The magnificent Teatro dell’Opera di Roma opera house was established in 1880 and has transformed beautifully over the years in both name and appearance, now seating over 1,500 people. Its style emphasises acoustics, with the horseshoe-shaped interior serving as an elegant echo chamber.
The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma’s outdoor summer venue is the Baths of Caracalla, Rome’s second-largest public bath area, which is surrounded by the aged drapery of Roman ruins. The theatre’s performances vary widely in substance and subject throughout the year and can be viewed with renewed enjoyment each season.
Contractor Domenico Costanzi financed Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and brought on the Milanese architect Achille Sfondrini, who was chosen for his speciality in theatre construction and modification, to help design it. The building of the theatre was notable for historical reasons as well, with the site belonging to the ancient house of Heliogabalus.
Despite occasional financial issues, the theatre has retained its world renown and appeal for grand premieres, desired as a place of artistry for both performer and spectator. Opening nights are still packed to the brim today, capturing the fascination of worldwide audiences and continuing strong in theatrical tradition.