Arena of Verona and a holiday here would offer you the perfect chance to spend a night at the Opera in Verona!
The events on the bill in August are:
Verdi’s Aida – the ‘Queen’ of the Arena of Verona’s Opera, in the great production conceived by the director Franco Zeffirelli. Maria José Siri and Susanna Branchini will alternate in the role of Aida, while Carlo Ventre and Gregory Kunde will play Radames. Daniel Oren will direct the orchestra.
Verdi’s Nabucco – the hymn to Italian Risorgimento will be on stage in the 2017 production by the director Aranuld Bernard. Jordi Bernàcer will direct the orchestra; the main actors will be Amartuvshin Enkhbat and Luca Salsi in the role of Nabucco, as well as Susanna Branchini and Rebeka Lokar playing Abigaille.
The Barber of Seville – Rossini’s opera buffa will take the stage of the Arena with Hugo de Ana’s show. Nino Machaidze and Ruth Iniesta will be playing Rosina, Mario Cassi will play Figaro, while Dmitry Korchak and Leonardo Ferrando will alternate in the role of the Count of Almaviva. Andrea Battistonti will direct the orchestra. 
Carmen – Hugo de Ana has provided Bizet’s masterpiece with a new setting and production.  Anna Goryachova, Carmen Topciu and Geraldine Chauvet will play the role of Carmen; Francesco Ivan Ciampa will direct the orchestra.

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