Festival Verdi is held annually in Parma and Busseto, attracting millions of music lovers from all over the world. This year, the Festival will go beyond the borders of Italy, taking place in Georgia. On August 23, 2018, a Memorandum of Understanding for a 3-year period was signed between the Festival Verdi and the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre. Under the MoU, the Theatre is granted the exclusive right to hold the Festival. The Festival is held within the framework of the Georgia, Europe program. Opera Gala, a final concert of the Festival, will feature both Georgian and international opera stars.