Verdi Festival, Parma

This year in Italy’s province of Parma, the annual Verdi Festival will celebrate the 200th birthday of Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), Sept. 30-Oct. 31. The program will include events and performances at the Regio Theatre of Parma and the Verdi Theatre in nearby Busseto.

Performances include the operas “Falstaff,” “I masnadieri” and “Simon Boccanegra.” The composer’s “Requiem Mass” and other compositions also will be performed.

Tickets (€3-€120) went on sale June 11 online and at the Regio Theatre box office (phone +39 0521 20399, fax +39 0521 504224).