Festival Verdi 2019 To Feature Four Classic Works In Critical Editions

By Logan Martell

As part of their ongoing mission of celebrating one of opera’s most beloved composers, the Festival Verdi has given a preview of its 2019 program.

While more details will be announced in January, the four operas for the upcoming festival will be “I Due Foscari,” “Luisa Miller,” “Aida,” and “Nabucco.”

The Festival Verdi is organized by the Teatro Regio di Parma, and general director Anna Maria Meo briefly spoke at a press meeting regarding some of the approaches to their productions. Audiences in the regions of Parma and Busetto, Italy can look forward to seeing Verdi’s timeless works in their entirety; Meo has assured that special attention has been paid to keeping numbers of the operas, including ballet, from being cut, and the festival will be working with music directors and conductors committed to the intentions of the composer.

Concurrent with the festival is a local celebration of Giuseppe Verdi in his birthplace of Busetto, Italy. The celebration, called “Verdi Off,” will see artists gather in the streets to perform their favorite songs and pieces from Verdi’s works, creating a highly immersive musical experience for travelers and residents alike. As more details of Festival Verdi 2019 are revealed, they will no doubt prove that while Verdi’s works have spanned the globe, Parma and Busetto will be the places to be to experience them in a way unlike any other.

Full Dates: 

“I Due Foscari” – September 26, October 6, 11, 20, 2019

“Luisa Miller” – September 27, October 5, 12, 19, 2019

“Aida” – September 28, October 2, 4, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 18, 20, 2019

“Nabucco” – September 29, October 3, 13, 17, 2019