Arena di Verona Tickets and Schedule

Arena di Verona

Verona (Veneto)
The Arena of Verona, an ancient Roman amphitheater, is one of the greatest and most prestigious archaeological monuments in Europe. Built in the first century AD, it has always been a powerful and suggestive place of entertainment: gladiatorial fights, jousts, tournaments and nightly games took place against a rich scenic background. Since the 19th century, theatrical and musical performances have become a constant feature, while the Verona Opera Festival came into being on the 10th of August 1913...
The Arena of Verona, an ancient Roman amphitheater, is one of the greatest and most prestigious archaeological monuments in Europe. Built in the first century AD, it has always been a powerful and suggestive place of entertainment: gladiatorial fights, jousts, tournaments and nightly games took place against a rich scenic background. Since the 19th century, theatrical and musical performances have become a constant feature, while the Verona Opera Festival came into being on the 10th of August 1913 to celebrate the centenary of composer Giuseppe Verdi's birth.

Today, the Arena is famous for being the world's largest opera theater (with a seating capacity of 14,000, the Arena has a potential of hosting 700,000 spectators per season). The annual summer opera festival features such stellar names as Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras and Franco Zeffirelli among others. The result is always a spectacular season that draws to Verona a cosmopolitan audience of which more than half are non-Italians.

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Theater Locations

The seasonal events may take place at any of the following locations:
  1. Arena, Verona. View seating chart...

Customer Reviews

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SH (PALO ALTO, CA - California United States)
Select Italy was just fine, getting the tickets I requested. I would however prefer to have the tickets mailed...

Language

Operas are typically performed in their original language with Italian subtitles. Get the full story before the opera! Select Italy offers a variety of libretti in English to complement your opera tickets.

Duration

Operas, ballets and concerts can run anywhere from 1.5 to 3+ hours. Consider your evening transportation options for returning to your hotel. Some trains or public transportation may not be available after 10:30 pm.

Dress Code

Dress nicely for Italian musical events. You may be turned away if you are dressed too casually. Opening night opera performances require a full dark suit for men, an elegant dress for ladies.

Disabilities

Some theaters may be equipped for those with disabilities. Please contact Select Italy for further details.

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