Intimissimi On Ice 2016 at Verona Arena

Two not-to-be-missed evenings of entertainment, music and fun!

From 07 October 2016 to 08 October 2016

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It is not long until the third much-awaited edition of 'Intimissimi On Ice', to be held in the splendid setting of the Verona Arena on 7 and 8 October 2016! 'One Amazing Day' is the title of the show that will be presented at Intimissimi On Ice 2016, a fantastic story set between dream and reality which will see on the stage of the Verona Arena the biggest stars of the skating world, including Carolina Kostner, Evgeni Plushenko and Stephane Lambiel!

In addition to ice skating, which remains the undisputed star of the event, Intimissimi On Ice 2016 will bring to Verona even the great Andrea Bocelli, who will accompany the opera on ice live show with the music of John Metcalfe. The beautiful voice of the tenor, amplified by the walls of the historic Verona Arena, will provide the perfect soundtrack making the show even more magical...

'One Amazing Day' tells the magical journey, from dawn to dusk, of Bel and Hero ... After being invited to a masquerade ball by a strange character, the protagonists of Intimissimi On Ice Opera pop will face a fascinating journey between surprises, fantastic and enchanted worlds. During the journey Bel and Hero meet many eccentric and colourful characters that will separate them and then bring them together only in the last act of the Intimissimi show in Verona, under a starry sky.

As always, there will be the participation of many stars at Intimissimi on Ice 2016. Italian and international guests will take in turn on the stage to offer an unprecedented event!

The Finnish figure skater Kiira Korpi will interpret Bel. Born in 1986, Kiira has won three European medals and participated in the Winter Olympic Games in Turin and Vancouver; Hero will be interpreted by the beloved Swiss skater Stephane Lambiel, a regular protagonist of Intimissimi On Ice in Verona. Famous all over the world for his personal pirouettes at very high speed, Stephane Lambiel has won a gold medal at the World Championships, silver at the 2006 Olympic Games in Turin and has been national champion nine times.

The characters encountered by the protagonists will be interpreted by other famous skaters of the international scene, such as Evgeni Plushenko, Carolina Kostner and Hot Shiver.

For the first time at the Opera on Ice in Verona, 'the Czar of Ice' Evgeni Plushenko. Undisputed champion at the Olympics in Turin in 2006, where he beat Stephane Lambiel, Plushenko is considered a Mikhail Baryshnikov on skates, who has been shown to have excellent technique hovering on the skates as if moving in the clouds.

International icon of ice skating, the Italian Carolina Kostner has already charmed the audience of the latest editions of Opera on Ice in Verona. Known to audiences around the world for her innate elegance in performing, she has won bronze medal at the Olympics in Sochi in 2014, has been European champion five times and winner of the Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating in 2011 and Italian champion for seven years. This year again Carolina Kostner is ready to enchant audiences with her wonderful performances, twirling with incredible confidence on the ice of the Verona Arena.

The ice rink of the Verona Arena will also showcase this year 'Hot Shivers', the national team of synchronized skating. Protagonists of Opera On Ice in Verona since the first edition, they have led Italy to the eighth standing in the world rankings.

Started in 2011 under the name of 'Opera On Ice' thanks to the efforts of Giulia Mancini, founder of the homonymous Company, this extraordinary show at the Verona Arena has immediately conquered the audience. In the largest open air opera stage in the world, famous ice skating champions perform on the most famous operas executed by the Orchestra and Chorus of the Arena and performed by opera singers of international renown. Worthy of note are also the choreography: a blaze of lights, colours and special effects that have made the event one of the most magical and exciting shows at the Verona Arena.

The first three editions, all sold out, have been very successful. According to international media, 'Opera on Ice' at the Verona Arena is the most exciting figure skating event in the world: even the ISU (International Skating Union) has defined it as a unique show at international level.

In 2014 a great transformation was introduced: after the agreement reached between the Balich Worldwide Shows Company and Intimissimi, a brand of the Calzedonia Group, the event changed its name to 'Intimissimi On Ice Pop Opera', and from a simple Ice Gala has become an extraordinary show that sublimely combines skating, music, song, projections and amazing scenery.

In the splendid setting of the Verona Arena, the ice show is enriched every year by the presence of big international stars. After Giorgia, Anastacia and Kiesza, guests of Intimissimi On Ice 2014, and Ellie Goulding for Intimissimi On Ice 2015, the task of accompany the artists in their performances will be given this year to the great Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli. In over twenty years of career, Bocelli has become one of the most famous Italian singers in the world and is recognized as one of the finest examples of Italian vocal tradition. He has sold over 80 million albums worldwide.

The costumes of 'One Amazing Day' Intimissimi Opera On Ice in Verona are designed by Milena Canonero, winner of 4 Oscars for Best Costumes ( 'Barry Lyndon', 'Chariots of Fire', 'Marie Antoinette' and 'Grand Budapest Hotel ') while the spectacular Verona Arena exhibition is curated by Stufish Entertainment, which has already worked on several Rolling Stones concerts, U2 and Lady Gaga. Opera On Ice Verona Arena in 2016 is directed by Kim Gavin, former director of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics; the choreography is designed once again by Nathan Clarke.

The program at the Verona Arena in 2016 will offer the public two unique and highly suggestive evenings ... On 7 and 8 October do not to miss 'Intimissimi On Ice'!

Book one of our hotels in Verona and be swept away by the magical atmosphere of 'Intimissimi On Ice'! Carolina Kostner, Evgeni Plushenko, Stephane Lambiel and the great Andrea Bocelli are waiting for you!

By Insidecom Editorial Staff