Thursday, December 21, 2006
Rome opera house: Teatro dell'Opera di Roma...
For many Americans, when they think of opera, they might think of Dean Martin’s That’s Amore or of Luciano Pavarotti (who I once paid $100 to see in America!).
Everyone has their own traditions while in Rome. One of mine is to attend a Christmas opera every year. The best was when on my birthday I went to Tosca by Puccini and President Ciampi was there in the old royal box!
The drama is so Italian! To hear the arias, choruses, duets, etc. with orchestral accompaniment and costumes, scenery and action is just another operatic day in Rome!