Opera

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Opera events

Italy, Opera's ancestral home, offers visitors a rich choice of operatic seasons throughout most of the year. The Teatro alla Scala of Milano, the Teatro San Carlo of Napoli and the Teatro dell'Opera of Roma are world-renowned for technical perfection of performances and detailed magnificence of scenery and costumes.

The opera season lasts from December to June, as do the seasons at Italy's other major opera houses:
Teatro la Fenice (Venezia), Teatro Massimo (Palermo), Teatro Regio (Parma), Teatro Comunale (Firenze), Teatro Petruzzelli (Bari), Teatro Massimo Bellini (Catania), Teatro Comunale (Bologna), Teatro Comunale Verdi (Trieste), Teatro Comunale (Genova) and Teatro Regio (Torino).

In summer, spectacular open-air opera is presented at the Terme di Caracalla in Roma (July/August), the Arena in Verona (July/August) and the Arena Sferisterio in Macerata (July). During July and August the Teatro Rossetti of Trieste presents an Operetta Festival. Two of the most important Italian festivals of the performing arts are the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (opera, concerts, ballet, drama) in Firenze (May to June) and the Festival of Two Worlds (opera, concerts, ballet, drama, art exhibits) in Spoleto from mid-June to mid-July.

Events

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Where

Details

Bologna TEATRO COMUNALE

All seasons Largo Respighi 1 - 40126 Bologna Tel. +39 051 529011 or 529999
Fax +39 051 529934
www.comunalebologna.it

Catania TEATRO MASSIMO BELLINI

All seasons Via Perrotta 12 - 95131 Catania Tel. +39 095 7150200
Fax +39 095 321830
Ticket Office: +39 095 7150921
www.teatromassimobellini.it

Firenze TEATRO COMUNALE

All seasons Corso Italia 16 - 50123 Firenze Tel. +39 055 211158 or 213535
Fax +39 055 2779410
www.maggiofiorentino.com

Genova TEATRO CARLO FELICE

All seasons Galleria Cardinale Siri 6 - 16121 Genova Tel. +39 010 589329 or 591697 (no phone bookings)
Fax +39 010 5381335
General Information +39 010 5381305
Fax +39 010 5381233
www.carlofelice.it