Rome is one of the most cultural capitals of Europe with innumerable theatres and opera houses, where you can enjoy ballet, opera, musicals, concerts, comedy, and prose. Often there are many different events and here you can find best opera houses and theatres, links to its schedule and where to buy tickets.
Teatro dell’Opera inaugurated in 1890 and has a Neo-Renaissance style. It is also known as Teatro Costanzi because Domenico Costanzi built and financed its construction. In 1926 and in 1958, the theater was rebuilt by architect Marcello Piacentini.
Teatro dell’ Opera is internationally prestigious and hosts concerts by worldwide-known artists
There were performances of such celebrities as Caruso, Del Monaco, Montserrat Caballé and many others. Moreover, there are seats for up to 1600 people. It is important to note that opera and ballet performances are usually between September and June, while there is an open-air theatre in Roman Terme di Caracalla during the summer.
Teatro Olimpico, inaugurated in 1936, is one of the most diverse cultural theatres in Rome. There are dance, cabaret and musical performances. Moreover, it hosts the concerts of the Accademia Filarmonica Romana since the 1980s. Each year from March to April, there are dance performances of the International Dance Festival of Rome. It is included in the list of UNESCO since 1994. Also, Teatro Olimpico is among the three ancient Renaissance theatres that exist today. There are two seasons of performances: the spring festival II Suono dell’Olimpico and the autumn classical plays. The maximum number of guests is 400 per show.
Teatro Sistina has a great visibility from any seat. The theater designed by architect Marcello Piacentini and inaugurated in 1949 as a cinema-theater. It is a modern place with ballet, musicals, prose and concerts. In 2003, the theater was recognized as the stable theatre for Italian Musicals by the Ministry for cultural Heritage and Activities. It can seat up to 1565 guests and is one of the biggest theatres in Italy.
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Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia is one of the world’s oldest musical institutions. Founded in 1585 by a Papal bull, it received its name from Saint Cecilia, who is the patron saint of music. The academy designed and reconstructed by architect Renzo Piano. Nowadays it attracts best artists, musicians and operas.
Teatro India inaugurated in 1999 and designed as a second home for the cultural performances of the “Theater of Rome”, after the historic Teatro Argentina.
Teatro Brancaccio was designed by architect Luca Carimini and constructed by engineer Carlo Sacconi. It was inaugurated in 1926 with the name Teatro Morgana and, eventually, changed to Politeama Brancaccio. Throughout its history, the theater hosted prestigious performances from opera, ballet, prose, and musicals.
Teatro Quirino – Vittorio Gassman built in 1871 and located next to the Trevi Fountain. Throughout its history, the theater hosted prose, opera, and ballet performances. In 1914, it was reopened with a lyrical season under the direction of Master Pietro Mascagni. It can seat up to 850 guests.
The Quirino Theater features different cultural proposal in the sphere of live entertainment
Salone Margherita di Roma created as an operatic group in 1998 with the aim of hosting lyrical opera. In 1989, The Salone was opened as the Café Chantant, a place where guests could meet for a drink or dine before the performances. Margherita Savoia, to whom the theater is dedicated, is the first wife of Italy’s King Umberto. Even today, you can order a 5-course meal in one of the private boxes and there is a special menu for each opera.
L’Ambra Jovinelli is famous as the only theater in Rome with a Liberty style. Mostly, there are comedy performances. It was built in 1909 and the theatrical impresario, Giuseppe Jovinelli, wanted to create a prosaic theater.
However, in 1982, L’Ambra Jovinelli was burned and closed until the 1990s’. It was reopened in 2001 as a comedy theater and nowadays you can visit the theater for one of the performances of Italian comedians and satarists.
Teatro Argentina was inaugurated in 1732 and became the site for the cultural proposal of the “Theater of Rome.” Its leading theme has always been dramaturgical performances and prose, both modern and classical. There are seats for almost 700 guests.
The theater was originally founded over a part of Pompey Theater’s curia section
The Sala Uno Teatro inaugurated in 1997 under the direction of Shahroo Kheradmand. It is known as the Roman cultural scene with theatrical, dance, and musical performances.
It is an excellent choice to visit one of the performances as opera, ballet, comedy show or musical performance during your Roman holiday. The theaters of Rome are beautiful and impressive and we promise you an unforgettable experience!
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