Rome: Teatro dell'Opera - Teatro Costanzi

Teatro dell'Opera (Costanzi) RomeOne of the three venues in Rome for the Teatro dell'Opera, Teatro Costanzi, which opened in 1880, is celebrated for its historical significance.

Its most famous premier, Puccini's Tosca, took place in 1900. Teatro Costanzi also premiered Cavalleria Rusticana by then 25-year-old composer, Pietro Mascagni.

Today, Teatro dell'Opera has a resident orchestra, a ballet company, chorus, as well as a staff of set designers and costume makers. Teatro Costanzi, seating more than 1600 people, has three tiers of boxes, two balconies and a Bohemian crystal chandelier, which is more than 19 feet in diameter, weighs almost six tons and has 262 lamps.

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