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Marty Whelan continues his broadcasts from the Verona Opera Festival for the Verdi gala celebrations on Monday 19 August.

It’s a special year to visit Verona and the Lake Garda region as it’s the centenary year of the festival and the bicentenary year of Giuseppe Verdi. He’ll be meeting the stars, exploring the charms of Verona and going behind the scenes at the atmospheric amphitheatre of the open air Arena di Verona a place Marty describes as “the closest thing to musical heaven on Earth”.

Marty in the Morning and guests live from Verona is broadcast in association with the Travel Department.

RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 19August, 7am-10am