Anna Netrebko, Sonya Yoncheva, Lisette Oropesa & Plácido Domingo Lead Arena di Verona’s Revised Summer 2020 Edition

By Francisco Salazar

The Arena di Verona has announced its alternative 2020 Summer Festival entitled “In the Heart of Music.”

The season opens with a concert entitled “Il cuore italiano della Musica” featuring soloists Eleonora Buratto, Donata D’Annunzio Lombardi, Rosa Feola, Barbara Frittoli, Maria José Siri, Daniela Barcellona, Annamaria Chiuri, Veronica Simeoni, Annalisa Stroppa, Fabio Armiliato, Roberto Aronica, Francesco Meli, Saimir Pirgu, Fabio Sartori, Alessandro Corbelli, Roberto Frontali, Leo Nucci, Simone Piazzola, Luca Salsi, Alex Esposito, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Carlo Lepore, Michele Pertusi, Riccardo Zanellato, and Giovanni Andrea Zanon. Katia Ricciarelli will host the concert with Marco Armiliato, Andrea Battistoni, Francesco Ivan Ciampa, and Riccardo Frizza leading  the orchestra .

Performance Date: July 25, 2020

Marco Armiliato leads Mozart’s Requiem with soloists Vittoria Yeo, Sonia Ganassi, Saimir Pirgu, and Alex Esposito.

Performance Date: July 31, 2020

Anna Netrebko, Daniela Barcellona, Yusif Eyvazov, and Ambrogio Maestri lead an evening titled “Le stelle dell’opera” with Marco Armiliato conducting.

Performance Date: August 1, 2020

Ricarda Merbeth performs a program entitled “Wagner in Arena” with Gustav Kuhn conducting.

Performance Date: August 7, 2020

Eleonora Buratto, Francesco Meli, and Luca Salsi lead a Verdi Gala with Daniel Oren conducitng.

Performance Date: August 8, 2020

Violinist Giovanni Andrea Zanon performs Vivaldi’s Four seasons.

Performance Date: August 13, 2020

Lisette Oropesa, Marina Viotti, Levy Sekgapane, Alessandro Corbelli, Mario Cassi, and Roberto Tagliavini lead the Rossini Gala with conductor Jader Bignamini the evening.

Performance Date: August 14, 2020

Leo Nucci stars in a concert performance of Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” with Lavinia Bini, Rossana Rinaldi, and Enea Scala. Francesco Ivan Ciampa conducts.

Performance Date: August 21, 2020

Eleonora Buratto, Maria José Siri, Marcelo Álvarez, Carlo Bosi, Piero Pretti, Alberto Gazale, Gianfranco Montresor, and Dario Giorgelè lead a Puccini Gala which will be conducted by Andrea Battistoni.

Performance Date: August 22, 2020

Plácido Domingo returns to L’Arena di Verona for a gala concert led by Jordi Bernàcer.

Performance Date: August 28, 2020

Sonya Yoncheva and Vittorio Grigolo conclude the season with an evening entitled Opera in Love. Plácido Domingo conducts.

Performance Date: August 29, 2020

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