Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

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Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 13:30
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The area
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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Very good

AK 59
Kazan, Russia121 contributions
Great to be back
Sep 2020
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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Monaco30,826 contributions
Not among the oldest but certainly among the most important Opera Houses in Italy
Jan 2020 • Friends
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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Liverpool, UK17 contributions
First Opera
Feb 2020
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
Feb 2020
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, Israel224 contributions
Place for classic music lovers
Feb 2020
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
Help for first-timers
Dec 2019 • 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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philippe c
Geneva, Switzerland25 contributions
Un Romano a Marte, Opera by Montalti; World premiere for masochists
Nov 2019
we booked tickets for this world premiere of a newly created opera;
This is always a risk, but we wanted to visit the theatre building also ..
First disappointment, the premiere was not in the main building but in a small theatre nearby. Admittedly this was cosier for a small audience.
Modern opera is always a risk so we went in with low expectations and the performance did indeed disappoint badly; At no single moment did we discover a melody, harmony, enjoyment. Just pain on the ears, this must have been the purpose of the whole enterprise.
The background video was at times inspired, too bad for the rest of the presentation.
The composer refused to greet the audience and acted positively bored.
A Fiasco!
Its biggest quality: it lasts only 1 hour!
Avoid this performance
Written 29 November 2019
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London, United Kingdom43 contributions
Idomeneo by Mozart- amazing experience
Nov 2019 • Couples
My husband and I watched this opera by Mozart. The quality of the production was amazing. The orchestra was brilliant. Most of the audience was really dressed up creating a wonderful atmosphere. The service at the bar is excellent and efficient. To top this off, the icing on the cake, the manager very kindly rearranged our seats so we had a proper view of the stage - I’d accidentally got limited view tickets assuming that the theatre like most London theatres are open. This theatre, aside from the stalls is just seats in boxes so bear that in mind as this impacts visibility. Just wanted to say thank you so much to the manager for this it really made the difference to both of us and our evening.
Written 17 November 2019
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New Orleans, LA4 contributions
So sorry Mozart!
Oct 2019 • Couples
Theater is beautiful. Production of Don Giovanni left something to be desired. I am no opera expert but this interpretation was in bad taste and dragged on forever. It was disappointing and way too expensive. We left Rome and went to Florence where we saw three soprano divas in the church of Santa Monaca in the otroarno neighborhood who sang selections from authentic Italian opera classics. This performance which was one fifth of the cost in Rome was ten times more moving.
Written 9 October 2019
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New York City, NY63 contributions
Beautiful opera house
Sep 2019
We went to the opera one night on our Rome trip and loved it. The hall is one of those classic European-style horseshoe-shaped rooms, with tiers of little boxes all the way to the elaborately decorated ceiling. A real experience. We sat on the floor and the site lines were great; many people in the balconies complained about obstructed views, however. The sound was very good. We bought our tickets online in the U.S. Other than most things on the website being in Italian, which made me worry whether I was correctly handling the order, it was pretty easy to do. (you just print out your tickets and bring them)

People were smartly dressed, so bring out your good clothes for this evening; no shorts/tee shirts. There was a red carpet laid across the courtyard to the front door of the opera house, so we felt quite fancy strolling down it when we arrived that night or the performance. At intermission, you can get a glass of Prosecco and stand outside the hall drinking, also a nice touch. All and all, an impressive evening.

Hint: the opera house is a 5 minute walk from Termini Station. So you can just take a subway or bus there from anywhere in Rome and walk.
Written 5 October 2019
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Teatro dell'Opera di Roma is open:
  • Sun - Sun 09:00 - 13:30
  • Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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