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Rome Opera Theater Foundation
Fondazione Teatro dell'Opera di Roma Capitale


• Opera Season
• Ballet Season
• Summer season at the Baths of Caracalla
• the projects • Beyond the Opera • Film – Opera • OperaCamion
• collateral initiatives

Other rooms or locations

Costanzi Theatre,
National Theatre,
Respighi Hall,
Caracalla's thermal baths


Department of Education and Training:
Dance school
Choral Singing School
Youth Orchestra
Young Artists Program Factory

Museum space

Historical and audiovisual archive

Born in 1880, on the initiative of the entrepreneur, Domenico Costanzi, the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma has written important pages in the history of opera and dance. Since its origins it has been the setting for memorable events, such as the world premieres of "Cavalleria Rusticana" by Pietro Mascagni in 1890 or "Tosca" by Giacomo Puccini in 1900. In its many seasons, many world-famous conductors and performers have trod the scenes. Throughout its history, the Theater has also shown a special aptitude for innovation and experimentation. Today, as in the past, it is committed to enhancing tradition in a key attentive to contemporaneity.

The primary commitment of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma Foundation is to spread the knowledge and enjoyment of music, opera and dance, nationally and internationally. For this purpose, he realizes opera, ballet and concert performances in Italy and abroad. It also carries out research, training and music education activities. As part of its institutional and statutory purposes, it directly provides for the ordinary maintenance and management of the theaters entrusted to it, preserving and enhancing their historical and cultural heritage.

In recent years, with over 265,000 spectators and about 290 performances a year, the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma has achieved important objectives both in terms of reputation and in terms of increasing demand. The international dimension, achieved thanks to the excellence of the productions and the numerous collaborations with the largest theaters in the world, has also been sealed by prestigious awards, such as the Abbiati Prize.

The claim "Roma Opera Aperta" summarizes the commitment to build a theater open not only to the city of Rome, but also to new audiences and, at the same time, to enhance the extraordinary ability of musical theater to tell and interpret our time .


(In the image above, the facade of the Costanzi Theater in the reconstruction by Marcello Piacentini)

Rome Opera Theater Foundation


Originally the theater, able to accommodate 2212 spectators, had three tiers of boxes, an amphitheater and a gallery, all surmounted by the dome, of exquisite workmanship, frescoed by Annibale Brugnoli. With the acquisition of Costanzi by the Municipality of Rome, the theater became the “Teatro Reale dell'Opera” and a partial restructuring was arranged, entrusted to the architect Marcello Piacentini. Therefore, closed on November 15, 1926, it was inaugurated again on February 27, 1928. With the advent of the Republic, having acquired the current name of "Teatro dell'Opera", the building underwent in 1958, by the will of the Municipal Administration , further renovation and modernization.
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