Günter Titsch © sagmalspaghetti GbR Matteo Valbusa


Explore with us local traditions, culture and history in one of Italy's most charming cities - Verona!  ON STAGE turns the city into a stage for friendship concerts, tourist excursions and workshops. 

We are very happy to invite you to our ON STAGE stage!

Günter Titsch, President INTERKULTUR | Matteo Valbusa, Artistic director


INTERKULTUR’s new project combines your wanderlust and your love of music. The ON STAGE event series is ready to check off your list of must-see cities and will do so while providing all the comforts of a non-competitive choral music event and the opportunities and delights of a tourist tour around local traditions, culture and history….and, yes, also around local fun. Worldwide landmark cities like Tel Aviv, Verona, Florence, Tirana, Lisbon and Prague these first-rate destinations will be your stage and heaven for the 4-day events which will revolve around friendship concerts, touristic tours, workshops and celebration.

The events are designed for all those who wish to combine their music with travelling, learning and experiencing of new destinations.

The schedule will include touristic activities (i.e. sightseeing), short concerts in touristic places (churches, halls), a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants.

We are still feeling the euphoria of the wonderful days On Stage in Verona!
All of us had an enriching, interesting and pleasant experience! We liked all the events - the concerts, the atmosphere among the choirs and especially the great work with Maestro Matteo Valbusa.

We appreciate the excellent organization of you and your nice team!

Hagit Liron, The Irises, Israel (Verona 2019)

We had a great weekend in Verona and are so happy that we joined the event! All together we had a great time and met a lot of nice people, got friends with some of them. And think YOU have done a great job!

Kerstin Stenbeck, Nova, Sweden (Verona 2019)

"We had a wonderful experience through participating in the festival. Thank you very much for availing the opportunity to us. We hope to meet some other time in one of the festivals and competitions."

U.C.C.S.A. Broadhurst Congregational Church Choir, Botswana (Venice 2007)

"It was a great pleasure meeting you all and I hope we will be seeing each other more in the near future. We are so happy from a week of such a wonderful festival in la Bella Italia."

Jeanne Rabin, Jean's, Israel (Riva del Garda 2009)

Registration Information

The official registration deadline has passed on November 1, 2021.

If you have not yet registered your choir for organizational reasons please contact us to discuss further details.

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Event Details

Workshop with Matteo Valbusa
Board of the Artistic Directors


Shakespeare placed star-crossed lovers Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet in Verona for good reason: romance, drama and fatal family feuding have been the city's hallmark for centuries. From the 3rd century BC Verona was a Roman trade centre with ancient gates, a forum (now Piazza delle Erbe) and a grand Roman arena, which still serves as one of the world's great opera venues. In the Middle Ages the city flourished under the wrathful della Scala clan, who were as much energetic patrons of the arts as they were murderous tyrants. Their elaborate Gothic tombs, the Arche Scaligere, are just off Piazza dei Signori.

Under Cangrande I (1308–28) Verona conquered Padua and Vicenza, with Dante, Petrarch and Giotto benefitting from the city's patronage. But the fratricidal rage of Cangrande II (1351–59) complicated matters, and the della Scala family were run out of town in 1387. Venice took definitive control in 1404, ruling until Napoleon's arrival in 1797.

The city became a Fascist control centre from 1938 to 1945, a key location for Resistance interrogation and transit point for Italian Jews sent to Nazi concentration camps. Today, the city is a Unesco World Heritage Site and a cosmopolitan crossroads, especially in summer when the 2000-year-old arena hosts opera's biggest names.

Source: Lonely Planet


How was the last time?

Are you interested in previous events of this series? Check out the last edition of ON STAGE in Verona!