Intimissimi On Ice 2015 at Verona Arena

two unmissable evenings with 'Shadows and Light - The mystery of desire'

From 09 October 2015 to 10 October 2015

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There are great expectations for the second edition of 'Intimissimi On Ice', scheduled amongst the events at the Verona Arena in 2015. In the beautiful setting of the Roman amphitheatre, on 9 and 10 October 'Shadows and Light - The Mystery of Desire' awaits you, an incredible emotional journey, a play in two acts and seven scenes where the main protagonists will be the most important figure skaters from around the world. To understand the calibre of the cast, the Olympic champions Carolina Kostner and Stephane Lambiel will perform with original costumes created for the occasion by the famous American designer and costume designer Patricia Field.

Launched in 2011 as the 'Opera On Ice' thanks to the efforts by Giulia Mancini, founder of the homonymous Company, the extraordinary performance of the Intimissimi show in Verona has immediately conquered a large audience. In the largest opera theatre in the world, famous figure skating ice champions will dance on the most famous operas performed by the Arena Orchestra and Chorus and internationally renowned opera singers. Not forgetting the incredible choreography: a blaze of light, colour and special effects that will make the opera on ice in Verona event one of the most magical and exciting shows at the Verona Arena.

The first three editions, all sold out, were a huge success. According to international media, 'Opera on Ice' Verona 2015 is the world's most beautiful festival of figure skating: even the ISU (International Skating Union) has defined it as an international unique event.

In 2014 a great evolution took place: after an agreement was reached with the Balich Worldwide Shows Company and Intimissimi, a Calzedonia Group brand, the event changed its name to 'Intimissimi On Ice Pop Opera'. From a simple ice gala, it has become an extraordinary show that sublimely combines skating, music, song, projections and amazing scenery.

At Verona Arena, the program 2015 'Intimissimi On Ice' pop will offer the public two evenings full of sensuality: the sets of this edition will be based on transparency. The choice of title 'Shadows and Light - The mystery of desire' is not random: the contrast between light and shadow will highlight the most mysterious aspects of seduction, making the show a true ode to femininity.

The greatest skaters in the world will perform romantic and spectacular choreography, accompanied by the Choir and Orchestra of the Arena which will perform the most famous operas.

Intimissimi Opera on Ice 2015, one of the most anticipated events at the Verona Arena schedule, this year Verona events in October 2015 boasts an exceptional cast, such as the icon of the international figure skating on ice, the Italian Carolina Kostner. Known to audiences around the world for her natural elegance, she won the bronze medal at the Olympics in Sochi in 2014, has been was five times European champion, winner of the Grand Prix Final figure skating in 2011 and Italian champion for seven years. Also this year Carolina Kostner has welcomed the invitation to participate in Intimissimi - Opera On Ice in 2015 and is ready to enchant the audience with her stunning performances, hovering with nonchalant lightness on the ice of the Arena di Verona. Among the events of this year, do not miss this wonderful show!

The cast will also include another great skater beloved by the public: the Swiss Stéphane Lambiel. Winner of a Gold medal at the World Championships, and a silver medalist at the Olympic Games in Turin in 2006 and nine-time national champion, Lambiel is famous all over the world for his ability to perform customized pirouettes at high speed. Do not miss his exhibition, scheduled at the Arena di Verona in 2015: you will be amazed!

'Intimissimi On Ice 2015' will also stage the Czech skater Tomas Verner; ten times national champion, European champion, who represented the Czech Republic at three Olympic Winter Games, winning a total of six medals at the Grand Prix including gold at the Grand Prix Cup of Russia in 2010.

In addition, the new edition of 'Intimissimi On Ice opera pop' will stage the pairs formed by Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte, Fiona Zaulda and Dmitry Sukhanov and Maksim Tran'kov and Tatiana Volosozhar, all three national and international award-winners.

Verona events in October for opera on ice 2015 will also host this year the national team of synchronized skating. 'Hot Shivers' who have been present since the first edition have earned Italy the eighth place in the world, winning the Italian league continuously since 1995.

In the splendid setting of the Arena di Verona, the Verona Arena shows are annually enriched by the presence of international stars: after Giorgia, Anastacia and Kiesza, guests at 'Intimissimi On Ice' 2014', the task of accompanying artists in their performances will be given this year to the great British singer Ellie Goulding. Her extraordinary voice made her a star in the world after the great success of the albums 'Lights' and 'Halcyon', her song 'Love Me Like You Do' was chosen, in January 2015, as the soundtrack of the movie '50 shades of grey', climbing at record speed the British official charts and becoming the most downloaded piece from iTunes in 33 countries. Ellie Goulding at the Verona Arena: a show within the show!

Among the Verona Arena schedule in 2015, on 9 and 10 October you should not miss 'Intimissimi On Ice'. Tickets are available in all Unicredit branches or directly online on authorised sites.

Book one of our hotels in Verona and be swept away by the magical atmosphere of 'Intimissimi On Ice'! Verona is waiting for you!

Arena Di Verona Italy events October - 2015 season presents INTIMISSIMI ON ICE

Date: 9 and 10 October 2015

By Insidecom Editorial Staff