Spectators watch Rossini’s ‘’Barbiere di Siviglia’’ at the Verona Arena, in Verona, Northern Italy, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. After the colossal Roman-era Verona Arena amphitheater lost audience and prestige, nearly closing two seasons ago under a mountain of debt, artists and public that have sustained it are putting hopes for a relaunch in 57-year-old former singer Cecilia Gasdia, in her first season as general manager.
Spectators watch Rossini’s ‘’Barbiere di Siviglia’’ at the Verona Arena, in Verona, Northern Italy, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. After the colossal Roman-era Verona Arena amphitheater lost audience and prestige, nearly closing two seasons ago under a mountain of debt, artists and public that have sustained it are putting hopes for a relaunch in 57-year-old former singer Cecilia Gasdia, in her first season as general manager. Martino Masotto AP Photo
Spectators watch Rossini’s ‘’Barbiere di Siviglia’’ at the Verona Arena, in Verona, Northern Italy, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. After the colossal Roman-era Verona Arena amphitheater lost audience and prestige, nearly closing two seasons ago under a mountain of debt, artists and public that have sustained it are putting hopes for a relaunch in 57-year-old former singer Cecilia Gasdia, in her first season as general manager. Martino Masotto AP Photo

Soprano Gasdia reboots troubled Verona Arena opera festival

August 12, 2018 09:25 AM