Opera in Verona Don Giovanni to Open The 2012 Season on June 22n

The most important opera festival in Italy opens in Verona on June 22nd, making again of the city the perfect stage for the most anticipated musical event of the year. In stage, some of the most significant pieces in the history of opera.

The 2012 season is the ninetieth of this legendary festival which will open this edition with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's masterpiece Don Giovanni based on the libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. Attendance at this opening in the Arena is sure to fill the amphitheater with this first show directed by Franco Zeffirelli and with Daniel Oren leading the orchestra. Among the starring voices, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as the incorrigible seducer Don Giovanni and Anna Samuil in the role of Donna Anna.

Other equally famous operas will follow alternating two or three evenings per week until Sunday, September 2nd which will mark the end of the 2012 season: Aida, Carmen and Turandot are some of the shows that will fill the Arena with fantastic voices of both national and international singers and that those acquiring tickets for the performances will be able to watch in an incomparable setting.

Aleksandra Kurzak and John Osborn will also take the stage in Romeo et Juliette. From July 7th four performances of the most romantic opera of all times that has made Verona famous all around the world will be directed by Francesco Micheli, band lead by Fabio Mastrangelo. The set dates are the 14th, the 21st and the 26th of July.

The closure of the opera season in Verona will see on the stage the Aida directed by Marco Amiliato, opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi on libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni that manages to surprise and impact every single time with its spectacular staging and the performances by Konstantin Gorny as the King and Amarilli Nizza and Carlo Ventre as the damned lovers Aida and Radames.

All of these masterpieces of great historical and artistic importance find in the festival of the opera in Verona the perfect setting for a summer of breathtaking performances that bring the emotion of the first times when seen from the seats and steps of the amphitheater. The opportunity to rediscover these pieces from the hand of great talents is not to be missed, as it is not to be missed the magic atmosphere of the city that on opera nights is completely transformed.

Go ahead and check the schedule for the 2012 season, pick your favorite show and figure out the accommodation in Verona: the alternatives are so many you are sure to find a combination that fits your needs. Then get ready for a night at the opera in one of the most spectacular stages of the world, and enjoy the show!