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Euridice opéra séjours culturels
Vérone 12
Arrangement from Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 August 2024, 4 nights  Arena Festival
Gala Plácido Domingo, the 21
Noche Española
Arena
Aida - G. Verdi
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) wrote his “Aida” at a politically highly explosive time: Germany and France were on the brink of war (Franco-Prussian War 1870/71), which is why the premiere could not take place until a year later after the scheduled date: Because both the stage sets and the costumes were stuck in the Prussian occupied Paris. The opera had been commissioned by the Egyptian Viceroy Ismail Pasha. However, not, as often wrongly assumed, for the inauguration of the Suez Canal, but for the opening of the new opera house in Cairo in 1871. Aida shows the versatility of this exceptional Italian composer in its entirety: large-scale mass scenes and choruses are juxtaposed with equally intimate, chamber-play-like scenes that reveal a soul drama that is ingenious in every detail. In this respect, the work can certainly be interpreted as a turning point in Verdi’s oeuvre, as it not only focuses on the vocal parts, but also assigns a new and leading role to the orchestra. Verdi received the 150,000 gold francs demanded for his composition, probably the highest honorarium granted to a composer to date. In addition, he demanded his own trumpets for the famous Triumphal March, the so-called Aida trumpets, which had to be commissioned as a special production. Today "Aida" is one of the most successful of the great operas of the 19th century.
Aida - G. Verdi, the 22
Arena
Carmen - G. Bizet
Carmen is undoubtedly one of the most popular and most performed operas in the world. Its premiere in 1875 at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, however, was only a moderate success: The outrageous new realism, the brutality and vehemence in the actors’ actions, and not least the shady milieu, overwhelmed the conventional Parisian audience, which was stuck in old patterns of thought. The opera is set around 1820 in Seville, Andalusia, and is based on the novella of the same name by Prosper Merimée. The libretto was co-produced by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy (nephew of composer Jacques Fromental Halévy and also cousin of Georges Bizet’s wife). Shortly after its premiere, Carmen began its triumphal march across the world via Vienna and the rest of Europe, a triumph that continues to this day. The theme and plot of this opera inspired numerous artists to create independent works, and various (opera and dance) films as well as ballets were made. Georges Bizet (1838-1875), however, unfortunately did not live to see the triumph of his sensual and passionate masterpiece. Exactly three months to the day after the first performance, he succumbed to a fatal heart attack at the age of only 36.
Carmen - G. Bizet, the 23
Arena
Tour price Vérone 12 from
 
Price per person in double room
Due Torri *****
3 280 €
Accademia ****
2 430 €
Please contact us for individual supplement.
The tour price per person includes
Private transfers airport-hotel-airport.
Double room accommodation including breakfast.
Very good show seats.
Repatriation assistance (for residents of western Europe only).
Autres informations

On request, we can also offer you a higher category of room or accommodation.

Car rental, entry tickets for museums and exhibitions, as well as a large choice of shows can be reserved as a supplement. A private guided discovery tour of the city can also be added.

Feel free to contact us to modify, cut short or extend your A la carte stay.
Contact
Euridice Opéra
5 rue du 4 septembre
13100 Aix-en-Provence
France

Téléphone
+33 (0) 442 91 33 91

contact@euridice-opera.fr

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