Verona’s prestigious Palazzo della Gran Guardia hosts an exhibition that makes opera at the Arena di Verona even more magic and exciting. With a corpus of over 140 works from the Fondazione Arena di Verona Historical Archives, Waiting for the Opera – L’Opera in mostra reveals the Arena via its Archives, documenting the story of the Arena Opera Festival from its birth in 1913 to the present day. Proposed by the Fondazione Arena di Verona as a complement to the operatic experience, the exhibition shows sketches, costumes, costume designs, period photographs, audio and video recordings, exhibited in five thematic sections, one for each of the operas on this year’s Arena di Verona Opera Festival program:
AIDA - TOSCA - IL TROVATORE - LA TRAVIATA - CARMEN
Located in Verona’s main square, a short distance from its magnificent Roman Amphitheatre, which every year is transformed into the world’s largest open-air opera theatre, the exhibition celebrates the Arena Opera Festival by means of the work of great performers, famous directors, high profile scenographers and
multiple award-winning costume designers: from Maria Callas to Franco Zeffirelli, Pino Casarini to Gabriella Pescucci. A compulsory stop for all those who come to Verona to attend the Opera Festival, but also those wanting to discover a fascinating world of music, colours, designs, fabrics, acting, lighting and artists.
On performance days at the Arena di Verona, exhibition visiting hours are extended to 8:30 pm: an unmissable opportunity to prepare for the magic of the show just before entering the shrine of open-air opera.
WAITING FOR THE OPERA – L’OPERA IN MOSTRA
Palazzo della Gran Guardia
21st June – 22nd September 2019
EXHIBITION OPENING DAYS AND HOURS:
from 21st June to 22nd September 2019
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
last entry 6:30 pm
ON ARENA DI VERONA PERFORMANCE DAYS:
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
last entry 8:00 pm
Admission to the exhibition is included in every ticket/carnet for the 2019 Arena di Verona Opera Festival
BOOKABLE GUIDED GROUP VISITS
Length: 60 min.
Cost: € 100 for each group of a maximum of 25 visitors (entry fee not included)
Booking is compulsory, by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
Languages available: Italian/English/French/German/Spanish
Maximum number of visitors for each group: 25
PROGRAMMED GUIDED VISITS FOR INDIVIDUAL VISITORS
Every Saturday and Sunday at 5:30 pm
Length: 60 min.
Cost: € 5 per person (entry fee not included)
Paid registration: at the exhibition ticket office:
Languages: Italian and/or English
Maximum number of visitors for each visit: 25
Tickets for the Arena di Verona Opera Festival can be purchased at the exhibition ticket office.
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