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50th Anniversary Night

featuring Plàcido Domingo

@ Arena di Verona 2019

Our collaboration with Placido Domingo, one of the most famous and beloved artists of the opera music scene, began in 2009. In 2019, For the celebrations of his 50 years of career on the Arena di Verona stage, we designed and curated the stage sets and video projections of opera pieces from Nabucco, Macbeth, and Simon Boccanegra.

We wrapped the big arena stage with our video projections to obtain a modular and dynamic scene with an immersive effect, able to quickly change between the three different settings.

The video dynamics and traditional scenic movements led the audience towards liquid or arid, lush or dark, naturalistic or architectural atmospheres. Babylonian palaces, ravines of a nocturnal castle, the forest, the fire of battle, marinas crossed by sails, panoramic views, and deserts have followed one another to frame the extraordinary voice of Placido Domingo.


Set & Visual Design: Ezio Antonelli

Set & Visual Design Assistant: Federica Caraboni

Set & Visual Design Assistant: Livio Savini

CG Supervisor: Roberto Santoro

CG Artist: Giuseppe Flora

CG Artist: Francesca Cianniello

CG Artist: Fabrizio Centonze

Orchestra conductor: Jordi Bernàcer

Director: Stefano Trespidi

Choreography: Giuseppe Picone

Orchestra choir director: Vito Lombardi

Dancers Supervisor: Gaetano Petrosino

Stage Set Director: Michele Olcese

Orchestra, Choir, Dance e Technical Operators of the Verona Arena



Nabucco: Plácido Domingo

Zaccaria: Marko Mimica

Fenena: Géraldine Chauvet

Ismaele: Arturo Chacón-Cruz

Anna: Elisabetta Zizzo

Abigaille: Anna Pirozzi

Gran Sacerdote di Belo: Romano Dal Zovo

Abdallo: Carlo Bosi


Macbeth: Plácido Domingo

Macduff :Arturo Chacón-Cruz

Malcolm: Carlo Bosi

Lady Macbeth: Anna Pirozzi

Un Dottore: Romano Dal Zovo

Una Dama: Lorrie Garcia


Simon Boccanegra: Plácido Domingo

Gabriele Adorno: Arturo Chacón-Cruz

Amelia: Anna Pirozzi

Fiesco: Marko Mimica

Our finest production

for the Opera