Applauses, encores and a standing ovation for Opera on Ice
Verona, 22 September 2012 - Opera on Ice worked its magic again this year in the Arena di Verona, which was a full house. The 12,000 spectators enjoyed the skating show of the great champions that captivated the public with as many as 3 encores.
The many people who had been queuing up at the entrances since early in the afternoon, something that had not happened since the good old times of the opera at the Arena, show that Opera on Ice has fully achieved its goal of bringing young people closer to opera through skating.
The night’s show showcased the world’s best skaters, among them Carolina Kostner, Stéphane Lambiel, Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte, Evgeni Plushenko and Shizuka Arakawa, along with new opera talents accompanied by the over 200 singers and musicians of the Verona Arena’s Choir and Orchestra, with Fabio Mastrangelo as conductor.