academia barilla  October 2007

The Italian Opera Festival Verdi 2007 Opens Today in Parma, Italy

One of the most important cultural events of the Italian cultural [...]

Festival Verdi in Parma One of the most important cultural events of the Italian cultural winter scene, the Festival Verdi, opens today its 2007 edition.

The event is a must for Italian opera and lirica lovers, as the Festival dedicates the entire month of October to Giuseppe Verdi, the Italian opera Maestro, with daily concerts performed in some of the most prestigious opera theaters of Italy, such as Teatro Regio and Teatro Farnese.

Teatro Farnese in Parma, Italy The Italian opera Festival, as our Italian Food Lovers readers know, is held in Parma, Italy, home to Giuseppe Verdi. Teatro Regio, one of the major venues for the month-long event, publishes the entire schedule of opera shows, for those interested to the full calendar.

Teatro Regio in Parma, ItalyThe Festival opens today, October 1, 2007, with one of the most famous operas from the Maestro, Luisa Miller. Check the details of the three-acts opera on Wikipedia, who dedicates an entire page to the famous libretto.

This summer we dedicated several blog posts to the Ultimate Italian Travel Experience, the perfect travel package proposed by Academia Barilla that put together two of the most important traditions of Italy, opera and food, framing them in the beautiful context of Parma and the surrounding Italian Food Valley area – also known as Terre Verdiane in honor to one of its most famous natives, Giuseppe Verdi.

Teatro Regio in Parma, Italy

Academia Barilla proposes a 5-days trip that includes accommodation in a 5-star hotel in the center of Parma, gourmet meals, two opera shows from the Festival Verdi, an hands-on cooking class at the Academia Barilla Culinary School (with typical menus from the 19th century, the era of Giuseppe Verdi), guided tours of Parma and some of the most beautiful locations of the Italian Food Valley to visit the land of Giuseppe Verdi, a castle, and local artisan farmers and producers of traditional gourmet food, such as Parmigiano-Reggiano – all of the above tossed with the style and the friendly but professional guidance of the Academia Barilla team in Parma.

The Octagonal Baptistery in ParmaFontanellato CastleBusseto in the Italian Food Valley

Sant'Agata Verdi, ItalyVerdi's land: BussetoItalian Food Valley - Parmigiano Reggiano producers

Busseto: Giuseppe Verdi's hometown in the heart of the Italian Food ValleyFontanellato: the Opera CastleRoncole Verdi, Italy

This is definitely the best way to enjoy the Festival Verdi and discover Italy in style, a true Ultimate Italian Travel Experience. You can have a taste of this trip through the virtual tour we published on the blog, but we strongly advice all Italian food and opera lovers to go for the real thing, and check out all the booking information provided at this page of the Academia Barilla website.

Giuseppe VerdiHurry up, the Verdi Festival already opened today, and will last for this month only, until October 31 – but be aware that Academia Barilla’s tour dates are only scheduled on the following October 2007 schedule:

October 6-10, 2007
October 10-14, 2007
October 16-20, 2007
October 21-25, 2007

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