It’s looking like a busy summer for operas, concerts and music festivals across Europe. Here are some of the very best!
Arena di Verona
16 June – 9 September, Italy
Opera performances are given in Arena di Verona, an ancient Roman amphitheatre, which was capable of holding 30,000 spectators. Performances traditionally begin at dusk and spectators on the stone seats of the arena bring small candles (the “mocoleto”), which are lit as darkness falls and the performances begin. The most famous operas Aida, Carmen, Rigoletto, Nabucco or La Traviata & more can be seen at their most spectacular way!
Festival d ́Aix-en-Provence
4 – 24 July, France
The Festival d’Aix-en- Provence is a world- renowned opera and classical music festival held every summer in the beautiful town of Aix-en- Provence in the south of France. The festival focuses on contemporary opera and features innovative productions.
Festival International d ́Art Lyrique d ́Orange
4 – 24 July, France
The summer opera festival features performances by renowned opera singers and top orchestras such as Anna Netrebko, Eastwood Symphonic or Ballet du Teatro alla Scalla.
BBC Proms (UK)
14 July – 9 September, United Kingdom
The world ́s greatest Classical Music Festival held annually in
London, UK. With works from Vivaldi, Beethoven, Stravinsky, Grieg, Holst & more, this Proms season is jam-packed full of classic composers.
20 July – 31 August, Austria
The Salzburg Festival is one of the most famous classical music festivals in the world, held every summer in Salzburg, Austria. The festival features performances by top orchestras, conductors, and soloists from around the world, as well as theater and opera productions.
25 July – 27 August, Germany
World-famous festival of Wagnerian opera held every summer in Bayreuth, Germany. The festival is known for its innovative productions and attracts opera enthusiasts from around the world.
8 August – 10 September, Switzerland
The festival features performances by leading orchestras and soloists from around the world, as well as contemporary music and chamber music concerts. Boston Sympohy Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic and many more!
Lucca Film Festival
1 – 5 November, Italy
The Festival offers screenings, exhibitions, conferences, and performances, ranging from mainstream to art-house cinema.
Lucca Summer Festival
June – July, Italy
Probably the most important music festival in Italy, will take place during the summer 2023 in beautiful town of Lucca. Great artists were invited to the festival such as KISS, Simply Red, Robbie Williams, Norah Jones, One Republic and many more!
Burning Man 2023: Animalia
27 August – 4 September, Nevada, USA
Once a year, tens of thousands of people gather in Nevada ́s Black
Rock City, a temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art & self-expression.