Founded in the late 19th Century by the entrepreneur Costanzi, this theater was for a long time considered to be one of the most prestigious opera theaters in Europe. Having gone through some difficult years, the Teatro dell'Opera has recently returned to its status as a primary venue for opera, ballet and symphonic music seasons. During the summer, opera is staged at the lovely Terme di Caracalla or the beautiful Piazza di Siena in the Villa Borghese gardens.
The Parco della Musica-Cavea Auditorium hosts a series of concerts, festivals, events and other shows every year. It brings in some famous performers like Diana Ross, Joe Jackson and Jim Hall. 'Flamenco', 'Luglio Suona Bene' and 'PianoSolo' are three of the musical festivals held at the Auditorium each year. The Auditorium brings in a cross cultural mix of musical tastes from ballet to opera to jazz. For the best performances in Rome, visit the Auditorium while tickets are still available.
Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti has, over the years, become an excellent musical point of reference in Rome. It offers up-and-coming musicians the chance to give concerts and solo performances to a wide audience in order to win wider fame. Concerts by the likes of Richard Galliano, Roberto Cominati, Angela Hewitt and Daniil Trifonov have been held here.
This theater is famous for its cabaret and satirical shows, starring Italian actors famous in this particular field, many of whom used this theater to launch their careers. The elegant foyer recalls times gone by and attracts an aristocratic Roman audience. This theater truly provides an experience of a lifetime. For more information on event schedules and reservations, call ahead.
Commissioned by Prince Maffeo Sciarra for the production of operettas and light comedies, this theater was constructed entirely of wood in 1871. It was rebuilt in stone at the beginning of the century and owes its present appearance to the architect Piacentinin who was responsible for its restoration in the 1950s. The stage has played host to many famous Italian actors including Fregoli, Petrolini, Visconti and Gassman. Today the Quirino is managed by the Italian Theater Board and mainly offers high-quality classical and contemporary theater productions. A particularly interesting initiative is Dopo il sipario during which the audience can talk and mingle with the actors. The theater also houses seminars, meetings, conferences and art exhibitions.
Teatro Il San Carlino is one that presents a wonderful opportunity for an outing with the family. An absolutely magical place for children, this theater always organizes performances designed to encourage them to use their imagination, to get caught up in the world of Pulcinella and all the others who inhabit the world of commedia dell'arte. Even adults cannot help but get swept away by all the magic before them. A visit to this theater is sure to give a boost to your child's creativity, and you, in turn, are sure to be delighted with the results.
Located in the heart of Rome's city center just steps from the grand Piazza della Repubblica, Chiesa della Metodista (Methodist Church) hosts a variety of classical and opera performances in its main hall that can seat up to 250 people.
Ostia Antica Archeological Cruise begins its journey from Marconi bridge while giving you a panoramic view of ancient Rome, the river Tiber and the natural flora in the less traveled parts of the city. This archeological cruise operates on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Children and older citizens receive special discounts and the cruise is also handicapped-accessible.
A vibrant theater and a hot spot for performing of arts, is a vast space which can accommodate more than 400 guests. Beautiful balconies accessible through walkways, provide a panoramic view of the dramas and plays. Theater-lovers throng the place and get their tickets booked in advance.
Dedicated to Pope Paul VI, Paul VI Audience Hall is a magnificent structure built to the designs of Pier Luigi Nervi, a celebrated Italian artist. Built in the year 1971, the building is an alternative venue to Saint Peter's Square for the General Audience meet conducted by the Pope. The structure is highlighted by a breathtaking copper-alloy/bronze sculpture named La Resurrezione. A work by the artist Pericle Fazzini, it captures the agony of mankind who faced a looming threat of deadly nuclear war in the 20th Century.