A visit to the Arena di Verona can be the experience of a lifetime for opera lovers and newcomers alike. The massive ancient Roman structure, warmed by the Italian sun, comes alight on summer evenings, resonating with the rich sounds of grand opera at its biggest and most extrovert, and illuminated by the gentle glow of the candles handed to audience members as they enter as much as by the vivid stage lights.
Not only do German cities offer up oft-idyllic celebration settings, but each market brings its own special take on the beloved tradition. We invite you to explore a few favorites across five cities.
Arias and elephants, grand scale, grand opera – everything about the Arena di Verona speaks of spectacle and exuberant excess. The 2016 season provides a particularly special occasion, reviving the vast 1913 production than inaugurated the Arena as an operatic landmark.
Chopin´s music would be the best soundtrack for your visit to the Polish capital as he is righteously the most renowned Varsovian, who grew up and matured in this city...
Search for the soundtrack of the Italian summer and you will surely find opera. Journey through the stunning landscape and architecture of Italy this summer to experience the legendary works of Italian composers.
Refresh yourself after a hot summer's day in Spain by experiencing the magical nights of music. From open-air festivals to intimate flamenco performances, enjoy classical and traditional concerts the perfect way with cool summer nights in the treasured venues of Spain.
As high-caliber performances begin at sunset, audience members light up candles as a traditional gesture. Magical is an understatement for this internationally treasured venue.
Once again, the prestigious Opéra national de Paris offers a season of the highest level with new productions and major classics of the repertoire, starring some of the most admired conductors, singers and musicians of the classical world.
With a stunning natural location boasting the Swiss landscape, the Andermatt Swiss Alps Classics presents an impressive summer program featuring performances by internationally renowned musicians.
Internationally-distinguished performances are filling the festivals and open-air concerts this summer season with unique venue selections that will make you sit in awe.