Rooftop Bar Opera Show: The Great Beauty in Rome

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An exciting Opera concert, with the protagonists of the Operas by Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, Bellini, awaits you on the “La Grande Bellezza” Terrace, the rooftop recently opened to the public, and already renown to be the most beautiful one in Rome.
It is in fact the only rooftop that, from the heart of the historic center, gives you a 360 ° panoramic view of the city, from the top of the historic and sumptuous Pamphilj Palace to Piazza Navona.
Here scenes of the Oscar-winning film “The Great Beauty” were filmed. In this prestigious environment you can attend our exclusive event. The aperitif will be served: a drink with white and red wines, sparkling, or non-alcoholic drinks, and a rich selection of Italian cheeses and cold meats.
Don’t miss the chance of a unique and unforgettable experience in the eternal city.

 

Love and passion: experience the emotions of the great Italian Opera.
The Opera, or melodrama, is a form of musical performance that combines scenic action, singing, ballet. The development of this musical genre dates back to the beginning of the 600s in Italy. Already in 1637, in Venice, the first Opera House was inaugurated, proving the great success that this show had since the beginning. In Rome, the first opera in history was represented in the year 1600, La Rappresentazione di Anima e Corpo (The representation of Soul and Body), by the composer Emilio de ’Cavalieri. The first Operas had as subject historical or mythological topics. Again in Italy we have the first masterpieces of the Opera thanks to composers such as Claudio Monteverdi.
In the ‘700s the Italian Opera was represented throughout Europe, and many musicians active in the theaters of France, England, and all the way to Russia, where Italian or of Italian origin. For the same reason, today the musical terminology uses Italian words. Among the greatest Italian Operas makers of the ’700 we have Giovan Battista Pergolesi, Alessandro Scarlatti, Antonio Vivaldi. It was however in the nineteenth century that the Opera reached its maximum splendor, due to the very high artistic level of the productions, the development of the Italian technique of “bel canto” and the genius composers such as Gioacchino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, up to to Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini.

 

Duration: 110 min

Dress code: casual / elegant

A candlelight dinner on the Terrace after our event is available only by reservation. Contact us for price and menu.

 

What's included

 - 5:15pm Entrance in the Rooftop La Grande Bellezza 

 - Reserved table in your name

 - 5:30pm Italian Aperitif served: white or red wine, or non-alcoholic drink, taste of cheeses with honey and marmalade, selection of Italian salami

 - 6:00pm (November 5:00pm) Opera concert

 - Prosecco served for the final toast

 - Introduction in English to the Opera program

 - 7:00pm (November 6:00pm) Guided tour after the concert to the Terrace Borromini located at the 4th floor of the Pamphilj Palace with a wonderful view of   Navona Square.

 

We need to leave the Rooftop when the concert finishes. If you want to stay after the concert and tour please ask to our staff, we’ll let you know if there are tables available.

In case of bad weather the concert will be performed in the Innocenzo X Hall.

Program and cast

Best Arias and duets from Italian Opera.

 

Mattinata (Duetto), Ruggero Leoncavallo
E lucevan le stelle (Tosca), Giacomo Puccini
O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi), Giacomo Puccini
La donna è mobile (Rigoletto), Giuseppe Verdi
La vergine degli angeli (La forza del destino), Giuseppe Verdi
O soave fanciulla (Boheme), Giacomo Puccini
Quando men vo’ (Boheme), Giacomo Puccini
Addio fiorito asil (Madame Butterfly), Giacomo Puccini
Giusto ciel (L’assedio di Corinto), Gioacchino Rossini
Addio del passato (La Traviata), Giuseppe Verdi
Vesti la giubba (I Pagliacci), Ruggero Leoncavallo
Libiamo nei lieti calici (La Traviata), Giuseppe Verdi

 

Artists:
Paola Alonzi, soprano
Fabio Serani, tenore
Tei Kim, piano

 

Concert programme may be subject to change

Palazzo Pamphilj

Palazzo Pamphilj Via S Maria dell'Anima 30

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