Famous as the location for Shakespeare’s tale of the young lovers Romeo and Juliet, Verona also stages the summer highlight of the Italian Opera festival calendar in the splendid Roman Arena, built in the 1st century AD to accommodate 20,000 spectators and used for opera since the 19th century. Located in the Piazza Bra in the heart of the ancient city on the river Adige, the Arena di Verona provides a huge performance space, the stage erected in it every summer is the biggest in the world.  The configuration for Opera accommodates an audience of up to 16,000 people.  The first Opera season opened on 10 August 1913 in commemoration of the centenary of Verdi’s birth and many famous singers have been discovered there, including Maria Callas and Placido Domingo.

Arena di Verona - 17 June to 04 September 2022

Verona’s internationally renowned Opera Festival is known internationally as one of the most spectacular in the world.  Each year, operas are magnificently staged in the awe-inspiring ancient Roman amphitheatre known as the Arena di Verona.  

 

4-Night, Escorted  Tour to the 2022 Opera Festival - on sale now

Travel with a group of like-minded people and enjoy two magnificent productions staged at Verona’s famous Arena di Verona on our 2022 Opera Tour. Explore the enthralling city of Romeo and Juliet and take a journey by boat across stunning Lake Garda. Verona’s internationally renowned Opera Festival is known internationally as one of the most spectacular in the world.  Each year, operas are magnificently staged in the awe-inspiring ancient Roman amphitheatre known as the Arena di Verona.  The festival has previously hosted some of the world’s greatest opera singers.

A once in a lifetime Operatic thrill. You will need to book early. 

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Tailor-Made Travel to the Arena di Verona Opera Festival

Choose your travel date and performance of choice and let us do all the work for you. We will accommodate what you want to do in whatever way you want to do it creating your tailor-made travel itinerary, including flight, hotel accommodation and opera tickets.

Performance Schedule 2022 

 

June

July

August

September

Carmen (Georges Bizet)

17, 24, 30

14, 21, 31 11, 14, 27 n/a
Nabucco (Giuseppe Verdi) 25 1, 7, 10, 23, 29 18 03
Roberto Bolle and Friends  n/a 20 n/a n/a
Domingo in Verdi Opera Night n/a n/a 25 n/a
La Traviata (Giuseppe Verdi) n/a 2, 9, 15, 22, 30 06, 20 01

Aida (Giuseppe Verdi)

18, 23 3, 8, 16, 24 3, 8, 16, 24, 28 04
Turandot (Giacomo Puccini) n/a n/a 07, 10, 13, 19, 26 02
Carmina Burana n/a n/a 12 n/a

 

Ticket Categories and Prices for Individuals

 
 

For Tickets Booked before the 26 December 2021

For Tickets Booked before the 26 December 2021

 

Premiers & Gala’s Evenings

Carmen 17/06

Aida 18/06

Gala Domingo in Verdi Opera Night 25/08

Thursdays

/Fridays

& Saturdays

Wednesdays & Sundays, Roberto Bollo and Friends 20/07

Carmina Burna

12/08

Poltronissima Platinum

€300

€270

€251

€190

Poltronissima Gold

€240

€199

€185

€145

Poltronissima Silver

€210

€173

€161

€125

Poltronissima

€185

€150

€137

€108

Poltrona

€155

€126

€116

€98

1 Settore Verdi

€132

€108

€99

€85

2 Settore Puccini

€105

€86

€79

€69

3 Settore Rossini

€79

€65

€59

€51

4 Settore Gradinata Numerata

€66

€54

€49

€46

5 Settore Gradinata Numerata

€48

€39

€36

€30

6 Settore Gradinata Numerata

€35

€26

€25

€22

 

Ticket price exclude booking/service fee of €12 per ticket

Please note that all tickets for the Verona Opera Festival are sold on a request basis. 

Call 01 888 7820 or email reservations@institutefor culturetravel.ie