Arena di Verona Announces 2023 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Fondazione Arena di Verona has announced its 2023 season, which will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Arena Opera Festival.

To celebrate the occasion, the festival will present 50 unrepeatable performances in under three months.

The season will open with Verdi’s “Aida” in a new production.

Performance Dates: June 16-Sept. 8, 2023

Franco Zeffirelli’s production of Bizet’s “Carmen” returns to the stage.

Performance Dates: June 23-Sept. 6, 2023

Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” returns to the stage in Hugo de Ana’s production.

Performance Dates: June 24-July 22, 2023

Verdi’s “Rigoletto” will be performed at the Arena di Verona.

Performance Dates: July 1-August 4, 2023

Verdi’s “La Traviata” will return in Franco Zeffirelli’s final production for the Arena.

Performance Dates: July 8-Sept. 9, 2023

Verdi’s “Nabucco” will be performed in Gianfranco de Bosio’s production.

Performance Dates: July 15-August 17, 2023

Hugo de Ana’s production of Puccini’s “Tosca” returns to the stage.

Performance Dates: July 29-Sept. 1, 2023

Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” will be performed in Franco Zeffirelli’s production.

Performance Dates: August 12-Sept. 7, 2023

5 Extraordinary Evenings

Roberto Bolle and Friends will perform Dance without borders.

Performance Date: July 19, 2023

Juan Diego Flórez will make his Arena di Verona debut.

Performance Date: July 23, 2023

Plácido Domingo will return to the Arena in a special event dedicated to the legendary singer.

Performance Date: August 6, 2023

Jonas Kaufmann returns to Verona for his second performance.

Performance Date: August 20, 2023

The Teatro alla Scala performs a concert

Performance Date: August 31, 2023

Casting will be announced in coming months.