Enjoy a tailor-made opera holiday to the Verona Festival and see performances of world-famous operas including Aida, Il Trovatore and La Traviata by Verdi, Turandot by Puccini and Carmen by Georges Bizet. 2017 performances are available for booking now too and include Aida, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Rigoletto and Nabucco.The Verona Opera Festival is the high point of the Italian opera lover’s year. Verona’s Roman Arena, where gladiators once battled, has been the magnificent setting for the most famous opera festival in the world since 1913. The stage is the biggest in the world and the arena holds 15,000 spectators during its season from the end of June until the end of August. There is a great choice of tickets available for each performance, with prices varying according to the location and comfort of your seat.Suggested holidaysEnjoy a three night opera break in Verona, allowing you time to discover the sights of this historic city and take in a performance of the opera of your choice. Below are some suggestions of hotels in Verona, which are all excellently located in the city centre and with walking distance of the Arena.Hotel Due Torri Baglioni – 5 starAn elegant and beautifully-furnished hotel in the heart of the city, just a few minute’s walk from Juliet’s House. The historic and grand building has played host to a number of illustrious visitors over the past few centuries.Prices from £1135 per person for 3 nights in a Classic Double or Twin Room on a bed and breakfast basis. Hotel Palazzo Victoria – 4 starA central hotel which blends classic with contemporary, situated only 500 metres away from the Arena. The former private palazzo has been painstakingly restored to incorporate original features such as mediaeval frescoes.Prices from £1090 per person for 3 nights in a Victoria Double or Twin Room on a bed and breakfast basis.Hotel Giulietta e Romeo – 3 starA charming little hotel superbly located just a few steps away from the Arena. The simply furnished rooms are contemporary in style, and offer excellent value for money. Prices from £1070 per person for 3 nights in a Standard Double or Twin Room on a bed and breakfast basis. All sample prices include return British Airways flights London Gatwick to Verona in Euro Traveller, and 2nd sector seats for an opera performance (based on Sunday to Thursday night performance)Ticket prices for the performances vary from about £30 per person for an unreserved stone step to £225 per person for a 1st sector stall Gold on a Friday and Saturday. Most people opt for at least a numbered seat on the steps at about £90 per person or a 2nd sector stall at about £130 per person. Prices are cheaper if tickets are bought before 25 December each year. Tickets are non-refundable once bought.
Opera Festival Programme 2017
June 24, 30July 5, 9, 11, 16, 20, 23, 28
August 3, 6, 8, 13, 16, 20, 24, 27Nabucco
June 23, 29
July 7, 12, 15, 18August 4, 9, 12, 18, 23, 26
RigolettoJuly 1, 6, 14, 19, 27, Madama ButterflyJuly 8, 13, 22, 29August 11, 19ToscaAugust 5, 10, 17, 22, 25
Once you decide which performance(s) you wish to visit, we can give you immediate availability of your required seats. We can then let you know once we have booked tickets and tell you exactly where in the arena your seats are. Tickets must be prepaid at the time of booking and are non-refundable. (A handling charge is added to the face value of your ticket if you ask any agent in the UK to make the reservation for you). The organisers reserve the right to change the programme.Click here to download a pdf with details of our Italian music & opera festival holidays.
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