Operas are typically performed in their original language with Italian
subtitles. Get the full story before the opera! Select Italy offers a variety of libretti in
English to complement your opera tickets.
Dress nicely for Italian musical events. You may be turned away if you are
dressed too casually. Opening night opera performances require a full dark suit for men, an
elegant dress for ladies.
Operas, ballets and concerts can run anywhere from 1.5 to 3+ hours.
Consider your evening transportation options for returning to your hotel. Some trains or
public transportation may not be available after 10:30 pm.
Some theaters may be equipped for those with disabilities. Please contact
Select Italy for further details.
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Karla (Edens Landing, Queensland
Lovely evening at the ballet "Giselle." Ticket collection went smoothly and had excellent seats. Not being able to speak Italian was not an issue as staff at the theatre and at ticket collection were very helpful.
LouAnn (Brooklyn, New York
New York United States)
Fabulous experience except for finding a cab to get back to our hotel.
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the performance!
For a cab at the end of the evening, the theater has a taxi service available. The theater staff handles reservations during intermission.
Wonderful evening of Opera
Chris (Brisbane ,
The process of booking tickets and arrangements for collection were expertly managed by Select Italy. After checking the seat options our preferred seating request was confirmed and we had excellent seats in a lower box looking directly onto the stage.
Peg Hiscoke (uxbridge, ontario
Very enjoyable evening and no problem exchanging the voucher for tickets. The only annoyance was the taxi scramble afterwards in spite of giving our name ahead of time.
Teatro dell'Opera - so easy
Michael Collins (Carmarthen,
No problems at all. Very smooth, we just handed our printed e-mail in at the ticket office and got our tickets. Would certainly recommend Select Italy.
When the Roman opera house opened in 1880, it was named Teatro Costanzi, after the contractor who built it. During the years, the theater went through several changes of name and stylistic modifications, but finally after the end of the Italian monarchy, the theater’s name officially became the Teatro dell’Opera. Since its foundation, the Teatro dell'Opera has continued to stage magnificent productions, many of which have been truly historical. In fact, the first performance of Puccini's TOSCA took place as part of Teatro dell'Opera's 1899-1900 season. As the primary venue for opera and ballet, the Teatro dell’Opera attracts some of the most renowned musical talent in the world. During the summer, some operas and concerts are staged under the stars at the splendid Terme di Caracalla. The Baths of Caracalla are located 15 minutes away from the Circus Maximus and were the second largest Roman public baths built in Rome between AD 212 and 217. Today, opera and concerts are staged among the the central part of the bath complex ruins.