Celebrating 100 years of Arena Opera Festival
2023 marks an important anniversary: the 100th Opera season at the Verona Arena that the homonymous foundation is celebrating with an extraordinary festival. The agenda boasts a program of 50 performances, distributed between 16 June and 9 September.
This summer the protagonists of the Arena Opera Festival will be the most successful operas of the last 100 editions, since 1913. To name a few: Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida, Georges Bizet’s Carmen, Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.
It is with immense enthusiasm that Hotel Indigo Verona – Grand Hotel des Arts celebrates the centenary of the Arena Opera Festival offering its guests themed benefits and experiences. A truly unforgettable season is about to begin, also ideal to visit the city and appreciate the artistic and cultural ferment that has always been in its DNA.
And don’t forget about the privileged position of Hotel Indigo Verona – Grand Hotel des Arts, just a few minutes’ walk from Piazza Bra and the Arena.
An art exhibition dedicated to opera and music
Thanks to the collaboration between Hotel Indigo Venice and the Radio Museum of Verona, our guests have the opportunity to visit a real exhibition set up in the common areas of the hotel, displaying works of art of great value that are inextricably linked to the history of opera and music.
It will be possible to admire an early 20th century gramophone signed by Pathé, a company known for its phonograph devices and for record distribution. You will also find a gramophone in the famous work painted in 1898 by Francis Barraud, which portrays Nipper, the dog of his deceased brother, listening to the voice of his owner coming from the instrument.
In an exhibited photo, Maria Callas and her husband are portrayed in Piazza delle Erbe on 27 June 1947. Callas made her debut as an opera singer right at the Verona Arena and she spent the first years of her career in Verona.
You will also find stage costumes and accessories used in some of the most popular performances in opera history.
A special package to celebrate the centenary
To properly celebrate this anniversary we have dedicated a special package to the Arena Opera Festival that will make your stay even more memorable. Our guests are invited to enjoy a hearty continental breakfast and a pre-show, opera-themed aperitif served in our splendid inner garden. They will also receive the essential Opera Kit, consisting of a logoed canvas shopper, the opera booklet and a personalized fan.
Our signature cocktails
Mixology is one of our passions and at the Arya Bar we have studied a special selection of cocktails entirely dedicated to the 100th edition of the Arena Opera Festival.
Your evening at the opera will begin by sipping the cocktail that our expert bartenders have specifically designed for each masterpiece on stage. A 360° experience that will add magic to an evening that promises to be unforgettable.