Opera or something similar in Rome

Old Mar 17th, 2014, 02:40 PM
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Opera or something similar in Rome

We will be in Rome this May and want to see something similar to an Opera, classical music, or a show of some sort. The dates that we will be there, there is no Opera at the main opera house : ( Is there somewhere else where we could see something like this? I have come across some churches that have concert operas, but are they worth going to? Thanks in advance for the help!
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Old Mar 17th, 2014, 02:54 PM
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You gonna be there on the 8th? "Elixir of Love" might still be available. Now, for better answers tell us exactly when you WILL be in Rome, OK?
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Old Mar 17th, 2014, 02:57 PM
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http://www.vivaticket.it/index.php?nvpg[home]&change_language=1

vivaticket has listing for virtually every major event in Italy.

and there's an english version.
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Sorry, we will be there may 15-19. Thanks!
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The opera concerts in churches are not fully staged operas, and the companies are not professional companies. The singers are talented students and semi-professionals. There are no sets, and the singers wear generic 18th century costumes. There is usually a reduced cast, and no chorus. Instead of an orchestra, there is a small ensemble. The sight lines in a church are not as good as in a theatre, either. Some of the performances are a sort of concert version of an opera, while others are a selection of arias from different operas.

For classical music, I like www.classictic.com .

Some museums and churches have concerts, or combination art tours with music. The Galleria Doria Pamphilj has frequent musical events, in a sumptuous Renaissance palazzo. The Villa Farnesina has musical events on some Sundays, combined with a tour of the beautiful Renaissance villa. The Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone has an art-and-music event. I haven't been to any of them, but they sound interesting.
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Thanks bvlenci, that website was very helpful! Was looking forward to a fully staged opera, but will have to settle for less. What is the attire for a smaller event like the church of Sant'Agnese?
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I've never been there, but I'm certain that you don't need to get dressed up.
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