One of the main objectives of RomeConcerts is to perform Classical music and Opera in Rome, in the full Heart of the City, making it easier for tourists who are in the Eternal City to participate.
Classical music concerts in Rome enjoy many important places. The first is “Parco della musica”, which houses the “National Academy of Santa Cecilia”, one of the oldest musical institutions in the world, dating back to the sixteenth century; then there are the “Roman Philharmonic Academy”, the “University Institution of Concerts”, and many others. But all these places are far from the center of Rome: which makes it difficult for tourists to attend classical music recitals and opera concerts, unless they decide to lose much of their precious time sitting in a taxi.
For your ultimate comfort, RomeConcerts shows do not have a mandatory dress code and the hall is fully accessible
for wheelchair users.
After the music you can wrap up your evening with a picturesque walk along the river Tiber and through the heart of Rome itself. In a city known for its music and pleasures, this is an event in true Roman character!
RomeConcerts is the right choice for the high quality of its concerts and the place where they are held: in the heart of Rome, a few meters from Castel Sant'Angelo and the Basilica of San Pietro, very close to Piazza Navona and the Pantheon: it is a wonderful addition to Rome's already colourful musical schedule.
In short, RomeConcerts is the perfect stop on a beautiful day, after visiting the Basilica of San Pietro, or the Vatican Museums, Castel Sant'Angelo, or the Cloister of Bramante.
Our top rated performances in the breathtaking setting that surrounds Piazza di Ponte Sant'Angelo will take you on a musical journey you will treasure. After the concert, you can enjoy an aperitivo with the artists and get to know the people behind the music.
You can choose between the classic "Opera Greatest Hits" which, from the beginning, has climbed the Tripadvisor "Concerts and Shows in Rome" ranking, our first complete opera "Tosca", and the forecoming new shows "Romantic Piano recital in Rome" and "Italian and Neapolitan classical songs from the 19th century".
Our concert Opera Greatest Hits, Top Rated by Tripadvisor, covers a wide array of well-known opera classics. Very famous arias and duets from opera greats, like Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini will sound between walls of our intimate hall in which the musicians are just feet from the audience.
RomeConcerts' Opera Greatest Hits is a journey among some selected precious pearls of the Italian musical treasure.
It is a high quality concert which is the fruit of our immense tradition: Franz Liszt came to Italy to breath and absorb the heritage of Dante and Verdi. This is what our Opera concerts will offer you.
Just in Castel Sant'Angelo is held the 3rd act of Puccini's Tosca: the Roman Opera par excellence.
The plot of the opera takes place entirely in Rome, between the Church of Sant'Andrea della Valle, Palazzo Farnese and Castel Sant'Angelo, with the tense atmosphere that follows the echo of the revolutionary events in France and the fall of the first Roman Republic, on a very precise date: Saturday 14 June 1800, day of Marengo’s battle, between Austrian and Napoleonic troops.
Tosca’s lover, the painter Mario Cavaradossi, is a patriot linked to Jacobin uprisings and condemned to death
by Baron Scarpia, chief of Rome's Pope police.
Tosca tries to obtain Cavaradossi's freedom, and after Scarpia gave it to her she kills him to evade his love proposals.
On the bastions of Castel Sant'Angelo Mario, ready to die, sings the famous Aria "E lucevan le stelle" (Stars were lighting).
But Scarpia had tricked Tosca and execution actually take place. Tosca, seen Mario dead, committes suicide throwing herself from the castle walls.