The biggest open-air lyrical theatre in the world
In the summer of 1913, to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi, the tenor Giovanni Zenatello and the theatre producer Ottone Rovato took on the financial risk of promoting a magnificent lyrical festival.
With the staging of Aida, the Arena di Verona became the biggest open-air lyrical theatre in the world, a supremacy that still holds today. From That day on, the theatrical organization sustained numerous transformations and in 1936 the Ente Autonomo Spettacoli Lirici Arena di Verona, also called Ente Lirico Arena di Verona (the autonomous organization for lyrical productions at the Arena di Verona) it would have managed and organized the production at the Arena assisted by a General manager.
While continuing to guarantee the quality of the productions held in the Arena, since 1976 the Verona lyrical organization expanded its artistic activities capable of having Artistic Groups (Orchestra, Chorus and Dance Group) and fixed technicians capable to put together productions in the Arena exporting therefore the image of the Arena in the World untill in 1998 the autonomous organization changed and become a Fondation private law the Arena di Verona Fondation wich has no profit and who's mail objective is to develop the most important artistic activity of the city, one of the most appreciated around the World.
From the most passionate lovers of lyrical music to the tourist who descends upon the opera out of curiosity: the Arena creates the meeting point for these two extremities, as it is capable of combining the quality of the music and of the vocal interpretation with the magnificence of the scenography and the magic historical context of the monument.