Leading up to the Verona opera season at the Arena, we are happy to present this pre-journey lecture given by Mr. Arnaud Oosterbaan. As you would imagine, this lecture is chalk-full of historical insights and musical analysis that will give you an entirely different perspective on the world of opera.


Verona Opera Arena
Seeing the opera in Verona is one of Italy’s great travel experiences. Every summer the city’s Roman Arena is taken over by grandiose opera productions on an epic scale. Many music-loving travellers visit Verona just to attend the opera; the town’s charms are an attractive extra. If you are staying in or around Verona during the summer, it is well worth planning an evening at the opera to appreciate the music, the spectacle, and the experience of spectating at an event in this ancient Roman venue.