Staged in Verona’s awesome Roman Arena, along with rock concerts and a jazz festival, the opera season includes performances from some of the world’s greatest singers and musicians. This year, the season is dedicated to great Italian Director Franco Zeffirelli.
If you’re an opera fan, it doesn’t get any better than this. The acoustics, the surroundings and the performers are all top-notch, and the good news is that tickets won’t cost the earth. The opera season in Verona is geared towards a wide audience made up of seasoned opera-goers and newcomers to the genre too.
If you want to take your opera experience one step further, there is even the option at our Verona school to take a specialist Italian and opera course. The course offers a great way to learn more about opera and the people who sing it, and encompasses morning classes to work on language grammar, syntax and conversation and afternoon classes that focus on pronunciation and intonation of operatic lyrics.
If by the end of the week you’re all ‘opera’d out’, Verona and the wider region have plenty of other entertainment options to keep you busy too. If you fancy a mooch around the city, you could pay a visit to Juliet’s house, spend the afternoon browsing the main shopping area, or dine al fresco in one of Verona’s piazzas . If you’d like a break from the city, heading out to Lake Garda for a spot of sunbathing is easy and relatively inexpensive on the train. The train journey from Verona to Desenzano del Garda is around 20-25 minutes, and costs under 10 euro.
Italian and opera courses are priced at £529 for 1 week (without accommodation) and cater for a variety of linguistic levels. Find our more on Italian courses in Italy.
Please note:prices were correct at the time of writing but are subject to fluctuation according to changing exchange rates.