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La Traviata: Arena di Verona — 100th Opera Festival

Verona, Arena di Verona

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Don't miss Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata at the Arena of Verona in a production by Franco Zeffirelli with the world‐renowned Anna Netrebko on September 9 in the role of Violetta Valéry.

The legendary director Franco Zeffirelli staged lights and shadows of the heroine Violetta Valéry.

Two long‐cherished loves that finally come together: La Traviata and the Arena of Verona. La Traviata was certainly one of Zeffirelli's most staged operas in his long career as a director, stage and costume designer. In 1958 he staged the work in Dallas with Maria Callas and, as a young aspiring director, measured himself against his artistic role model Visconti. His close relations with Verona are also well known, but especially with the Arena, in which he had created unforgettable opera productions of immense vastness — and in this year's opera season finally brings the eagerly awaited Traviata to the stage. This production really became the climax of his ongoing, expert interpretation of the text, which has accompanied the artist throughout his life.

In other words, a new Traviata that at the same time becomes a chronicle of a long chain of ideas, images, nuances of colour and suggestions that have settled in the eyes and hearts of opera fans from all over the world, as if it were an encyclopedia of the stylistic ideas of Zeffirelli around the beloved subject. This Traviata in the Arena could thus be described as the very last summary of a Wagnerian leitmotif that was eternally suspended and will now be completed in June 2019.

Franco Zeffirelli was an expert in dealing with the arena's difficult and tricky stage, whose traps and pitfalls he knew very well, with its immense space and the huge masses of performers that move on it, but he also knew how to make the most of the possibilities offered by this prestigious and impressive space.

Practical Information

Included are:
- Ticket to the opera performance in the chosen category
- One month's free access to a premium classical music streaming service
- self‐guided audio tour of Verona in English


  • Verdi, Giuseppe – La Traviata
Program is subject to change

Cast / Production

Andrea Battistoni: 08, 14, 27 July 19, 26 August
Marco Armiliato: 09 September

Direction and Set Design
Franco Zeffirelli: 08, 14, 27 July 19, 26 August 09 September

Maurizio Millenotti: 08, 14, 27 July 19, 26 August 09 September

Lighting Design
Paolo Mazzon:08, 14, 27 July 19, 26 August 09 September

Giuseppe Picone: 08, 14, 27 July 19, 26 August 09 September

Violetta Valéry
Nina Minasyan: 14 July
Lisette Oropesa: 27 July 19 August
Nadine Sierra: 26 August
Anna Netrebko: 09 September

Alfredo Germont
Francesco Meli: 08, 27 July 19, 26 August
Vittorio Grigòlo: 14 July
Freddie De Tommaso: 09 September

Giorgio Germont
Artur Ruciński: 08, 14 July
Simone Piazzola: 27 July
Ludovic Tézier: 19, 26 August
Luca Salsi: 09 September

Flora Bervoix
Sofia Koberidze: 08, 14, 27 July 19, 26 August 09 September

Francesca Maionchi: 08, 14, 27 July
Yao Bohui: 19, 26 August 09 September

Gastone Visconte di Letorières
Carlo Bosi: 08, 14, 27 July
Matteo Mezzaro: 19, 26 August 09 September

Il Barone Douphol
Nicolò Ceriani: 08, 14, 27 July 19, 26 August 09 September

Il Dottore Grenvil
Giorgi Manoshvili: 08, 14 July 09 September 26 August
Gabriele Sagona: 27 July 19 August

Il Marchese d’Obigny
Roberto Accurso: 08, 14, 27 July 19, 26 August 09 September

Max René Cosotti: 08, 14, 27 July 19, 26 August 09 September

Un Domestico di Flora/ Un Commissionario
Stefano Rinaldi Miliani: 08, 14, 27 July 19, 26 August 09 September

Prima Ballerina
Nicoletta Manni: 08 July 09 September

Primo Ballerino
Timofej Andrijashenko: 08 July 09 September

Arena di Verona Orchestra, Choir, Corps de Ballet and Technical team
Choirmaster: Ulisse Trabacchin

Customer Reviews

4.8 of 5

  • Daniel M, Germany

    Jul 2022

    Magnifique !

