Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Rome: Hours, Address, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma Reviews: 4/5

Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
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09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Sunday
09:00 - 13:30
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Neighbourhood: Esquilino
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighbourhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic centre. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.
How to get there
  • Repubblica - Teatro dell'Opera • 3 min walk
  • Termini • 5 min walk
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FlyingYarmo
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I went to see Teatro dell'Opera's production of Carmen at the Baths of Caracalla and found it TERRIBLE. I am an American theatre designer, love original productions, and was excited to see Carmen set on the US/Mexican border - politically, I feel, is important to bring to the public eye. Unfortunately, the director seemed to end his work at the location and didn't bother to figure out how to make it meaningful or how to make it flow with the story, lyrics, or elegant music. Why bother with the setting if it did nothing but confuse the audience and distract from the story? In addition, as an American, I was appalled by the racist portrayal of the Mexican people who were shown to be vulgar and brutal with Mexican women seen embracing their abusers and Carmen, a pole dancer!!! Hip hop (NOT Mexican) was poorly attempted to Bizet's music as the opera began and was a terrible distraction, and the other "dancing" in the opera and background "choreographed" movements appeared to be poorly improvised, at best. I couldn't help thinking that the director's intention was simply to shock the audience with something "different." Rather than actually saying something meaningful about the setting, he just threw in the same-gender coupling, a transvestite prancing around the stage, and female performers (not male) arbitrarily stripping down to their underwear to change clothes for no apparent reason. Needless to say, I left at intermission and MANY others also left at the same time.
Written 26 July 2022
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Ms_R33480
Palm Beach, FL634 contributions
While the production of Ernani was wonderful the theater was disappointing.

The staff were really nice and helpful, everyone we came in contact with. An usher actually escorted me half way to the cafeteria to buy water.

The production and acoustics were great. The ubbertittles were difficult to read from my vantage point, they had them in English and Italian but they are small and hard to read.

The theater was a big disappointment, I had expected a grand opera house, like in Paris, Barcelona. Milano, Vienna, instead the front is a horrible sort of modern facade with no charm whatsoever. The interior apperas to date from an earlier era and it is unique because with the exception of the orchestra section and the "bleachers", the entire theater has individual boxes. It could be beautiful, but it is not. It is run down, faded, and a little depressing. Outside the perimeter it is covered with garbage all over the sidewalks.

How sad that such good performance was being held in a potentially beautiful venue but so lack of upkeep and so neglected.
Written 5 June 2022
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Patrick M
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
My wife and I attended a wonderful performance of Puccini's Turandot at Teatro dell'Opera. The venue itself is amazing and the production was superb. The performances by the principal singers and orchestra were excellent. Altogether it was a great experience that we both highly enjoyed.
Written 18 April 2022
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Gina C
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Friends
The Teatro itself is absolutely stunning to visit.
We watched a ballet mid afternoon on a Sunday. The third act was my favorite.
Highly recommend.
Written 5 March 2022
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AK 59
Kazan, Russia127 contributions
Visited to hear Verdi, by the resident orchestra.
Great to be back attending a renowned venue, and hearing fantastic renditions of this classic composer.
Well produced and well received performance.
Written 12 September 2020
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dapper777
Monaco32,185 contributions
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It is one of the most important Italian theaters dedicated mainly to opera and ballet.
The Opera House in Rome is known also as 'Teatro Costanzi', from the name of its creator, Domenico Costanzi.
In neo-Renaissance style, the theater was inaugurated in the presence of the king of Italy in 1880.
Later, in 1926, the Municipality of Rome bought it and took over its management.
The extension and renovation works were then entrusted to the architect Marcello Piacentini, who increased the three original tiers of boxes by one and installed an extraordinary Murano crystal chandelier, now considered the largest in the world.
Piacentini also intervened in 1956 for a further extension and restoration.
The works, which included, among other things, office spaces and the reconstruction of the façade in a twentieth-century style, were completed in 1960.
Today the theater, renowned for its excellent acoustics, has a capacity of about 2200 seats.
The Teatro dell'Opera of Rome has a truly curious history: it was commissioned by Domenico Costanzi, an entrepreneur specialized in the construction of hotels and its first name was in fact Teatro Costanzi.
The businessman decided to build it next to the Quirinale Hotel, also creating a secret passage that connected the two buildings so as to allow artists to move from the theater to the hotel without being seen.
Later, it was sold to the Municipality of Rome which transformed it into one of the most important theaters in the capital.
If you like opera and ballet, you shoud go and see it, at least once, and enjoy one of its wonderdul productions.
Written 1 September 2020
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Johnnyboy
Liverpool, UK19 contributions
This was our first opera and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The staff were excellent and welcoming on arrival, our box seats were superb and we enjoyed a wonderful performance of Eugene Onegin. The orchestra were brilliant and their were some wonderful stage performances .
Written 4 March 2020
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Selina F
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia19 contributions
We had a superb evening here watching "Serata Jerome Robbins" which included Glass Pieces - still astoundingly modern, close to 40 years since its creation! The acoustics were superb...with a rich yet mellow quality of sound from the incredible orchestra. The theatre felt very intimate (even though it is not exactly tiny)....and it was utterly beautiful. Seats were very comfy. We had read other reviews mentioning the heat and stuffiness, but being winter we had no such issues and all we were wishing was for this magical evening to go on forever....!
Written 20 February 2020
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Arkady G
Petah Tiqwa, Israel258 contributions
Nice and impressive inside Opera theater. Friendly staff. Excellent performances. If You like opera and/or ballet it is must visit place in Rome.
Written 13 February 2020
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Adam R
22 contributions
Couples
This was my first opera experience

Most operas are 3-5 hours long with multiple intermissions. It’s not required that you dress up, but I would recommend at least business casual. You cannot take drinks into the theatre, but everyone rushes to the bar at intermission for a drink. An English translation of the dialogue is shown on a screen above the stage, which is nice.

We purchased “limited visibility” tickets. This is for the box seats lining the side of the theatre. Normally 3-4 people per box. I was unable to see about 1/3 of the stage. However, the music and experience was great. Hard to beat for $40 and tickets purchased a day before the opening.
Written 18 January 2020
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  • Sun - Sun 09:00 - 13:30
  • Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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