The Most Famous Opera Arias
What better way to spend your evening in beautiful Rome than immerse yourself in Italy’s celebrated opera tradition? The Most Famous Opera Arias concert in the heart of the Eternal City lets you enjoy beloved classics in an intimate arrangement for piano and voice that allows the melodic genius of generations of Italian composers to shine through. Verdi, Puccini and Mascagni all in one magnetic performance? Your seat awaits you!
The carefully curated concert The Most Famous Opera Arias occurs regularly in the Italian capital and enjoys remarkable popularity, due in equal measure to the star-studded line-up of master composers and the talent and grace of its performers. A soprano and a tenor present the famous arias and duets, supported by a grand piano that captures the spirit of the original orchestration and condenses it into an equally impressive chamber format.
As its title promises, the performance will regale you with some of the highest points in Italian opera. Giuseppe Verdi makes a strong appearance with outtakes from his dramatic La Traviata, such as ‘Sempre libera’ or ‘Libiamo nei lieti calici’, as well as from the epic Aida, like ‘Celeste Aida’. Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana thrills with ‘Preludio Atto I’ and ‘O Lola c’hai di latti la cammisa’. Giacomo Puccini completes the trio of maestros on the programme with a selection of arias from his classic operas La Bohème, like ‘Sì, mi chiamano Mimì’ and ‘Valzer di Musetta’, Madama Butterfly with the heart-wrenching ‘Un bel dì, vedremo’, and Tosca with ‘Recondita armonia’.
The Most Famous Opera Arias is an excellent way to spend a memorable evening in Rome. The event begins at 7:30 pm with a pasta tasting that gives you a sense of Italy’s flavours. Once your taste buds are satisfied, the musical portion of the evening commences at 8:30 pm, and the next 90 minutes take you through the concert’s magical programme. Let the most beloved operatic music mesmerise you!