This year the Arena Opera Festival celebrate the 95° edition with the most beautiful operas. Take your seat in the Arena and enjoy lyrics and other events that will give you a amazing experience. The Arena of Verona, an ancient Roman amphitheater, is one of the greatest and most prestigious archaeological monuments in Europe. Built in the first century AD, it has always been a powerful and suggestive place of entertainment: gladiatorial fights, jousts, tournaments and nightly games took place against a rich scenic background. Since the 19th century, theatrical and musical performances have become a constant feature, while the Verona Opera Festival came into being on the 10th of August 1913 to celebrate the centenary of composer Giuseppe Verdi's birth. Nowadays the Arena is famous for being the world's largest opera theater.Shows will start at 9 pm in June and July, in August at 8.45 pm. Nabucco, a new stage design of Nabucco is opening the 2017 Opera Festival 23-29 June 2017 7-12-15-18 July 2017 4-9-12-18-23-26 August 2017 Aida, the opera in the Arena par excellence, will be displayed in the futuristic production under of the Catalan team La Fura dels Baus. 24-30 June 2017 5-9-11-16-20-23 July 2017 Rigoletto will be directed by Ivo Guerra. 1-6-14-19-27 July 2017 Madama Butterfly will be performed six times in the famous stage design by Franco Zeffirelli. 8-13-22-29 July 2017 11-19 August 2017 Aida directed by Gianfranco de Bosio inspired to the first stage design of Aida in 1913. 28 July 2017 3-6-8-13-16-20-24-27 August 2017 Tosca is presented in its 2006 stanging by Hugo de Ana 5-10-17-22-25 August 2017 Gala with Plácido Domingo 21 July 2017 Plácido Domingo is coming back at the Arena di Verona for a Gala Evening. Roberto Bolle and Friends 17 July 2017 Roberto Bolle returns to the Arena for the 95th Arena Opera Festival. The international étoile will perform once again in the suggestive setting of the amphitheater with an exclusive program designed for the Arena stage. An extraordinary evening dedicated to the timeless elegance of classical ballet and the creativity of modern dance.