The Fondazione Arena presents the rich programme for the 2023 opera season at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona (Via dei Mutilati, full downtown), which includes six dates not to be missed: well-known operas as well as true rarities.

The season opens with Mozart’s comic opera in four acts, Le nozze di Figaro, which will be performed on 22, 25, 27 and 29 January. On 12, 15, 17 and 19 February, Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida will be performed, a true tribute to the genius of Franco Zeffirelli.
From 26 March, Werther, Jules Massenet’s masterpiece and a symbol of romanticism, will be performed four times (repeated on 29 and 31 March and 2 April).

The fourth title is eagerly awaited: Hamlet, the artistic summa of the Veronese Franco Faccio (1840-1891), a work based on Shakespeare’s most famous title. The four performances on 22nd, 25th, 27th and 29th October will be the first Italian performances of the opera in modern times in the new Arena Foundation setting.

A double bill on 19, 22, 24 and 26 November: Il Parlatore eterno, a comic and unpublished gem by Amilcare Ponchielli, is accompanied by the intense one-act opera Il Tabarro by Giacomo Puccini.

The opera season closes in December with one of Verdi’s most exciting and popular titles: Un Ballo in Maschera, performed on 17 December and repeated on 20, 22 and 23.

Orchestra, choir and technicians of the Fondazione Arena di Verona under the direction of Ulisse Trabacchin.