The largest staged Carmen to date receives competent rather than exciting performances from its Veronese cast.
With the exception of soprano Hui He in the title role, a less than stellar Aida that also suffers from subpar visuals.
One of the most romantic operas of all time, Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette is given a massive performance with outrageous sets and costumes and, staged most appropriately in Verona’s outdoor arena. The leads are young and appealing but the visual qualities are a bit disappointing.
An outdoors Tosca, rendered effectively by the Arena di Verona performing forces. While not a performance for the ages, the cast acquits itself quite well.