Verdi Festival Begins in Parma

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:30

The Verdi Festival returns this October to Parma to celebrate the great opera composer hailing from the nearby town of Roncole di Busseto.

The festival begins today, October 10, the day of birth of Giuseppe Verdi, and takes place at the Teatro Regio in Parma, but also in Busseto and other nearby locations, the area in Emilia-Romagna known as "Verdi's lands", where the music genius spent most of his life.

Audiences can experience the love stories of "La forza del destino" and "La traviata" and the dancing of the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala from Milan, take in the performances of great stars such as Mariella Devia and Raina Kabaivanska, in concert with the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, the Choir of the Teatro Regio and Michele Pertusi, the Orchestra and the Choir of the Teatro Regio of Turin, and the Music Conservatory “Arrigo Boito” of Parma.

The Verdi Festival continues until November 4.

For the detailed program, click here