The Arena Verona program dates for the Opera Festival in Verona 2013 have been decided: from 14 June to 8 September 58 events and 3 gala evenings celebrating the Verona Arena Opera Festival Centenary.In 1913, the largest opera by Giuseppe Verdi - Aida - inaugurated the first night of the opera festival in Verona... One hundred years later, Aida will again be the star of the opening of the Verona Arena schedule 2013 in an edition that will celebrate both the centenary of the opera festival Arena di Verona and the bicentenary of the birth of its composer.The opera festival of Verona attracts spectators from around the world every year: the incomparable location - a Roman amphitheatre built more than 2,000 years ago - and the unusual theatrical style - with abundant traditional theatrical backdrops of three-dimensional elements, such as statues and marble columns - have made it the most superb opera festival in the world since its debut.Now in its 91st edition, the Verona Opera schedule 2013 will be dedicated to the great Giuseppe Verdi. The full Verona Arena program 2013, will present the most important works by the Italian composer - Aida, Nabucco, La Traviata, Il Trovatore and Rigoletto - including Romeo and Juliet by Gounod, a great classic also present in the past editions of the Arena Verona festival.The Opera Festival at the Verona Arena 2013 will be full of great new features, designed to celebrate the centenary of one of the greatest opera festivals in the world: from Plcido Domingo as an Honorary Artistic Director, as well as a conductor and singer, to Aida presented in two different versions - a first for the director of La Fura dels Baus and a re-enactment of 1913 by Gianfranco de Bosio. Verona opera dates 2013 for three gala evenings: July 17 directed by Andrea Battistoni, Richard fizzes and Omer Meir Wellber, August 15 Daniel Harding will conduct the greatest interpreters of Verdi and Wagner in an evening dedicated to the bicentenary of the birth of Verdi and Wagner, and finally on August 20 Placido Domingo will conduct the winners of the last editions of Operalia.The opening of the Verona Arena opera 2013 will be held Saturday, June 1: Andrea Bocelli, Jose Carreras and Placido Domingo will create an unprecedented event interpreting the most famous and suggestive arias contained in the Opera Festival in Verona.The Choir, the Orchestra and more than 500 artists will perform the most famous moments of the works in the Verona Arena program of the Centenary Festival - Aida, Nabucco, La Traviata, Il Trovatore, Messa da Requiem, Rigoletto and Romo and Juliet - among beautiful scenery and fantastic lights effects that have always characterized the performances of the Opera Festival in Verona. The opening night of the Verona Arena opera festival will be conducted by Antonella Clerici and broadcast on TV on Raiuno.91st Verona Arena opera Festival Italy 2013 is about to begin. An extraordinary Verona Arena program enriched by great events to celebrate the first 100 years of the festival which will remain in eternity!