IFFV Spring Gala ’24

This year, International Friends of Festival Verdi’s Spring Gala will take place on May 30th, 2024 at Lincoln Center in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse of the Samuel B. & David Rose Building. The gala program will include a cocktail hour, seated dinner, silent auction, as well as opera performances and a presentation of Festival … Read more

Festival Verdi Weekend 2023

September 28 – October 2, 2023 The International Friends of Festival Verdi Weekend was held in Parma, Italy from September 28 – October 2, 2023. Those that joined us enjoyed performances of I Lombardi and Il Trovatore at Teatro Regio in Parma, as well as a performance of Falstaff at Teatro Verdi in Busseto. The … Read more

Supporting Teatro Regio’s Academies

International Friends of Festival Verdi is always looking for new ways to support educational programs that uplift artists and are centered around Verdi. This is why we are particularly dedicated to our sponsorship programs with Teatro Regio’s Academies, which include but are not limited to Accademia Verdiana, a training course for young opera singers, and … Read more

Have you ever heard about Verdi Off?

Verdi Off is the Festival Verdi collateral series of widespread events, workshops, and activities with a strong social impact. Spreading emotions, promoting cultural emancipation and integration, delighting, educating, and transmitting the fascination of the Opera, involving each spectator,enriching the lives of those who live and visit the Maestro’s lands, even in the places where music … Read more

Teatro Regio di Parma Experience

We want to go back to the most emotional moments we spent together during the 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022 Festival Verdi editions. We have wonderful memories of visiting Teatro Regio di Parma and Festival Verdi in the past.Together we can achieve much more!

There Are No Absolute Distances

A message from the International Friends of Festival Verdi President, James E. Miller, with a Special Guest. Dear Friends, it’s been a few years since we began this journey with the International Friends of Festival Verdi. I still remember the first time that I entered Teatro Regio di Parma in 2016 for dress rehearsals and … Read more

Let Us Shine!

Festival Verdi XX Edition, “Scintille d’Opera” This edition was, for a series of well know reasons, very special.  “Scintille d’Opera” (Sparks of Opera) was born to make hearts shine, despite all.   The Festival Verdi was redesigned in an open-air formula – maintaining a high range of quality – and calibrated on people’s needs and Parma … Read more


This is not only a chandelier. This is not only a logo. Dear Friends, Today I would like to show our beautiful chandelier and to tell you its story from a place you all know well, the Royal Box. This box has welcomed you though the past editions of the Festival Verdi and we really … Read more

A Curtain Never Stays Closed for Too Long

A message from the Teatro Regio di Parma General Director, Anna Maria Meo. Dear Friends, It has been a long time since we haven’t seen each other, we haven’t met in the occasion of the Festival Verdi and I just want to say a few words to tell you that we miss you, we miss … Read more