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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About the Theater
After devoting years of his life to working and conducting in Trieste, it is a fitting tribute that the local theatre is named after its beloved Giuseppe Verdi. Neoclassical architect Matteo Pertsch built the exquisite Teatro Verdi in the late eighteenth-century. With its stately columns, elaborate adornments and lush elegance, Pertsch clearly drew his inspiration from such houses as La Scala of Milan and La Fenice of Venice. Teatro Verdi underwent massive renovations in 1977, to restore the slightly run-down theatre to its original grandeur. Each year the theatre offers an exciting program of opera, ballet and symphony concerts that span from ancient music to the contemporary.