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Verdi Festival, Parma

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Verdi’s passionately romantic music is loved so passionately that the Verdi festival has spread from Parma to include Parma and surrounds: Modena, Reggio and Emilia.

The strains of his dramatic melodies were born against Parma’s backdrop of churches and cobbled streets surrounding the Teatro Regio which now hosts the main events. Concerts and operas happen daily, and each day of the programme includes one of his crowd pleasing favourites: could be ‘Rigoletto‘, ‘La Traviata’, ‘Macbeth’, ‘Don Carlo’, ‘Falstaff’ or ‘Aida’, as well as his lesser known works and glorious Requiem performed by the cream of the world’s performers. You couldn’t help but fall in love with opera amongst this kind of enthusiasm for the art and the swoon-inducing heights and soars of Verdi’s music (that’s before the dramatically heaving bosoms and handsome lovers are taken into account.). Love, death, love, death, love death and passion is all its glory. This festival will make you feel something.

Verdi himself was born just out of Parma in Busseto, which pilgrims will want to visit both for the many memorials (the man himself was very well loved.), and The Teatro Verdi, Museo Civico and Villa Verdi.

Teatro Regio Website.

Written by  Kat Mackintosh.

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what is the programme for 2010 Verdi Festival in Parma? Please also send list of hotels.Where is the nearest Airport to Parma? Are there places of culture to visit? How many hours is the distance from Bologna to Parma. Is there a train? Thank you. Margaret Tallon, 3 Castleknock Close, Castleknock, Dublin 15, Ireland

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Hi Margaret - if you look to the right of the review there's a link to Hotels in Parma.

When are you planning to attend? I don't have enough space to include the whole programme here...

Il Trovatore:Teatro Regio di Parma: 1, 5, 9, 15, 18, 23, 26, 28 October 2010

I Vespri siciliani (or The Sicilian Vespers):Teatro Regio di Parma: 10, 13, 17, 20, 24 October 2010

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i am interested in planning to attend the Verdi festival in oct 2009. please e mail me info about hotels, opera dates. can this trip be booked through a travel agent? If so, please give me some guidelines. several sites are written in italian which i can read. thank you

Whats is the Verdi Festival schedule in PArma 2009?

What is the schedule of operas in PArma in October 2009 for the Verdi Festival?

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They haven't confirmed the program yet, but this is where you'll find it when they do:

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