Early Bird Special: Carmen: Arena di Verona, Verona (2022)

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About the Event

Bizet's 'Carmen' comes to the Arena of Verona in a production directed by Franco Zeffirelli.

'Carmen' is one of the most popular and frequently performed operas in the repertoire. Zeffirelli offers a spectacular staging, fitting to the grand stage at Arena di Verona.

'Carmen' is an opera in four acts by the French composer Georges Bizet, based on Prosper Merimee’s novella of the same name. Written in the opera comique tradition, musical movements are interrupted by spoken dialogue. When it premiered at the Opera‐Comique in 1875, this groundbreaking opera shocked a public unready for its realism, and unused to seeing the lives of the lower classes being shown on stage. However, within ten years the tragic and passionate 'Carmen' had taken its place at the centre of the operatic canon, forming a bridge between opera comique and the fast‐emerging verismo style.

Act 1
Seville, Spain. The provocative gypsy, Carmen, works in the cigarette factory. When the women take their break, Carmen sings a ‘Habanera’ attracting the attention of all the men in the square. Only a soldier, Don José, isn’t interested in her. Piqued, Carmen deliberately throws a flower to him. A quarrel breaks out between the women. Carmen is arrested, but seduces Jose into releasing her, and escapes. José is imprisoned for allowing her to escape.

Act 2
A month later, José has just been released, and goes to meet Carmen at a tavern. With her flower in his hand, José tells her his feelings. Carmen convinces José not to report for roll call, but to stay with her and join the smugglers.

Act 3
José regrets joining the smugglers. Carmen is already in love with another man— Escamillo, a bullfighter. Carmen reads the cards and forsees a dark future.
José's childhood friend, Micaela, comes to look for him to tell him that his mother is seriously ill. José decides to go home.
The following month, Escamillo, now Carmen’s lover, is welcomed by the spectators and enters the arena. Carmen remains in the square, and José appears. He demands Carmen leaves with him, but she refuses, throwing away the ring that José once gave her. In a jealous rage, José stabs Carmen to death with a dagger, and as the crowds exit the arena, confesses to his actions.
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Practical Information

Book now to take advantage of Early Bird Specials! Tickets for Italy's famous summer opera festival available at attractive early bird prices for bookings made before December 24. Get your ticket for this unique opera performance today!

Premiere events and the Poltronissima Platinum category are excluded from the offer.

Included are:
- Ticket to the opera performance in the chosen category
- two months of free, no‐obligation access to a premium classical music streaming service
- self‐guided audio tour of Verona in English at no extra cost to you

Customer Reviews

4.3 of 5

  • Aug 2022

    la moitié vue etait tres bien car avec la pluie le spectacle a cessé

  • Michael M, United Kingdom

    Aug 2022

    Wonderful performance of Carmen.

  • Aug 2022

    Hochwertige Künstler‐Besetzung, umwerfendes Bühnenbild, flexibles Orchester, dynamischer Dirigent (mit einem Blick für die Wetterlage😄), gute Einlassorganisation mit Sicherheitsvorkehrungen‐ ein Genuss

  • Aug 2022

    Muy adecuado y sin problemas

  • Aug 2022

    la moitié vue etait tres bien car avec la pluie le spectacle a cessé

  • Michael M, United Kingdom

    Aug 2022

    Wonderful performance of Carmen.

  • Aug 2022

    Hochwertige Künstler‐Besetzung, umwerfendes Bühnenbild, flexibles Orchester, dynamischer Dirigent (mit einem Blick für die Wetterlage😄), gute Einlassorganisation mit Sicherheitsvorkehrungen‐ ein Genuss

  • Aug 2022

    Einfach ein gelebter Traum!

  • Daniel M, Germany

    Jul 2022

    Magnifique !

  • Jul 2022

    One of the best we have been to the Arena

  • Jul 2022

    Super Abend in der Arena. Das aufwendige Bühnenbild war ein Augenschmaus. Die Sänger haben Ihre Stimme voll zur Geltung gebracht. Leider haben wir auf den Stein sitzen mehr schlecht als gut gesessen. Beim nächsten Mal nehmen wir Karten für Stühle.

  • ana maria l, Venezuela

    Jul 2022

    Excelent , singers,corrography, the place. I will never forget it

  • Luis T., Brazil

    Jul 2022

    Did not give 5, because the subtitles were not working.

  • Svetlana S, Россия

    Sep 2019

    Благодарна компании за возможность посетить потрясающее зрелище в Вероне, не волнуясь о билетах, так как смогла приобрести их заранее! Рекомендую всем!

  • Godfrey G, Malta

    Sep 2019

    FANTASTIC.

  • Godfrey G, Malta

    Sep 2019

    Excellent.

  • Dávid G, Hungary

    Sep 2019

    It was fantastic, professional organization and lecture

  • Eamonn D, Ireland

    Sep 2019

    Stunning Experience

  • Hazel O, United Kingdom

    Sep 2019

    Wonderful in every way!!

