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Arya Cocktail Experience

Arena Opera Festival 2022

At Arya Bar & Mixology we are always looking for a mixture between the hustle and bustle of city life and the vibrant atmosphere of the hotel, to take our Guests on a journey through art, culture and the Italian food and wine tradition reinterpreted with a touch of creativity.

Live a unique and unforgettable experience at the Hotel Indigo Verona – Grand Hotel Des Arts, let us guide you through the Arya Cocktail Experience.

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Our signature cocktails for the 99th edition of

Arena Opera Festival

Enjoy a walk through the city centre right up to the magical Verona Arena,

finally restored to its unique splendour, which will host 46 evenings of magnificent shows.

Let yourself be inspired by the magical atmosphere of an Opera evening at the Verona Arena,

an exceptional stage that enchants visitors from all over the world each and every year.

Georges Bizet, 1874
The flavours and aromas of the cocktail take us back to Seville; inspired by traditional Spanish sangria, the red colour and overpowering taste of Valpolicella Classico embrace the irrepressible passion of Carmen. The composition is meant to evoke the aesthetic imagery of the flamenco dancer, with draped, billowing gowns and a flower entwined in her hair. Available on:
  • June, 17th-24th-30th
  • July, 14th-21st-31st
  • August, 11th-14th-27th
Giuseppe Verdi, 1871
It recounts the love story between the princess Aida and the warrior Radames through the combination of flavours from the two different cultures: the strong, spicy aroma of Ethiopian berberè and the sweetness of Egyptian karkadè. The amber colour recalls desert sand and the yellow flower in the centre of the cup represents Ra, the Sun King. Available on:
  • June, 18th-23rd
  • July, 3rd-8th-16th-24th-28th
  • August, 5th-21st-28th
  • September, 4th
Giuseppe Verdi, 1842
A tale of heart and sword, it narrates the invasion of the city of Jerusalem by the Babylonians and the love between Fenena, daughter of Nebuchadnezzar, and Ishmael, grandson of the king of Jerusalem. The cocktail is infused with cardamom, which was reportedly growing luxuriantly in the hanging gardens of Babylon. The sweet notes of green tea are combined with the intense, pungent aroma of ginger and gin. Available on:
  • June, 25th
  • July, 1st-7th-10th-23rd-29th
  • August, 18th
  • September, 3rd
Giuseppe Verdi, 1853
La Traviata
A spectacular cocktail by name and in fact. It is served at the table champagne-coloured, in honour of the famous cheers scene in the Parisian dehor. When served at the table, however, thanks to the addition of violet liqueur, it takes on a purplish colour in honour of the opera's protagonist name. In addition to its distinctive colour, the liqueur gives the composition a floral yet bitter note, recalling the tragic fate of the young woman. Available on:
  • July, 2nd-9th-15th-22nd-30th
  • August, 6th-20th
  • September, 1st
Giacomo Puccini, 1924
Set in Beijing, the opera tells the story of the 'princess of death', Turandot. It is a cocktail based on red fruits, evoking the sweetness of the young girl's tender age, contrasted, however, with her ruthlessness and relentlessness; the deep red colour is reminiscent of the blood of the men who fell victim to win her hand. The touch of lime and ginger is a tribute to the aromas of traditional oriental cuisine. Available on:
  • August, 4th-7th-10th-13th-19th-26th
  • September, 2nd
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Arena Opera Festival Package