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La Traviata (the fallen woman) is an opera composed by Giuseppe Verdi. It has three acts and was performed for the first time at La Fenice opera house in Venice, on the 6th of March, 1853. The opera is based upon the play La Dame aux camélias (The Lady with the Camellias) by Alexandre Dumas fils written in 1852. He was the son of the dramatist and novelist Alexandre Dumas. The instant success of the play made Giuseppe Verdi, the Italian Opera composer, convert it into a drama set to music (an opera) and was performed in the following year, with a slight character change. The title of the opera refers to Violetta Valéry, the courtesan, the main character.
Lose yourself in the music of La Triviata
A Neo-Renaissance style opera house around since 1890, it has a 1920s Fascist exterior and built by Domenico Costanzi. It has earned international fame by hosting performances by many of the world-renowned artists, including Caruso, Del Monaco, Renata Tebaldi, Maria Callas, Raina Kabaivanska and Montserrat Caballé. Acclaimed orchestra conductors like Toscanini, Klemperer, De Sabata, Abbado, and Master Riccardo Musti – all have performed here since 2008. The opera house has excellent acoustics due to its horseshoe-shaped architecture and can seat as many as 1600 people at a time. However, you need to be in Rome between June and September to watch an opera performance.
This one is a bit older and dates back to 1732 and has hosted premier performances of several operatic masterpieces, starting from Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia to another masterpiece by Verdi - Battle of Legnano. Today, it hosts both classical and modern performances but can only seat a max of 700 people.
This large hall doesn’t comprise any supporting structure like columns and beams and therefore, offers excellent visibility from just any of its seats. The architect Marcello Piacentini designed the Sistina, and it was inaugurated in 1949 for showing movies. Later on, it moved on to host ballets, musicals, and concerts. Recognized by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities as the staple venue for Italian Musicals, eminent musicians like Louis Armstrong has played here. It has a seating capacity of 1565.
Been around since 1999, the name India was chosen to evoke the feel of rich history and memories. It stands exactly where the Mira Lanza factory stood before and is regarded to be a contemporary monument sufficing as the icon of 20th century Rome.
Teatro Olimpico represents the most diverse cultural realities in Rome, spanning over every art form from dance, music, authoring, classical music and even cabaret! It is one among the new Roman cultural structures and hosts some of the most important performances – like the concerts of the Accademia Filarmonica Romana and International Dance Festival of Rome.
How to Get Tickets?
Tickets to La Traviata are available at the ticket counters of every theater; else, buy them online through their respective websites. Some of them also run their own apps, and you’ll get an e-voucher directly on your smartphone. You can buy the tickets from this website too.
How To Get Around?
As you know it is an opera show which is divided into three parts play performed by different dedicated actors. When you go to the show, you need to know the entrance and exit of the hall. Apart from this remember your seat numbers so that you can get seated easily without any chaos. Remember to keep your phones on silent mode before entering the hall.
What Should I Wear?
Black tie dress code is must for every man if you are attending an opera. Ladies, please be in your formal, evening gowns.
Best Time to Visit
Every theater has its own season for hosting an opera. However, Rome is most pleasant between April and May and again from September to November. It is when the tourist population remains low; the days bright and sunny and evenings that are crisp and cool.
Will I Need a Guide?
How To Get There?
From the Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino airport, take any of the two train routes to Roma Termini, the central train station of Rome. The trains arrive every 30 minutes while the journey will take 35 minutes max.
Have a beautiful vacation with your loved ones in such a beautiful place. Enjoy every bit of it by having great food and lovely lifestyle. Dance to the beats of the city and collect all the memories you can for a lifetime.