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What to do in Rome after dinner

The night is long: what to do in Rome when the sky grows dark 

 

In 1883 Friedrich Nietzsche wrote: “‘Tis night: now do all gushing fountains speak louder. And my soul also is a gushing fountain. ‘Tis night: now only do all songs of the loving ones awake. And my soul also is the song of a loving one”. Night is the time in which song rises up, in which music plays and fills the soul with love. What to do in Rome when the moon glows in the sky? After the satisfaction of an excellent dinner and then a walk among the “gushing fountains”, finally the time comes for opera music to whisk you away without a care in the world.

 

What to do in Rome? Visit the “Virtuosi dell’opera di Roma”  

 

Opera season never ends. Starting at the end of the 16th century, opera became part of our musical culture, but it was often thought of as a difficult genre, open only to a select elite. However, thanks to great performers such as Luciano Pavarotti, former misconceptions have faded and now everyone knows and can appreciate opera music. So, when you are wondering about what to do in Rome at night, consider the Virtuosi dell’opera, in English The Opera Virtuosos. Why? You know that when someone talks about a “virtuoso” in music, you can expect to hear a performer who has mastered their instrument or extraordinary voice. Choose the best!

 

What to do in Rome: dream in music

The orchestra of the Virtuosi dell’opera di Roma will take you through the history of traditional Italian opera so you can get acquainted with a very important aspect of the “Bel Paese”. You will hear “La Traviata“, the opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi, or “The Greatest Opera Arias“, or “The Three Tenors“, a tribute to the three worldwide geniuses of opera: Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and José Carreras.

The members of this entirely privately funded orchestra were chosen from among the best representatives of the art of opera, and entrusted to the skills of the great conductor Adriano Melchiorre. When asking what to do in Rome, how could any doubts remain?

 

What to do in Rome at night: places of splendour

 

The most beautiful city in the world provides unforgettable settings for music: the historic Teatro Salone Margherita theatre (coming soon) and St. Paul’s Within the Walls church. Opera in a church—isn’t that delightful? Situated on Via Nazionale just a few steps from Piazza della Repubblica, the church, which was built at the end of the 19th century, awaits you in all its neo-Romanesque and neo-Gothic splendour. Inside, the three naves allow the sound to carry in an incredible way. 

 

Ok, now that you know what to do in Rome after dinner, be sure you don’t miss the chance!

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