Teatro dell’Opera di Roma Launches Fundraiser & Announces Reopening

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Fabrizio Sansoni-Teatro dell’Opera di Roma)

The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma has announced that it will reopen its theater to the public and has also begun a new fundraising campaign.

Following the new decree by the Italian government, the theater will present a concert dedicated to Verdi on April 28. Michele Mariotti will conduct the performance which will feature ballet music from Verdi’s “Macbeth,” “Don Carlos,” and “Les vêpres siciliennes.”

In a statement Superintendent Carlos Fuortes said, “Finally we can reopen the theater to our public with a joyous concert of ballet music from Verdi’s great operas.”

He added, that the company is now planning its Autumn season and that all audience members will have to abide by COVID-19 regulations in order to prevent the spread of the virus. The concert will be streamed on Rai Radio3 for audiences, not in the theater.

The theater also announced a new fundraising campaign after winning the Concorso “Progetto Art Bonus dell’anno.” The new fundraiser entitled “Una goccia di luce per l’Opera” was launched to maintain and renovate the Teatro Costanzi in order to better serve its public. Audiences can donate on the theater’s official website.