  • Astrid R, Australia

    Sep 2019

    Amazing— WOW what an experience— easy entry‐ we’ll organise— sound and visuals absolutely magnificent.

  • bruno P, France

    Sep 2019

    TRES BEAU SPECTACLE DANS UN CADRE MAGNIFIQUE; a voir au moins une fois dans sa vie

  • Elaine S, United Kingdom

    Sep 2019

    Absolutely fabulous!

  • Guy M, France

    Sep 2019

    Plus que parfait

  • Judit S, Hungary

    Sep 2019

    Imposing spectacle,high quality singers /especially the two ladies/and musicians,amazing atmosphere!

  • Margaret B, New Zealand

    Sep 2019

    Wonderful spectacle and fabulous performance, all performers were excellent.

  • Harald B, Österreich

    Sep 2019

    Mega Event echt beeindruckend top organisiert tolle Plätze gute Akustik

  • Fatma Sibel O, Turkey

    Aug 2019

    I admired the performance

  • Fatma Sibel O, Turkey

    Aug 2019

    My seat was a bit back, so I couldn’t see the performers’ face mimics. Otherwise, Murat Karahan’ performance was excellent.

  • Steffi M, Deutschland

    Aug 2019

    Einfach nur Berauschend!!! Was für ein Bühnenbild, was für eine Akustik. Immer wieder gerne!

  • Ray M, United Kingdom

    Aug 2019

    This was a fantastic event and worth every Cent. The production was amazing, the sets brilliant and the organisation first class with easy entry and exit from the Arena. It was hard to believe that four hours could slip past so quickly. Well done.

  • Nicolas S, Schweiz

    Aug 2019

    Tolle Inszenierung.Erstklassige Musiker.Umwerfende Akustik.Wir kommen gerne wieder.Auch die Buchung über classictic lief bestens.

  • Lionel C, France

    Aug 2019

    Exceptionnel et inoubliable……

  • Dominique G, Canada

    Aug 2019

    Achat des billets, entree dans les arenes: 5/5. La sonorite pourrait être amelioree (amplification). Tres beaux decors, costumes, mise en scene et artistes. Tres belle soiree!

  • Jutta B, Österreich

    Aug 2019

    tolles Ambiente, beeindruckende Stimmung, perfekte Organisation

  • MICHAEL N, United Kingdom

    Aug 2019

    Magical !!

  • Frank d, Netherlands

    Aug 2019

    Very impressive!

  • Michiel B, Netherlands

    Aug 2019

    Fantastic experience. Great musical performance. Only downside was that my water bottle was taken at the entrance (500 ml soft squeeze bottle…) and someone apparently liked & took it.

  • Alexandra Z, France

    Aug 2019

    Merveilleux opéra. Très bien interprété. Décor et costumes somptueux. C'est la 3ème fois que je vois cet opéra. C'était la plus belle version. De plus tout est bien organisé dans les arènes. Les places du fond entrée E sont très bien aussi

  • Marina P, Россия

    Aug 2019

    Необычайные впечатления. Все слова только в превосходных значениях. Постановка, оркестр, исполнители, костюмы, дирижёр — лучше не бывает.

  • Gilles F, France

    Aug 2019

    très beau spectacle.

  • Gerry M, Italy

    Aug 2019

    Excellent

  • Florence D, France

    Aug 2019

    Concert et lieu magnifiques

  • ALINE M, France

    Aug 2019

    Magnifique

  • Catherine M, France

    Aug 2019

    Du grand spectacle , une des plus belles représentations des opéras de Puccini dans un cadre exceptionnel

  • vimala m, Italy

    Aug 2019

    Very well organized ….the performance was great, however, I was expecting something a lot more wow!

  • Dermot B, Ireland

    Aug 2019

    Wonderful.

  • åse b, Sweden

    Aug 2019

    En magisk kväll!

  • Caroline L, France

    Aug 2019

    Fabuleux!

  • Philippe B, France

    Aug 2019

    Soirée exceptionnelle

  • Susanne R, Deutschland

    Aug 2019

    Wunderbar— fast perfekt! Nur traurig dass so eine tolle Aufführung nicht ausverkauft ist!

  • Fabrice R, France

    Aug 2019

    Grandiose !

  • Peter B, Schweiz

    Aug 2019

    Einmalige Atmosphäre in der Arena von Verona. Meisterhafte Aufführung der Oper "La Traviata". Der Besuch hat sich sehr gelohnt!

  • Nicolina G, Deutschland

    Aug 2019

    🎼Tolle Atmosphäre 🎼

  • Denise L, Schweiz

    Aug 2019

    Gesang sehr schön aber Sitz unbequem zu eng.

  • Sylvia L, Schweiz

    Aug 2019

    Es war ein unglaublich tolles Erlebnis!!

  • Catherine G, France

    Aug 2019

    Très beau spectacle. Entrée facile placement agréable.

  • Janneke Q, Norway

    Aug 2019

    Above all the expectations

  • Dominic R, United Kingdom

    Jul 2019

    It was wonderful. The music and theatrical staging were inspiring.

