Rome Opera House Program
Teatro dell’Opera di Roma has gained an increase in international prestige over the years, hosting performances by world-renowned artists such as Caruso, Gigli, Del Monaco, Maria Callas, Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé and Raina Kabaivanska, as well as acclaimed orchestra conductors Toscanini, De Sabata, Klemperer, Abbado and the Master Riccardo Musti since 2008.
And 2019 season is no exception. From ballet and opera to musicals, concerts and drama, there is something in store for every theater enthusiast.
Opera and ballet performances are staged between January and November at Teatro Costanzi, while during the summer, the program takes place in the stunning scenery of the open-air Roman Terme di Caracalla.
The 2019 season opens with Giacomo Puccini’s music in Tosca, a melodrama in three acts (7 Dec – 26 Jun). On December 28th don’t miss Čajkovskij’s music in the much awaited ballet, Swan Lake (28 Dec – 6 Jan). The month of January continues with La Traviata, the famous opera in three acts after Alexandre Dumas Jr.’s La Dame aux Camélias, which will enchant you all through January with music by Giuseppe Verdi (12 – 26 Jan). Carmen will steal the show with its ballet in two acts (2-10 Feb) at the beginning of February, followed by Anna Bolena, the opera in two acts about Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII (20 Feb – 1 Mar).
In March, Orfeo ed Euridice, the opera composed by Christoph Willibald Gluck around the myth of Orpheus, debuts (15-22 Mar), followed by Serata Philip Glass (29 Mar – 2 Apr), and the operetta in three acts – The Merry Widow (14-20 Apr). May kicks off with the ballet in four acts Blanche Neige (3-9 May), The Fiery Angel – an opera in 5 acts from Valerij Brjusov’s novel and Cinderella, a dramatic opera in two acts (8-13 Jun).
While mid June, the program changes location and takes place in the outdoor Roman Terme di Caracalla. The Caracalla Extras include De Gregori & Orchestra – Greatest Hits Live (11 Jun), Ennio Morricone (15-22 Jun), Roberto Bolle and Friends (9-10 Jul), Mark Knopfler and his Band (20-21 Jul) and Stefano Bollani & Chucho Valdes (22 Jul) .The Caracalla Operas and Ballets in store are still to be announced.
From September, the program takes place once again at Teatro Costanzi and begins with Calder/Kentridge (10-15 Sep), Don Giovanni (27 Sep – 6 Oct) and the opera in three acts Don Chisciotte (15-20 Oct). The season closes with two operas, one accompanied Mozart’s music, Idomeneo, Re di Creta (8-16 Nov) and the other the winner of Teatro dell’Opera di Roma’s opera composition prize, Un Romano a Marte (22-24 Nov).
For the full program: operaroma.it