In Rome, do not hesitate to cross the austere façade of the Teatro dell’Opera because the hall is beautiful. Italy is the land of the Opera and the capital cannot do without a prominent venue. The great masterpieces follow one another in this magnificent setting of gold and red velvet. You have to book your tickets as soon as possible to attend an opera or ballet performance at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome because dance is also very present.
With a rich season 2018-2019, the titles not to be missed are as always, great and beautiful ballets classics like Swan Lake or Don Quixote. The original choreography of Alexander Gorsky and Marius Petipa has been revised by the great Laurent Hilaire himself. An event not to be missed as the evening devoted to the American composer Philip Glass with choreographies signed Benjamin Millepied, Giorgio Mancini and the young Sebastien Bertaud or the classic Jerome Robbins. Another great choreographer, Angelin Preljocaj, visits Rome Opera for the performances of one of his masterpieces, Snow White.
For the opera, we do not know where to look first because the headlines follow one another on the stage of the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome. Do not delay to book your opera tickets and thus make sure to attend a performance. The great Italian composers are admirably served in Rome but this season 2018-2019, it is undoubtedly Mozart who is put in the spotlight. His delightful Nozze di Figaro are programmed as well as the magical Zauberflöte in the incredible staging of Barrie Kosky and Suzanne Andrade, silent film way. Another Mozart event, Idomeneo is sung, by two tenors in the roles of Idomeneo and Idamante. All that’s missing is Don Giovanni to complete the picture. Directed by Jérémie Rhorer, the production is signed by the great Graham Vick.
Among the outstanding directors, Robert Carsen has signed some major productions such as Gluck’s recent and magnificent Orfeo ed Euridice infused with humanism (with Emöke Baráth) and Idomeneo. Renowned filmmaker Sofia Coppola is again present this season 2018-2019 with the reprise of Verdi’s La Traviata. The Italian composer obviously has his place at the Rome Opera with a splendid Rigoletto where we can applaud the new star, Lisette Oropesa.
Notable singers include Alessio Arduini (Don Giovanni and Papageno) and Vito Priante (Figaro). Valentina Varriale, Jessica Nuccio and Claudia Pavone share the role of Violetta in La Traviata. Anna Bolena of Donizetti is eagerly awaited for the confrontation of divas with in Rome, Maria Agresta, Valentina Varriale or Carmela Remigio. Svetlana Kasyan and Monica Zanettin play Puccini’s Tosca and in Rossini’s stunning Cenerentola, Annalisa Stroppa or Teresa Iervolino can be applauded facing Michele Angelini or René Barbera.
Music lovers also remember the performances of Prokofiev’s rare Fiery Angel or that divine Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) with Nadja Mchantaf and Paulo Szot. An Italian season not to be missed in the magnificent Teatro dell’Opera di Roma!