The biggest open-air lyrical theatre in the world

Arena di Verona is the biggest open-air lyrical theatre in the world, the third biggest Roman amphitheatre in Italy and the most well-preserved. Together with Giulietta’s balcony, it is one of the symbols of Verona.

His history is very ancient and dates back to the first century A.D.: it was built in Piazza Bra, which was outside the city walls at that time, and completed around 30 A.D.
Like the Colosseum, the Arena was used to offer the citizens different types of games and shows, among them fights among gladiators.

Since 1600 it has been a location for carousels and shows such as bulls hunt, but from the 17th century it has hosted several operas, first of all La Santa Alleanza with music composed by Gioacchino Rossini. During that period also riding and running competitions, aerostat shows, gymnastic and acrobatic exercises, comedy and tombola were highly appreciated.

The first opera season was in 1856, when Il Casino di Campagna and La Fanciulla di Gand by Pietro Lenotti, as well as Le convenienze teatrali and I pazzi per progetto by Gaetano Donizetti, were staged.
In 1913 the staging of Aida officially opened the Arena Opera Festival. From that year the amphitheatre has been considered the biggest open-air lyrical theatre in the world.
Besides the Opera Festival, the Arena hosts each year several concerts of well-known Italian and international musicians.

Opera on Ice

Opera on Ice, an incredible show where the greatest champions in figure skating meet the magical world of the Opera, interpreting, through their performance and their art, the most famous arias of the opera.

A wonderful setting with an ice rink of over 800 square meters, live orchestra, choir and opera singers.

After the great world-wide success of the first Opera on Ice 2011 held in the biggest lyrical open-air theater in the world, Arena di Verona, also the following editions were a real triumph! Each edition the Arena sold out with more than 12,000 spectators in a standing ovation and great triumpg in the 2018 edition in Marostica.

The cast has always been made up of the best skaters in the World: Stéphane Lambiel, Evgeni Plushenko, Javier Fernandez, Shizuka Arakawa, Carolina Kostner, Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy, Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte, Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, Qing Pang and Jian Tong, Nicole Della Monica and Matteo Guarise, Hot Shivers synchronized team.

The four editions of Opera on Ice staged the most famous arias of operas: Aida, Carmen, Romeo and Juliet, Turandot, Don Giovanni, Tosca, Norma, La Traviata, Rigoletto, Nabucco, William Tell, Il Trovatore, Lakmé, Carmina Burana, The Barber of Seville and Madam Butterfly.

A live Orchestra, Choir and opera singers helped make Opera on Ice a magical and unique event.


Opera on Ice al cinema

Un successo internazionale

L'edizione 2011 di Opera on ice viene proiettata nella sale cinematografiche di tutto il mondo, tra cui: Argentina, Australia, Brasile, Belgio, Canada, Cile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Danimarca, Ecuador, Emirati Arabi Uniti, Francia, Germania, Giappone, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Irlanda, Italia, Kazakistan, Lussemburgo, Malta, Messico, Norvegia, Nuova Zelanda, Panama, Polonia, Romania, Regno Unito, Russia, Salvador, Spagna, Ungheria, USA.

33rd Milano International FICTS Fest
Kazan Worldwide Final of World FICTS Challenge 2015

Opera on Ice al Cinema 2011 Premio

Opera on Ice versione cinema ha partecipato all' “Exsport Movies & Tv 2015 – 33rd Milano International FICTS Fest”, Campionato Mondiale della Televisione, del Cinema, della Comunicazione e della Cultura Sportiva ottenendo, domenica 1 novembre presso il Palazzo della Regione Lombardia, il prestigioso premio "Oscar del Cinema e della Tv sportiva 2015".
Lo spettacolo è stato selezionato al “Kazan Worldwide Final of World FICTS Challenge 2015”, tenutosi a Kazan (Repubblica del Tatarstan - Russia) dal 5 al 10 Agosto 2015. L’evento è organizzato dal Ministero dello Sport e della Gioventù della Repubblica del Tatarstan in collaborazione e sotto l’egida della FICTS - Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs (riconosciuta dal Comitato Internazionale Olimpico) che promuove i valori dello sport attraverso le immagini nelle 113 Nazioni affiliate nei 5 Continenti.

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