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The spectacular productions at the Arena of Verona have drawn crowds since the first opera was staged here in 1913, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Verdi’s birth. © Fondazione Arena di Verona

Calm before the storm: With seating for 15,000 visitors, ushers at the Arena di Verona play a vital role helping audience-members find their way in the 14,000 square-meter amphitheater. © Fondazione Arena di Verona

The history of the Arena di Verona Orchestra dates to the first performance here over a century ago. World-renowned conductors, including Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, and Riccardo Muti, have led performances here. During the winter, the Arena di Verona Orchestra plays at the major concert halls of Verona and around the world. © Ennevi


What better way to experience Italian cultural heritage first-hand? The tremendous amphitheater represents a high-point in the Roman Empire’s history. Where gladiators once battled to the delight of agitated crowds, international opera singers now entertain a more sedate, but no less passionate audience with music. © Fainello


Performances traditionally begin at sundown. When the audience lights the candles provided at the entrance, the Arena shimmers and glows under the night sky. @ Fondazione Arena di Verona

 
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