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Special Event - New Year's Eve
Verona, Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak protagonists of the Gala "La bohème di San Silvestro" at the Philharmonic
The star couple together for the first time on the stage of the Verona theater; on the podium the young director Andrea Battistoni
Organized by: Arena di Verona Foundation

Arena di Verona Foundation Presents

“ Opera Season 2022 ”
TO Verona it will be a very special evening New Year's Eve Gala proposed by Arena Foundation: to greet 2022 and welcome the New Year, on Saturday December 31st to the Philharmonic Theater back on stage La Boheme, the eternally young work of friendship and love that consecrated Puccini.

Star of the gala recital in the role of the protagonists Mimì and Rodolfo, will be two exceptional artists, the soprano Aleksandra Kurzak and the tenor Robert Alagna, couple on stage and in life, for the first time together on the stage of the Philharmonic Theater. Alagna and Kurzak, in demand all over the world, return to Verona after the successes in the Arena during the last Festival. driving theArena Foundation Orchestra, of the Choir prepared by Ulysses Trabacchin and some White voices of A.LI.VE. directed by Paul Facincani, the young master will take the podium Andrew Battistoni, Veronese by birth and with an international career, already appreciated by the Arena public.

La Boheme for this special occasion it is back on stage in the new staging of the Fondazione Arena designed by Stephen Trespidi  – which sets the work in the Paris of '68 – , with the scenes of Guillermo Nova, the costumes of Silvia Bonetti and the lights of Paolo Mazzon.

The youth revolution of French May 1968 represents the libertarian spirit of youth; the great cinema of Bertolucci and Garrel is cited in Paris teeming with real life reconstructed on the stage of the Philharmonic, in the context of a drama always faithful to Puccini's dictates.


(Roberto Alagna, Aleksandra Kurzak, photocredit © Gregor-Hohenberg – Sony Classical) 
Verona, Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak protagonists of the Gala "La bohème di San Silvestro" at the Philharmonic

Other information of interest

The show starts at 19.00, with the expected finale expected at 22.00.


Director Andrew Battistoni 

Direction Stephen Trespidi
Scenes Juan Guillermo Nova
Costumes Silvia Bonetti
Lights Paolo Mazzon

Orchestra, choir and technicians of the Arena di Verona Foundation
Choir Master Ulysses Trabacchin
Children's Choir A.LI.VE. directed by Paolo Facincani

New staging of the Arena di Verona Foundation


Gala"New Year's Eve Bohème"

La Boheme

Work in four paintings
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

Music by Giacomo Puccini

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