Great music will once again fill the Verona Arena for the 2020 Summer Festival. The entire month of August 2020 is booked with thematic nights showcasing the most beautiful voices in opera. One evening will be dedicated exclusively to Vivaldi and Venetian classical music.
Lazise and Hotel Cangrande are just a half-hour drive from the Verona Arena, and we always recommend an evening at the Arena for an unforgettable experience.
Here is the August 2020 calendar of concerts at the Verona Arena.
August 1. The Stars of Opera will sing the most famous arias taken from the works of Verdi, Donizetti, Leoncavallo, Cilea, and Giordano.
August 7. Wagner in the Arena. A tribute to Wagner with pieces from Flying Dutchman, The Cantors of Nuremberg, Tristan and Isolde, Valkyrie, and Tannhäuser. Conducted by the master Gustav Kuhn.
August 8. Verdi Gala. Excerpts from Don Carlo, Simon Boccanegra, La Forza del Destino, The Lombards on the First Crusade, Luisa Miller, Ernani, Nabucco, Il Trovatore, Rigoletto, Otello, A Masked Ball, and Macbeth.
August 13. VIVALDI. The Four Seasons. A first for the Arena. The orchestra will be conducted by Maestro Alvise Casellati and star the award-winning violinist, Giovanni Andrea Zanon.
August 14. ROSSINI Gala. Jader Bignamini conducts magnificent Rossinian voices in excerpts from Semiramide, William Tell, and The Barber of Seville.
August 21. PUCCINI Gianni Schicchi. The great baritone Leo Nucci, directed by Francesco Ivan Ciampa. A first for the Arena.
August 22. PUCCINI Gala. The best 10 Rossinian voices interpret pieces taken from Bohéme, Madama Butterfly, Manon Lescaut, and Tosca. Directed by Andrea Battistoni.
August 28. Plácido Domingo at the Arena. Baritone arias conducted by Jordi Bernàcer.
August 29. Opera in Love. Vittorio Grigolo and Sonya Yoncheva, conducted by Plácido Domingo, perform the most beautiful love duets.