A sensational city filled with history and culture, Rome attracts opera fans from across the globe. Whether new to the stage or a long-time fan, a visit to the Rome opera is a memory that will last forever.
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Teatro Dell’Opera di Roma
Rome’s most famous opera house is the Teatro Dell’Opera di Roma. This magnificent venue was founded in 1880 and was first known as the Teatro Constanzi after Domenico Constanzi, who paid for its construction. In its early years, the opera house hosted many important premieres, including Tosca by Giacomo Puccini in 1900 – now one of the world’s most famous operas.
In the 1920s, the city council in Rome changed its name to Teatro Reale Dell’Opera, the Royal Opera House, and installed several new features. It was only in the 1940s that the venue’s current name was instated, the Teatro Dell’Opera di Roma.
In years gone by, the venue has played host to world greats, including singer Maria Callas, director Luchino Visconti and composer and conductor Igor Stravinsky. Today, it’s still one of Rome’s most celebrated musical venues and a highlight of its programme is its annual open-air performances at Caracalla Baths.
Other opera attractions in Rome
The Teatro Dell’Opera di Roma isn’t Rome’s only operatic attraction. At the Teatro Piccola Lyrica, classic works are condensed into shorter performances, so it’s a perfect introduction to the genre.
This proud Italian musical tradition is also celebrated in the Operafestival di Roma, an annual event that has welcomed global musicians to perform opera in Rome since 1995.