  • Jørgen T, Denmark

    Jul 2019

    Fantastisk opera and setup.

  • Jack B, France

    Jul 2019

    Deuxième soir et comme hier je suis extrêmement satisfait du spectacle d’opéra à Vérone. Je ne peux que redire ce que j’ai dit hier : « Mise en scène grandiose, distribution de grande qualité et une ambiance incomparable. Toutes mes félicitations au site pour ses services, sa fiabilité et la qualité des places attribuées. Je suis un habitué des opéras en Italie, Vérone, Fenice, Scala et je ne passe plus que par ce site de réservation. « Cordialement

  • Beyanid C, USA

    Jul 2019

    Spectacular!

  • Niamh C, Ireland

    Jul 2019

    Absolutely brilliant production of Aida, truly captivating staging and wonderful performers.

  • Melanie B, United Kingdom

    Jul 2019

    The performance was spectacular this was our first opera what an experience.

  • Jack B, France

    Jul 2019

    Je suis extrêmement satisfait du spectacle. comme d'habitude, mise en scène grandiose, distribution de grande qualité et une ambiance incomparable. Toutes mes félicitations au site pour ses services, sa fiabilité et la qualité des places attribuées. je suis un habitué des opéras en Italie, Vérone, Fenice, Scala et je ne passerai plus que par ce site de réservation. Cordialement

  • Marie U, France

    Jul 2019

    Parfait bon emplacement des places une soirée fabuleuse

  • SUMIO N, 日本

    Jul 2019

    とてもいいお席で良かったです

  • Maria R, Canada

    Jul 2019

    It was superb! Excellent ! I have seen Carmen 4 times….this is the best!

  • Susan M, Australia

    Jul 2019

    Well organised evening with all Arena staff very helpful and cheerful. Be prepared to queue for couple of hours if you have unnumbered seat. But well worth it in the end

  • Philippe T, France

    Jul 2019

    La durée est longue, donc une fin trop tardive. L'idéal est de débuter à 20h

  • Mariola J, Belgique

    Jul 2019

    Ce fut une expérience enrichissante que je renouvellerai volontiers mais il est clair que les arènes ne sont pas l'endroit idéal pour découvrir un opéra que l'on ne connait pas car le coté peu intimiste du lieu ne permet pas s'imprégner totalement du spectacle.

  • Alberto S, España

    Jul 2019

    Escenografía magnifica. Cuesta un poco acostumbrarse al nivel de sonido en un recinto abierto tan diferente a un teatro de ópera. En un teatro único como este quizás debieran replantearse la ubicación de la orquesta. Poniéndola al nivel de la platea mejorarían la audición y no tienen problema con subir el nivel del escenario.

  • Veronika F, Россия

    Jul 2019

    Потрясающе!!!

  • René N, France

    Jul 2019

    BonjourTrès beau spectacle, décors fabuleux, comédiens talentueux très bonne ambiance j'y retournerai pour voir un autre spectacle merci;

  • Dr. Friedrich G, Deutschland

    Jul 2019

    Extrem gute Aufführung. Sowohl was Bühnenbild und Choreographie betrifft, als auch die Leistung der Sänger und des Orchesters. Ein großartiges Erlebnis

  • Amanda D, Ireland

    Jul 2019

    It was fantastic it was well done it was easy to get to our seat we had no problems it was wonderful

  • Veronika F, Россия

    Jul 2019

    Fantastichno!!!

  • Sven M, Sweden

    Jul 2019

    Wonderful!!

  • Alfred Z, Deutschland

    Jul 2019

    Einfach allerhöchste Stimmqualität von Anna

  • Alain S, United Kingdom

    Jun 2019

    Absolutely fantastic performance. Will be back next year.

  • MASAMI K, 日本

    Jun 2019

    会場に入るまではとても心配していましたが、スムーズに入場できました。スタッフも親切でお天気にも恵まれアイーダを楽しく感動して見ることが出来ました。

  • Dick S, Netherlands

    Jun 2019

    Total experience very worthwhile

  • Gert T, Denmark

    Jun 2019

    Fantastic Night in Verona

  • johan f, United Kingdom

    Jun 2019

    superbly sublime

  • RODOLFO S, Chile

    Jun 2019

    Unforgatable has been at 700 presentation of Aida at Verona Arena

  • RODOLFO S, Chile

    Jun 2019

    Great Leo Nucci

  • bernt t, Norway

    Jun 2019

    Fantastic organisasjon. I was very late because i was very tired after traveling. But your Garda dere highly profesjonell i come back

  • Changzhi G, 中国

    Sep 2014

    非常,非常棒!

  • Aug 2022

    la moitié vue etait tres bien car avec la pluie le spectacle a cessé

  • Michael M, United Kingdom

    Aug 2022

    Wonderful performance of Carmen.

  • Aug 2022

    Hochwertige Künstler‐Besetzung, umwerfendes Bühnenbild, flexibles Orchester, dynamischer Dirigent (mit einem Blick für die Wetterlage😄), gute Einlassorganisation mit Sicherheitsvorkehrungen‐ ein Genuss

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