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Verona and its wonderful Arena are ready for the 90th Opera Festival, that takes place from June 22nd to September 2nd 2012.
With a total of fifty performances this music season will begin with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Other masterpieces will be performed, such as Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida, Bizet’s Carmen, Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot and Tosca.
Do you like music and would you like to spend a magic evening in the famous Arena? Here is the opera schedule!!!
…And if you want to combine your passion for opera with the pleasure of a holiday in the enchanting Verona, I can suggest you some B&Bs where you can stay.
The appointment with the Verdi Festival is back again: an event of major artistic quality which is organized in honour of the great composer Giuseppe Verdi in the month of his birth.
The festival will be held from the 1st to 28th of October 2011 at the Teatro Regio in Parma and the so called “Lands of Verdi”.
There are four operas on the bill: Un Ballo in Maschera, Falstaff, la Messa da Requiem written in honor of Alessandro Manzoni and Il Trovatore. In total, you can watch 12 shows, in addition to the replicas that will be proposed in the nearby cities at the Teatro Pavarotti in Modena, the Teatro Farnese in Parma, the Teatro Verdi in Busseto and the Teatro Magnani in Fidenza.
The kermesse will offer viewers a month of music, but also a rich calendar of fringe events with free admission. In addition to famous works by Verdi, there will be concerts, seminars, listening guides, conferences, readings of the masterpieces that inspired the librettos, installations, transcripts and reductions of the works and meetings dedicated to the Master.
Caffelletto offers to match your vibrant day of music with a stay in the Lands of Verdi to the discover small villages located in the province of Cremona and Piacenza.
Our proposals for a holiday near the sites of the festival is an elegant and cosy fifteenth-century inn located in San Pietro in Cerro (Piacenza), a villa surrounded by vineyards, orchards and forests in Cortina d’Alseno (at just 20 minutes from Fidenza) or a romantic ancient fifteenth century farmhouse located on the banks of the Po river, in Stagno Lombardo, near Cremona.
On the outskirts of Turin, Italy, lies the town of Moncalieri which holds a jazz festival every year. This year is the 13th edition of the Moncalieri Jazz Festival with some 200 musicians from all corners of the world taking part. The Moncalieri Jazz Festival attracts around 30,000 visitors on average, so it’s a popular event on Italy’s musical calendar.
Highlights of the event include the Cartoon in Jazz with cartoon films shown to a jazz music accompaniment. Jazz lovers who attend the Moncalieri Jazz festival will be able to hear a range of jazz genres, from swing to acid and smooth. Performances will be held both under cover and on the streets of Moncalieri, as well as at Moncalieri’s castle.
Some of the jazz events, such as the Jazz per un Sorriso – Jazz for a Smile – initiative will raise money for good causes. The “Venanzio Venditti Jazz Quartet” and “Esagono” groups will donate a portion of the proceeds from their appearances to Italy’s Down association, AIR Down. There will even be jazz for grannies and mothers with swing sessions during which everyone can dance to traditional swing melodies.
The Moncalieri Jazz festival is just the place to be if you are a jazz fan, or you’d like to hear lots of different styles of jazz. The festival runs until 21 November 2010.
Combining a visit to Moncalieri’s Jazz festival with a visit to Turin would be a fine idea for a weekend break and for some Christmas shopping. It’s possible to fly to Turin from London’s Gatwick and Stansted airports, as well as from Paris and Brussels airports.
If you want to visit the Moncalieri’s Jazz Festival or simply visit Turin and it’s surroundings, then here are some places for you to stay in the Turin area of Italy: Accommodation in and around Turin, Italy.