Magical Summer Opera Under the Stars: Don’t Miss the Centenary Arena di Verona Opera Festival This Summer – Travel Packages Available with Institute for CultureTravel!

Performances to be staged under the stars this year are Aida, Carmen,Nabucco, Tosca, Il Barbiere Di Siviglia, Madama Butterfly, Rigoletto, Juan Diego Florez in Opera – Arena 100, Jonas Kaufmann in Opera – Arena 100, Roberto Bolle and Friends and Placido Domingo in Opera – Arena 100.

Arena di Verona - The 100th Verona Opera Festival - 16 June - 09 September 2023

Famous as the location for Shakespeare’s tale of the young lovers Romeo and Juliet, Verona also stages the summer highlight of the Italian Opera festival calendar in the splendid Roman Arena, built in the 1st century AD to accommodate 20,000 spectators and used for opera since the 19th century. Located in the Piazza Bra in the heart of the ancient city on the river Adige, the Arena di Verona provides a magnificent performance space with the stage erected there every year being the biggest in the world. The configuration for Opera accommodates an audience of up to 16,000 people.  The first Opera season opened on 10 August 1913 in commemoration of the centenary of Verdi’s birth and since then, summer seasons have been performed continually at the arena, except in 1915–18 and 1940–45, when Europe was convulsed in war. Many famous singers have been discovered there, including Maria Callas and Placido Domingo. This year’s centenary festival promises to be truly spectacular and an event not to be missed by opera fans around the world.

“Attending a performance at the Arena di Verona is one of the most incredible outdoor experiences in the world for music lover’s” said Caroline Quigley, General Manager of Institute for CultureTravel/Keith Prowse. “We were delighted that our escorted tour sold out so quickly, but we still have private bespoke packages available throughout the festival, so get booking now for 2023 or start planning ahead for 2024!”

Institute for CultureTravel (IfC) is Ireland's only dedicated cultural travel provider offering opera, ballet and classical music holidays and tours to cities across the UK, Europe and the US. IfC is a sister company to Keith Prowse Ireland and a proud partner of the Irish Times Travel Service. Their expert team has in-depth first-hand knowledge and has been creating and providing tours and travel to opera houses, opera and music festivals, classical music performances and art exhibitions in renowned cultural cities for over half a century. Their opera, music and cultural holidays are designed to provide unique and thrilling experiences for people to enjoy, appreciate and remember for a lifetime!

Tailor-made packages with best-value hotel and ticket deals to the world-renowned opera season in Verona are now available from Institute for Culture Travel.

To book or for more information:

Call: (01) 888 7840


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100th Arena di Verona Opera Festival Travel Packages:

16 June to 09 September 2023

Packages include return flights to Verona, three-four-or-five nights in a central hotel in Verona and tickets to performance of choice, with the best deals for August travel.

Ticket only for performances at the floodlit Roman Arena are also available with prices starting from just €26 all the way to the top price of €330, plus booking fee.


Barbiere Di Siviglia in the Arena di Verona – Depart 29th June 2023

  • Return Flights with Aer Lingus
  • 5 nights in the 4* Hotel Leon D’Oro with breakfast
  • Ticket to the Barbiere Di Siviglia on 30th June 23 (21:00 – Seats: Armchair)
  • Prices from €1,465 per person sharing.


La Traviata in the Arena di Verona – Depart 11th July 2023

  • Return Flights with Aer Lingus
  • 4 nights in the 4* Hotel Fiera with breakfast
  • Ticket to La Traviata on 14 July 23 (21:00 – Seats: Silver Armchair)
  • Prices from €1119 per person sharing.


Tosca in the Arena di Verona – Depart 29th August 2023

  • Flights with Aer Lingus
  • 4 nights in the 4* Hotel Montresor Hotel Palace with breakfast
  • Ticket to Tosca on 01st Sep 23 (21:00 – Seats: Palatium Armchair)
  • Prices from €979 per person sharing.

*Please note that all our ticketed seats are armchair seats for added comfort!

4 Night Escorted Tour to the 2023 Opera Festival - Sold Out

To book or for more information:

Call: (01) 888 7840


Website: Institute for CultureTravel

Choose your travel date and performance of choice and let us do all the work for you. We will create your bespoke package including tailor-made travel itinerary, flights, hotel accommodation and opera tickets.