Arena di Verona 96th Opera Festival 2018

The Arena di Verona is the world’s largest opera theatre, showcasing open-air opera performances since 1913 to a capacity of 14,000 in its ancient Roman amphitheatre.

 In this sensational opera house, from June to the end of August, sublime opera performances welcome music lovers and melomaniacs for its 96th edition of the Arena Opera Festival.

The new scenography of Carmen by Georges Bizet inaugurates the Festival. It will follow the classical opera of Arena’s repertory, Aida, proposed in the historic revocation of 1913 and in the massive scenography of Franco Zeffirelli.

Nabucco of Giuseppe Verdi, Turandot by Giacomo Puccini and Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini are the other three Operas taking place in June and August.

Calendar 2018

22nd, 29th of June;
6th, 11th, 17th, 21st of July;
3rd, 9th, 12th, 22nd, 28th, 31st of August


23rd and 28th of June;
8th, 10th, 14th, 19th, 22nd, 27th of July;
2nd, 5th, 7th, 11th, 19th, 23th, 29th of August;
1st of September


30th of June;
5th, 13th, 18th, 26th of July;


7th, 12th, 20th, 28th of July;
18th of August;

Barbiere di Siviglia

4th, 8th, 17th, 24th, 30th of August 


Seating plan

arena verona seating

Gold Seating Arena di Verona1st sector stalls GOLD - Numbered seats with padded backrest and cushion, in the front section of the stalls

002seat1st sector stalls - Numbered seats with padded backrest and cushion

003seat2nd sector stalls - Numbered seats with padded backrest and cushion

004seatCentral numbered seats on steps - Numbered seats with unpadded backrest and no cushion

005seatNumbered seats on steps - Numbered seats with unpadded backrest and no cushion

006seatSeats on steps - Unnumbered seating on stone steps

Dressing smart casual is fine for the Arena but for the 1st sector seats, slightly more formal wear may be more appropriate.


Verona Opera breaks

We can arrange your stay in Verona during the Opera season as a single centre or as part of a multi-centre holiday with Lake Garda and the Venetian cities.

Hotel Palazzo Victoria 

palazzo victoria verona Contemporary five star hotel in the heart of ancient Verona, just moments from the Arena, the shops and the city’s top sights. 

3 nights on a BB basis sharing a Grand Deluxe
Opera Tickets GOLD sector
private airport transfer
4-hour private driven excursions - Valpolicella wine tasting

  • from £ 1050 per person  



Villa Cordevigo

villa cordevigoA luxury hideaway immersed in the vineyards of the Valpolicella, just a short hop to the lake's shore and Verona.

3 nights on a BB basis sharing a Deluxe double room
4 days fully comprehensive car hire arranged at Verona airport
Opera tickets GOLD sector
Private transfers for the Arena di Verona

from £ 980 per person 



Verona Opera 2018 - Teasers