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Arena di Verona



The Arena di Verona Festival honours Italian stage director Franco Zeffirelli, and his legendary production of Turandot.

Starring Anna Netrebko as Turandot, this Puccini masterpiece tells the story of a princess whose beauty was only comparable to her cruelty. She will only marry a prince capable of solving her riddles, but if he fails, he will die…

Filmed live, under the stars, in the beautiful and historic Arena di Verona. This imposing cinematographic production brings to life imperial China through its immersive scenery and scenes, enriched by sumptuous costumes of the Oscar-winning Japanese costume designer Emi Wada.


Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences.

For booking information please go here.

Cast and Creatives

Music: Giacomo Puccini
Set Designer: Franco Zeffirelli
Costume Designer: Emi Wada
Chorus Master: Ulisse Trabacchin
Ballet coordinator: Gaetano Petrosino

Turandot: Anna Netrebko
Timur: Ferruccio Furlanetto
Prince Calaf: Yusif Eyvazov
Liu: Maria Teresa Leva

Arena di Verona Orchestra, Chorus and Corps de Ballet
Conductor: Marco Armiliato


Tue. 22 Aug, 2023


19:00 - 22:00


  • Availability: Tickets on general sale