If you want to have a taste of one of the most sublime expressions of Italian tradition, here is the list of Italian Opera Concerts by the opera companies residing in the most beautiful Italian cities. There’s something for every taste!
Rome – opera in Rome impresses for the historical churches and halls hosting it. Rome offers Opera e Lirica concerts, including the famous concert of The Three Tenors at St. Paul’s Within the Walls Church every Friday, and the pot-pourri of opera arias and choreography on pointe titled The Great Opera and Ballet, every Saturday in spring and autumn at the Caravita Church. Double choice for the most renowned Italian opera – La Traviata – on stage by Opera e Lirica on Tuesdays at St. Paul’s Within the Walls Church, and by Musica&Musica every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at the Margherita Salon.
Florence – Florence is the city of noble residences, like the Pugliese Palace, whose elegant halls host La Traviata at the Palace every Saturday. At the St. Monaca Church, the artists of Italian Opera Florence indefatigably perform opera concerts every day!
Venice – The fervent cultural activity in Venice impresses with a great variety of opera concerts and evocative locations, like the Prisons Palace. In its halls, the Collegium Ducale performs the concert titled Opera Singers in Venice: Rossini, Verdi, Mozart, on a number of dates in December 2019, and the Verdi Recital programme on December 21st and 28th. Every week, moreover, there are Baroque and Opera concerts and Opera and Ballet performances in Venice, at the Scuola Grande dei Carmini and San Teodoro respectively.
Milan – the avant-garde city in Italy obviously offers something unusual. Opera arias are executed as classical music concerts. It is the case of the concert titled Eroica, presenting extracts of Mozart’s Magic Flute, on October 10th, 11thand 13th at the Cariplo Foundation Auditorium, and of the concert presenting pieces by Tchaikovskij and extracts from the Don Giovanni opera, on November 15th and 17th.
Sorrento – the opera in Sorrento boasts the powerful voices of The Three Tenors, presenting a programme that combines opera arias and traditional Neapolitan songs, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at the Correale Museum of Terranova, surrounded by its luxuriant gardens.
That’s all for the upcoming concerts of the 2019/2020 Italian Opera Season in the Bel Paese of arts and singing!