Rome Opera House, spectacular evening on a city breakRome Opera (Teatre Dell’Opera di Roma)

Piazza Beniamino Gigli

Box office hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday, 9am-1.30pm Sunday

Ticket prices range from €23 to €150

Rome Opera House, amazing evening on a Rome Holiday or Rome City Break, visitor information.
One of the world’s great opera houses, while on your Rome city break you can attend performances by some of the world’s greatest singers, conductors and ballet dancers. The doors of the opera house opened with a performance of “Semiradime” by Puccini, today it remains just as dramatic. Taking in a performance is a truly amazing evening on your Rome city break. Originally built in 1880 with the name Teatro Costanzi, the Rome Opera House was given a make-over in the 1920’s.

The rather bland facade disguises what is a most impressive and glamourous interior. Inside it is everything you would expect from a world-class opera house with rich red and gold décor throughout and near perfect acoustics.  The large house has three tiered balconies of boxes and a fourth balcony and a chandelier worthy of any opera house with 27,000 crystals. It was renamed the Teatro Dell’Opera di Roma in 1958 after undergoing many transformations and renovations.

Romantic city break take in Ballet at Rome Opera HouseThe Rome Opera House has been the site of many a world premiere, including Puccini’s famous opera “Tosca”, which is set in Rome and “Cavalleria Rusticana”, which is set in Sicily. It was here that Maria Callas famously cancelled a performance of “Norma” due to illness with the then Italian president in attendance. Many important works by foreign composers have also been premiered here including “Parsifal”, “Boris Gudunov” and “Samson et Dalila”.

For a wonderful evening in Rome a night at the Opera with recent celebrated productions including those directed by famed Italian director Luchino Visconti, of “Don Carlo” and “Le nozze di Figaro”, it will leave you with very special memories of your Rome city break.

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