La Traviata: Arena di Verona

Verona, Arena di Verona

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About the Event

Don't miss Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata at the Arena of Verona in a production by Franco Zeffirelli.

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.

Poltronissima Gold
Numbered seat with upholstered backrest and padded seat in the first central rows of the stalls.

Poltronissima Platinum
Numbered seat with upholstered backrest and padded seat. Royal box.

Numbered seat with upholstered backrest and padded seat.

Numbered seat with upholstered backrest and padded seat.

1 Settore Verdi
Numbered seat with backrest*.

2 Settore Puccini
Numbered seat with backrest*.

3 Settore Rossini
Numbered seat with backrest*.

4 Settore Gradinata Numerata
Numbered seat on the steps — no chair*.

5 Settore Gradinata Numerata
Numbered seat on the steps — no chair*.

6 Settore Grad. Numerata Sx/Dx
Numbered seats on the steps sideways — no chair*.

* Cushions can be rented in the Arena.


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

Cast / Production

Francesco Ivan Ciampa

Direction and Sets Design
Franco Zeffirelli

Costume Design
Maurizio Millenotti

Giuseppe Picone

Lighting Design
Paolo Mazzon

Chorus Master
Vito Lombardi

Violetta Valéry
Ailyn Pérez (10/7)
Lisette Oropesa (16, 23/7)
Sonya Yoncheva (7, 19/8)
Aida Garifullina (2/9)

Flora Bervoix
José Maria Lo Monaco (10/7 – 7, 19/8)
Clarissa Leonardi (16, 23/7 – 2/9)

Yao Bohui

Alfredo Germont
Francesco Meli (10, 23/7)
Celso Albelo (16/7)
Vittorio Grigolo (7, 19/8)
Saimir Pirgu (2/9)

Giorgio Germont
Željko Lučić (10/7)
Simone Piazzola (16, 23/7 – 2/9)
George Petean (7, 19/8)

Gastone di Letorières
Carlo Bosi (10/7 – 7, 19/8)
Marcello Nardis (16, 23/7 – 2/9)

Barone Douphol
Nicolò Ceriani (10/7 – 7, 19/8)
Gianfranco Montresor (16, 23/7 – 2/9)

Marchese d’Obigny
Natale De Carolis (10/7 – 7, 19/8)
Dario Giorgelè (16, 23/7 – 2/9)

Dottor Grenvil
Romano Dal Zovo

Giuseppe Max
René Cosotti

Stefano Rinaldi Miliani

Customer Reviews

5.0 of 5

  • Godfrey

    Sep 2019



    Aug 2019

    Magical !!

  • Michiel

    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.

  • Janneke

    Aug 2019

    Above all the expectations

  • Melanie

    Jul 2019

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

  • Alain

    Jun 2019

    Absolutely fantastic performance. Will be back next year.

  • Gert

    Jun 2019

    Fantastic Night in Verona


    Jun 2019

    Great Leo Nucci

  • bernt

    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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