In order to promote the 100th season of the Arena di Verona Opera Festival (June 16-September 9, 2023), Fondazione Arena will be in New York City on November 9-10.
The Big Apple stage will mark the culmination of a lengthy global tour that started just a few days ago in Bucharest, Romania, and will continue until May 2023.
Fondazione Arena’s tour will kick off with a symposium sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute, the Italian National Tourism Board-ENIT, and the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC. On Wednesday, November 9, at 3:30 pm. Representatives of Fondazione Arena will meet with members of the media and the travel industry, together with Fabio Finotti, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute at the Institute’s address at 686 Park Avenue.
The centerpiece of the two-day schedule will then be a much-awaited concert for approximately 500 guests on Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Zankel Hall of the Carnegie Hall, featuring some ot the world’s most renowned soloists.
The top-ranking opera of the Arena, Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida, will be performed by Arena pianist Federico Brunello, who will sing with the rising soprano star Monica Conesa, a Cuban-American artist who had her triumphant debut in Verona and will be returning in the Scaliger city on the occasion of the 2023 Festival.
Some of the most well-known arias from the operas on the 2023 Festival’s schedule will also be performed by mezzo-soprano Olesya Petrova (who has frequently performed as the acclaimed Aida’s “Amneris”), American tenor Brian Jagde, baritone Luca Sals, and bass-baritone Christian Van Horn.
Following are the appointments in the two-day New York City event:
Wednesday 9 November
3:30 PM – Press Conference and presentation of the 2023 Festival to tourist trade members
(Italian Cultural Institute in New York, 686 Park Avenue – 10021 NY)
Thursday 10 November
7:30 PM – Concert of the Fondazione Arena di Verona
(Zankel Hall @Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue – 10019 NY)
About the Festival:
The 100th Arena di Verona Opera Festival (June 16-September 9, 2023) will feature 8 operas, 4 gala evenings, and, for the first time, an outstanding concert including the Orchestra and Chorus of Milan’s Teatro alla Scala.
A brand new production of Aida will serve as the festival’s opening act, and then the richest, most diversified lineup in the festival’s history, with the most well-known operas of the past 20 years sung by the top singers in the world opera scene, will follow.
The Opera Festival in the Arena di Verona was established on August 10, 1913. It included the premiere of Aida, which Veronese tenor Giovanni Zenatello and theatrical magnate Ottone Rovato had requested to honor the birth centennial of Giuseppe Verdi. The Roman amphitheater has since served as the biggest open-air opera venue in the world every summer for more than a century (with the exception of two brief breaks during the Great Wars).
Giuseppe Verdi | NEW PRODUCTION
16, 17, 25, 29 June 9:15 pm | 9, 16, 21, 30 July 9:00 pm
2, 13, 18, 23 August 8:45 pm | 3, 8 September 8:45 pm
Georges Bizet | Direction Franco Zeffirelli
23 June 9:15 pm | 6 July 9:00 pm
11, 24 August 8:45 pm | 6 September 8:45 pm
Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Gioachino Rossini | Director Hugo de Ana
24, 30 June 9:15 pm | 13, 22 July 9:00 pm
1, 7, 20 July 9:00 pm | 4 August 8:45 pm
Giuseppe Verdi | Direction Franco Zeffirelli
8, 14, 27 July 9:00 pm | 19, 26 August 8:45 pm | 9 September 8:45 pm
Giuseppe Verdi | Director Gianfranco de Bosio
15, 28 July 9:00 pm | 3, 17 August 8:45 pm
Roberto Bolle and Friends
19 July 9:15 pm
Juan Diego Flórez in Opera-Arena 100
23 July 9:00 pm
Giacomo Puccini | Director Hugo de Ana
29 July 9:00 pm | 5, 10 August 8:45 pm | 1 September 8:45 pm
Plácido Domingo in Opera-Arena 100
6 August 9:00 pm
Giacomo Puccini | Direction Franco Zeffirelli
12, 25 August 8:45 pm | 2, 7 September 8:45 pm
Jonas Kaufmann in Opera-Arena 100
20 August 9:00 pm
Teatro alla Scala in Arena di Verona
31 August 9:00 pm
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