  • Jul 2022

    One of the best we have been to the Arena

  • Jul 2022

    Super Abend in der Arena. Das aufwendige Bühnenbild war ein Augenschmaus. Die Sänger haben Ihre Stimme voll zur Geltung gebracht. Leider haben wir auf den Stein sitzen mehr schlecht als gut gesessen. Beim nächsten Mal nehmen wir Karten für Stühle.

  • Godfrey G, Malta

    Sep 2019


  • bruno P, France

    Sep 2019

    TRES BEAU SPECTACLE DANS UN CADRE MAGNIFIQUE; a voir au moins une fois dans sa vie

  • Guy M, France

    Sep 2019

    Plus que parfait

  • Dominique G, Canada

    Aug 2019

    Achat des billets, entree dans les arenes: 5/5. La sonorite pourrait être amelioree (amplification). Tres beaux decors, costumes, mise en scene et artistes. Tres belle soiree!

  • Jutta B, Österreich

    Aug 2019

    tolles Ambiente, beeindruckende Stimmung, perfekte Organisation

  • MICHAEL N, United Kingdom

    Aug 2019

    Magical !!

  • Michiel B, Netherlands

    Aug 2019

    Fantastic experience. Great musical performance. Only downside was that my water bottle was taken at the entrance (500 ml soft squeeze bottle…) and someone apparently liked & took it.

  • Alexandra Z, France

    Aug 2019

    Merveilleux opéra. Très bien interprété. Décor et costumes somptueux. C'est la 3ème fois que je vois cet opéra. C'était la plus belle version. De plus tout est bien organisé dans les arènes. Les places du fond entrée E sont très bien aussi

  • Marina P, Россия

    Aug 2019

    Необычайные впечатления. Все слова только в превосходных значениях. Постановка, оркестр, исполнители, костюмы, дирижёр  — лучше не бывает.

  • ALINE M, France

    Aug 2019


  • Philippe B, France

    Aug 2019

    Soirée exceptionnelle

  • Fabrice R, France

    Aug 2019

    Grandiose !

  • Peter B, Schweiz

    Aug 2019

    Einmalige Atmosphäre in der Arena von Verona. Meisterhafte Aufführung der Oper "La Traviata". Der Besuch hat sich sehr gelohnt!

  • Denise L, Schweiz

    Aug 2019

    Gesang sehr schön aber Sitz unbequem zu eng.

  • Sylvia L, Schweiz

    Aug 2019

    Es war ein unglaublich tolles Erlebnis!!

  • Catherine G, France

    Aug 2019

    Très beau spectacle. Entrée facile placement agréable.

  • Janneke Q, Norway

    Aug 2019

    Above all the expectations

  • Melanie B, United Kingdom

    Jul 2019

    The performance was spectacular this was our first opera what an experience.

  • Jack B, France

    Jul 2019

    Je suis extrêmement satisfait du spectacle. comme d'habitude, mise en scène grandiose, distribution de grande qualité et une ambiance incomparable. Toutes mes félicitations au site pour ses services, sa fiabilité et la qualité des places attribuées. je suis un habitué des opéras en Italie, Vérone, Fenice, Scala et je ne passerai plus que par ce site de réservation. Cordialement

  • Alain S, United Kingdom

    Jun 2019

    Absolutely fantastic performance. Will be back next year.

  • Gert T, Denmark

    Jun 2019

    Fantastic Night in Verona

  • RODOLFO S, Chile

    Jun 2019

    Great Leo Nucci

  • bernt t, Norway

    Jun 2019

    Fantastic organisasjon. I was very late because i was very tired after traveling. But your Garda dere highly profesjonell i come back

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