Shakespeare rules Verona!

verona_shakespeareThe Arena di Verona Opera Festival is the place to be for opera buffs with a taste for Shakespeare. Running from 20 June to 7 September, the Festival’s highlights include productions of Carmen, Turandot and Madama Butterfly from Franco Zeffirelli, director of the legendary 1968 film of Romeo and Juliet.

Speaking of which, on 23 and 28 August and 6 September Charles Gounod’s opera Roméo et Juliette (Romeo and Juliet) is staged, with the immortal Veronese lovers played by Lana Kos and Vittorio Grigolo.
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