You don’t need to pop up to Milan or Verona to see opera as Rome has its own opera house, which opened in 1880 – the original building was named after the contractor who built it, Domenico Constanzi. The interior is appropriately plush; Maria Callas sang here and it has hosted the premiere of Puccini’s Tosca. It has a full and varied programme (a winter 2013 highlight is Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra conducted by Riccardo Muti), and also runs an outdoor summer season of ballet and opera, set against the backdrop of the ruins of the Baths of Caracalla.
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