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Arena di Verona, the evening event celebrating Italian opera singing, a world heritage site, broadcast worldwide
With the participation of Riccardo Muti, Roberto Bolle and an extraordinary parade of great voices
Organized by: Ministry of Culture in collaboration with the Arena di Verona Foundation

Ministry of Culture in collaboration with Fondazione Arena di Verona Presents

" Special event "
Friday 7 June 2024 in the iconic setting ofArena of Verona the Ministry of Culture, in collaboration with Fondazione Arena, will celebrate Italian Opera, the “Italian Opera Singing, a World Heritage Site” with an exceptional evening event in worldwide vision Rai.

In the largest open-air theater on the planet, the most beautiful pages of Italian opera will take place, with a large orchestra made up of 160 elements and a choir of 300 artists from all the Italian symphonic opera foundations, with the extraordinary participation of the Maestro Riccardo Muti.

In a single night some of the best performers in the world will take to that incomparable stage: Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Juan Diego Flórez, Ludovic Tezier, Vittorio Grigolo, Luca Salsi, Eleonora Buratto, Francis Apple trees and many other artists, with the dance of Roberto Bolle is Nicoletta Manni.

The evening, organized with the participation of SIAE, ANFOLS (National Association of Opera and Symphonic Foundations), Teatro alla Scala and Accademia di Santa Cecilia, will be hosted by Alberto Angela, Christian Capotondi, Luca Zingaretti. In the audience were the major Italian authorities, representatives of cultural institutions, UNESCO and the ambassadors of the countries in the world where the Opera is most loved.

Riccardo Muti
The show will open with the maestro Riccardo Muti, ambassador of Italian excellence in the world, on the podium. He will conduct the first part of the evening, and the most significant pieces for orchestra and choir of the great Italian opera, from the reign of Belcanto of Guglielmo Tell and Norma, to the Verdi and Risorgimento epics of Nabucco and Macbeth, to the grandiose symphonic and choral pages from Mephistopheles and Manon Lescaut.

The stars of Opera
In addition to the great pages that have made the history of music, and of Italy itself, the second part of the evening will offer an exciting anthology of the most famous opera pieces by Puccini, Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Mascagni, Leoncavallo, Giordano, performed by stars from all over the world united by Italian opera singing, such as sopranos Anna NetrebkoEleonora BurattoRosa FeolaJuliana GrigoryanJessica PrattMariangela Sicily, the mezzo-soprano Aigul Akhmetshina, the tenors Jonas KaufmannRene BarberaJuan Diego FlórezVittorio GrigoloBrian JagdeFrancesco MeliGaleano Salasthe baritones Nicola AlaimoLuca SalsiLudovic Tézier, the bass Alexander Vinogradov, directed by the young maestro Francesco Ivan Ciampa.

For the occasion, Fondazione Arena di Verona has created, with Philip Tonon, an original scenographic system, which will welcome orchestra and choir on the stage and transform the mystical gulf into a new scenic space for another Italian excellence in the world, dance. The étoiles Roberto Bolle is Nicoletta Manni they will perform two choreographies signed by Massimiliano Volpini, created specifically for this event and performed for the first time. On the music of the great masters, including Giacomo Puccini whose centenary of his death is celebrated this year, the two étoiles of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan will first perform a pas de deux to the notes of Madama Butterfly, followed by the solo of Bubbles on Cavalleria rusticana. Also on stage during the evening were 50 dancers from the Fondazione Arena dance troupe.
Arena di Verona, the evening event celebrating Italian opera singing, a world heritage site, broadcast worldwide


Orchestra conductor Riccardo Muti Orchestra conductor Francesco Ivan Ciampa   Orchestra and Chorus Italian Symphonic Opera Foundations Presenters Alberto Angela, Christian Capotondi is Luca Zingaretti Soprano Performers Anna Netrebko Eleonora Buratto Rosa Feola Juliana Grigoryan Jessica Pratt Mariangela Sicily Mezzo soprano Aigul Akhmetshina Tenors Jonas Kaufmann  René Barbera Juan Diego Flórez  Vittorio Grigòlo  Brian Jagde Francesco Meli  Galeano Salas  Baritones Nicola Alaimo  Luca Salsi  Ludovic Tézier  Bass Alexander Vinogradov Étoiles Roberto Bolle Nicoletta Manni    

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