Music Destinations

Aida, © Photo: Ennevi | Courtesy of Fondazione Arena di Verona
Classical Venues / Classical World / Music Destinations
07 Feb 2020

Visit the Arena di Verona for the operatic experience of a lifetime

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.

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Via della Amore sign in Pienza (Tuscany, Italy) © Stefano Costantini
Music Destinations
11 Aug 2016

The Romance of Opera in Tuscany

Soaring towers, gentle hills, cypress trees, and olive groves. Tuscany has been practically synonymous with romance for generations of travelers. From the effusive poetry of Goethe to the picturesque novels of D.H. Lawrence, foreigners from near and far have been entranced for centuries by the verdant landscapes and cultural treasures of Tuscany, Italy.

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Chateau de Fontainebleau (cc)
Music Destinations
12 May 2016

Open-Air Opera at the Castles of France

The castles of France inspire dreams of other eras, of summertime strolls through courtly gardens and elegant entertainment. The Opéra en Plein Air Festival gives opera fans the opportunity to indulge these fantasies with a healthy addition of contemporary flair.

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