Opera and ballet in the magical setting of the capital
The Opera di Roma, also known as Teatro Costanzi from the name of its founding father Domenico Costanzi, is located in Piazza Beniamino Gigli and is the Roman theater dedicated to symphonic opera and ballet. Among the great artists who have trodden its boards, making it one of the most prestigious places in the capital, we find the names of Pietro Mascagni, Giacomo Puccini, Ottorino Respighi, Stravinsky, Enrico Caruso, Maria Callas, Luciano Pavarotti, and Riccardo Muti. Every year there are numerous performances and shows on the program starring important Italian and international artists. While the winter opera season takes place in Teatro Costanzi, its summer program is held outdoors in the months of July and August, under the sky of Rome, in the magical setting of the Baths of Caracalla, offering a stunningly unique experience that attracts a large number of tourists every year. The Fondazione Teatro dell'Opera now also includes the National Theater,Sala Respighi dedicated to the great musician, and the Sartoria which preserves over sixty thousand old stage costumes.