Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Verona Arena - A night at the opera!

The whole reason for us to go to Verona was for a night at the opera. Every year they hold an opera festival which lasts during the summer and is held in the Roman arena in the middle of Verona. We went to see the first night of Carmen showing and it was just fabulous!


The sets were all done by Franco Zefferelli and were beautiful. Plus the stage is about three times the size of a normal theatre so you fit many more singers and animals on stage! As you can see by the horse above...

It was a great opera, a wonderful experience and one I won't forget for a long while.

10 comments:

Rose said...

it looks wonderful- I have been to Verona and the amphitheatre is stunning but when I went there was no Opera and no Zefferelli! I hope you had a marvellous trip.

Krystal said...

that is totally my kind of thing...it looks so fun!

anna and the ring said...

Now I am completely jealous.

This is so high on my list of things to do!

Open air opera in Verona. Sigh.

Spare Thoughts said...

I've never been to the opera! What would you recommend as beginner opera? This looks amazing - anywhere open air is so much more atmospheric.

Metropolitan Mum said...

That looks absolutely enticing. Like Rose, I have only visited the theatre, but never when there was actually something being shown.

Gaynor said...

Looks amazing; I went to a small opera when we were in Venice but open air looks fantastic!

Marie said...

@My Spare Thoughts - Carmen is actually a really good beginners opera as it is full of recognisable music, got a good story and isn't too long! Or perhaps a light hearted Donizetti.

To everyone else, if you ever get the opportunity I would absolutely recommend it. Watching the opera with a breeze running over you is delightful and just adds to the whole occasion.

Make Do Style said...

So envious have always wanted to go! Wonderful xx

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