We have a wonderful smorgasbord selection of Italian Opera Trips to tempt you to take an Italian Opera Holiday this coming year.
Whether you are an Opera Connoisseur or an Opera novice looking for a new experience we have the solution for you!
With a selection of stunningly located open air theatres to the more traditional Opera theatre house we offer the full range of Italian Opera. You would be hard pressed to find a wider range of Italian Opera Trips to such an historical collection of Italian Opera Houses.
Obviously being open air the performances are restricted to the summer with July and August being the core months, though Verona does also extend to the last week in June and the first week in September.
The stunning locations of the Opera at the Verona Opera festival and the Caracalla Opera date back to the Romans, whilst the elegant Sferisterio Arena used for the Macerata Opera Festival was built in the neoclassical days. In comparison the Puccini Torre del Lago is a baby with the arena dating back to 1990, though the Puccini Opera Festival has been in existence since 1930.
It is hard to beat the atmosphere of sitting in the middle of one of these historical wonders on a balmy warm summer’s night under the stars and surrounded by the sounds of powerful and haunting Opera. These Italian Opera theatres tend to offer the more well-known and easy going Operas as the atmosphere and general experience appeals to the less experienced Opera goers as well as the connoisseurs. Expect Aida, The Barber of Seville, La Boheme and Don Giovanni to be regulars on the schedules.
For those looking for a more traditional Opera theatre we offer the Venice Opera House Teatro La Fenice, La Scala de Milan and the Naples Opera House with the origins all dating back to the 18th Century. All of them have deep roots in Italian Opera and in their time were important hubs of commissioning many of our favourite Italian Operas for composers such as Rossini and Verdi.
These Italian Opera Houses tend to cater for the more knowledgeable Opera Buff so as well as the well-known Opera such as Tosca, Carmen and Aida there will also be a selection of lesser known Operas for the more experimental Opera buffs which vary tremendously every year.
These indoor traditional Italian Opera Houses also have the added benefit of extended performances so you can go on an Italian Opera trip year round.
For the keenest, who really want to have as many Italian Opera experiences as possible, different Italian Opera locations can be combined ; For example in July a Verona Opera Trip can be extended to include a Milan Opera Break as well so you can experience both indoor and outdoor Opera. In July and August Verona Opera and Lucca Opera make a super combination offering 2 outdoor Arenas but in very different settings. Finally the Italian Opera trio of La Fenice Venice, Verona Opera and La Scala Milan can be combined though the different schedules restrict this option date-wise.