21 June to 7 Sept. This year the operas are Verdi's La Traviata (11- 30 Aug and 5 Sept) with Placido Domingo singing the role of Germont on 1 Aug; Verdi's Aida with the 1913 set designs (5-28 July, 3 -31 Aug, 3-7 Sept) conducted by Gianfranco Bosio and with Placido Domingo on 28 July; Verdi's Il Trovatore (2-26 July) with Anna Netrebko and Yusiv Evyazov singing on 4, 7 July; Bizet's Carmen (6-27 July, 2-27 Aug, 4 Sept) in a new production directed by Hugo de Ana and based in the 1930s and 40s Spain; Pacido Domingo's 50th anniversary night (4 Aug); Puccini's Tosca 10-29 Aug, 6 Sept) directed by Hugo de Ana; Carmina Burana by Carl Orff on 11 Aug. Classical ballet star Roberto Bolle and his invited friends dance on 16,17 July. For exact dates see website, www.arena.it.
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Verona Arena Festival
Corso Porta Nuova, 11, 37122 Verona VR, Italy