Monday, 7 July 2008

Rome: Teatro dell'Opera

The Teatro dell’Opera, also known as the Teatro Costanzi, is a popular venue for opera and ballet enthusiasts, putting out numerous major works annually. Since it’s opening in the 19th Century, the theatre has hosted some of the most celebrated productions, including "Tosca" by Giacomo Puccini in 1900, Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro" in 1964 and Verdi's "Don Carlos" in 1965, to name a few.

During the summer, the opera company offers performances at the outdoor theatre at the Baths of Caracalla, providing a great atmosphere with the ancient Roman ruins as a backdrop.

Prices vary, depending on the production. Half price tickets are offered for students, youths (under 25 years) and seniors (over 65 years), excepting tickets for the first night of a new production and for the cheapest seats. Discounts may also be offered on tickets purchased on the same day of the performance; however, it is best to buy tickets in advance for the most popular performances.

The Teatro dell’Opera is located just a few minutes walking distance from the Repubblica Metro Station. Address: Via Firenze, 72, 00184 Roma (RM), Italy.


Box Office Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 9am-1:30pm. The box office also opens one hour before performances. Reduced box office hours may be in effect in the summer months. When the theatre is closed in August and September, tickets can be purchased online.