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A beautiful lens through which to experience Roma
Ms Elwood (Elwood, Victoria, Australia
Victoria, Australia Australia)
I so loved my first evening with Opera Omnia that I signed up for a second event two days later. Music, poetry, architecture and art came together to provide a magical insight into key events and places in the history of Rome. I would strongly recommend any event involving Opera Omnia. They provide a way of connecting that cannot be delivered by sightseeing.
Lovely Holiday Concerto
USA (Syracuse, NY
The photo indicated instruments, but it was solely vocal. A surprise to us. Wonderful performance and location. We really enjoyed the evening.
Lovely way to spend an hour or two.
Julie Brown (Rochester,
This is a great introduction to understanding a little about some of the periods of history that surround you when in Rome. The performances were very professional and surroundings inspiring so I would highly recommend this type of evening for all.
About the Theater
With so much to offer visually, Rome is a city in which music can often be neglected. Every place has its angle and it isn't easy competing with the Colosseum and the Vatican. Opera Omnia has taken a thought-provoking path in using the incredible spaces that Rome has to offer not just as a backdrop for concerts, but as a fundamental aspect in the creation and presentation of their programming. This series of concerts take place in very distinctive locations: Chiesa Sant'Agnese in Agone, Galleria Doria Pamphilj and, occasionally, Villa Farnesina. And beginning in September 2012, the fabulous "Marble Hall" of Palazzo Barberini will be on display during a new program of Baroque musical treasures. In addition to the musical performance, the service includes a 30-minute guided explanation (approximate, in English) of the premises. Each location is special in its own right and characterizes one of the many hidden jewels of the Eternal City. For the highlights of each location, click on the "Additional Information" link on the individual concert page.