September 16 – October 16 2023
Parma and Busseto
I lombardi alla prima Crociata, Falstaff, Messa da Requiem, Il trovatore, Nabucco
The Festival Verdi is considered one of the premier opera music events in Italy and in the world, bringing together music lovers and opera music enthusiasts in Parma and Busseto, the homelands of Maestro Giuseppe Verdi, offering a memorable and enchanting experience.
See the complete programme below and enjoy even four performances in the same week, with a guarantee of the best seats in the top category.
Don’t miss the chance to witness the beauty of Verdi’s music live on stage!
I lombardi alla prima Crociata, Falstaff, Messa da Requiem, Il trovatore, Nabucco: the works by Verdi to be performed at Festival Verdi 2023. Conductors Francesco Lanzillotta, Alessandro Palumbo, Francesco Ivan Ciampa, Giampaolo Bisanti will be taking to the podiums at Teatro Regio di Parma, Teatro Verdi di Busseto and Teatro Magnani di Fidenza, leading internationally renowned artists and the prestigious orchestras of Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini and of Teatro Comunale di Bologna. See the complete programme below.
This trip is your chance to taste the best typical products of Italy’s Food Valley, with guided tours around Parma’s historical delicatessens, discovering the unique characteristics of products such as Parmigiano-Reggiano, Parma Ham and Culatello di Zibello and pairing them with excellent typical wines.
Learn about Parma‘s art and monuments, such as the impressive Cathedral, the pink marble Baptistery and the unique wooden Teatro Farnese, and soak up the atmosphere in the Lands of Verdi, the magical places where the great maestro Giuseppe Verdi was born and lived. For example, you’ll visit the house in Roncole where he spent his early years, as well as Museo Casa Barezzi and Teatro Giuseppe Verdi in Busseto. Moreover, take the opportunity to explore the region of the Duchy of Parma, Piacenza and Pontremoli, strewn with fascinating medieval fortresses and castles.
Operas Première: La Forza del Destino and Messa da Requiem (Teatro Regio di Parma)
Price per person in double room € 687
Price per person in double in single use room € 825
Festival Verdi is not only great operas and concerts, ask us about the several events included in the programme!
Pier Luigi Pizzi, Davide Livermore, Manuel Renga sign the three new productions which will see Francesco Lanzillotta, Francesco Ivan Ciampa, Alessandro Palumbo on the podium respectively, while Giampaolo Bisanti will conduct Nabucco and Omer Meir Wellber the Gala Verdiano.
Among the protagonists on stage: Eleonora Buratto, Francesca Dotto, Lidia Fridman, Federica Lombardi, Marta Torbidoni, Clementine Margaine, Julija Matočkina, Marco Ciaponi, Freddie De Tommaso, Gregory Kunde, Riccardo Massi, Antonio Poli, Giovanni Sala, Elia Fabbian, Marko Mimica, Vladimir Stoyanov, Franco Vassallo, Markus Werba, Michele Pertusi, Marco Spotti.
It is renewed the collaboration with La Toscanini, the Teatro Comunale di Bologna and the Teatro Regio di Parma Chorus prepared by Martino Faggiani.
The charity gala concert Fuoco di Gioia, concerts and shows at the Teatro Regio di Parma, at the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi in Busseto and at the Teatro Girolamo Magnani in Fidenza.
At Wopa the lyrical-theatrical work Otello Circus and the interactive Opera Crime. At the Palazzo dell’Agricoltore, the engaging experience of A letto con Verdi and at the Teatro Regio, Alessandro Preziosi in Letteralmente Verdi.
Our private, exclusive and customisable Tour&Tickets tours aim to grant you unique and tailormade experiences that combine the best of Giuseppe Verdi’s music, art, culture and delicious food in the Italian Food Valley.
You’ll visit the places where Verdi lived, worked, and composed some of his most famous pieces, including the Teatro Regio, where many of his operas were first performed. With our expert guides and exclusive access to these iconic locations, you’ll get an unparalleled experience of the music and culture that has made Verdi a lasting icon of Italian heritage. The tours will also introduce other extraordinary artists such as Arturo Toscanini and Renata Tebaldi, who both have strong ties to Parma, proving its rich musical tradition.
Tours of monuments and works of art will be interspersed with tastings of typical foods of Parma and the surrounding area, unique and iconic delicacies famous the world over like Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Parma Ham, Culatello di Zibello, Traditional Balsamic Vinegar. You will savour the unique culinary heritage of Parma, UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, the Italian Food Valley.
And the best part? We offer all-inclusive packages that include top-category tickets to the Festival Verdi performances and the opera tour. So you can relax and enjoy the Festival Verdi without any worries about logistics or planning. We take care of everything, from transportation to accommodation, so you can focus on immersing yourself in the beauty and magic of the Festival Verdi 2023.
Our suggested Essential tour should include at least:
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