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LOCATION

We are present in two venues, both in the center of Rome



Our venues

Our venues has been widely described by our guests as "intimate", "with excellent acoustics", and help to experience something like a private concert with the artists at a few feet distance and in which a familiar atmosphere thrives, especially after the concert when the artists mingle with the audience toasting and chatting.

St. Andrew's Church of Scotland

In the heart of Rome, close to Quirinale Palace

Our new venue, in which we will start operating with the 2021 Christmas Concerts, is the Scottish church in the center of Rome, close to Quirinale Palace, located a few meters from famousVia delle Quattro Fontane. From our venue you can reach in 5-10 minutes walk both the famous Trevi Fountain, Barberini Square and Via Veneto.

It is comfortable, bright and with a nice private courtyard that leads to the entrance allowing the spectators to gather before or after the concert for speaking and for tasting our Prosecco.

The acoustics is excellent and the seats allow an effective Covid-19 distancing: any pew being suitable for six people we now accomodate three people each.

St. Andrew's Church of Scotland
St. Andrew's Church of Scotland

Tradition claims that St. Andrew was martyred and buried in Patras, Greece. Later most of his relics were transferred to the city of Constantinople and a small portion to Scotland. The relics in Constantinople were taken by the Crusaders after their violent sacking of the city in 1204 and transferred to the Duomo di Sant'Andrea in Amalfi, Italy. It is from this source that many cities within Europe have received their relics of St. Andrew.

Many Churches in Rome honor St. Andrew:

  • Sant'Andrea della valle, located along the Corso Vittorio Emanuele II;
  • Sant'Andrea delle Fratte, near the Spanish Steps;
  • Sant'Andrea al Quirinale, south of the Barberini metro stop: it was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini;
  • Chiesa del Gesù, located along the Corso Vittorio Emanuele II: the first chapel on the right side of the nave is dedicated to St. Andrew;
  • St. Andrew of the Scots, a deconsecrated late 16th century national church, located at Via delle Quattro Fontane.

Methodist Church of Ponte Sant'Angelo

In the heart of Rome, a few dozen meters from Sant'Angelo Castel, close to St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums

Only a few dozen meters far from Hadrian Mausoleum (Sant'Angelo castel: the Pope's castel) we are on the route of some of the most famous visited sites that attracts million of visitors from all over the world (St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican museums).

The hall is warm on winter and fresh during the hot summer days: since the doors open 15 minutes before the concert starts you can relax a little after a day spent walking around.

Reviews

A must

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Small concert room but really enjoyable. I highlyrecommend this event.
Extraordinary atmosphere, close to the stage.

Reviewed on TripAdvisor Jul 11, 2019 by paulalbrecht2016

Amazing concert, perfect setting

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When we first went into this small church, we were really wondering what we might hear. Then, the wonderful sounds of a professional opera singer came into the space and we were stunned with the beauty we heard. The concert ended much too early and we went out into the evening changed by the event. What a Fantastic performance!

Reviewed on TripAdvisor Jul 03, 2019 by KentuckyWonderer

Powerful and Intimate

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Wonderful pianist with an amazing tenor and soprano in an intimate setting. The singers were moving throughout and around the audience singing and feeling the emotion of the arias. A wonderful experience I would do again and again.

Reviewed on TripAdvisor Mar 28, 2019 by Wander15966555867, Dover, Arkansas

Exercise opera singing so close you can touch it

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I saw Rome Concerts with Alessandro Fantini (tenor), Federica Giblisco (soprano), and Giovanni Velluti (pianist) perform last night. They perform in small venues so you can get close, which is a real treat. It was a Christmas Concert. The concert alternated between arias, a piano piece, and then another opera with the greatest Napolina music like Funiculì, Funiculà and of course O Sole Mio. The pianist played Chopin and Liszt and told short anecdotes about their relationship with Italy at a time when most composers lived in Paris. Federica is a strong opera and she is a beautiful woman. The men will swoon. They signers wandered in and out of the crowd at the end let me take pictures with them. The tenor has a strong voice. The singers shared champagne with the audience. I have seen opera from the front row of the Met and the National Opera in Washington DC many times but this was the first time it was so close.

Reviewed on TripAdvisor Dec 23, 2018 Walker R, Malaga, Spain

Wonderful experience

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The performers are very talented and yet so friendly and approachable. The explanation in English before the opera songs help us appreciate them even more. It is a small church, so we all get premium seats. One of the highlights of our Rome trip.

Reviewed on TripAdvisor Dec 13, 2017 by DYSC, Melbourne

An experience to savour whether or not classical music is your thing

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My partner agreed, reluctantly, to accompany me to this performance on a spur of a moment impulse but to her surprise we both loved it. It felt so intimate and so wonderfully right in Rome. Like the music as it might have been performed when it was originally written - no vast stage with tiny figures glimpsed through binoculars and the sound coming from multiple speakers but right up close and personal. The sweat and the sawdust to borrow a phrase from boxing.
I'm no classical expert but the music was uplifting and invigorating - think mosh pit with chairs & nibbles and wine afterwards. Alternatively imagine yourself on your 18C Grand Tour taking in the experience of Rome with a personal concert. Whatever - do yourself a favour and book.

Reviewed on TripAdvisor Apr 23, 2017 by John B, Manly, Australia

Rome Opera Concerts (formerly Rome Concerts) is Rated First on Tripadvisor since 2018 in the category Concerts & Shows in Rome.
Rome Opera Concerts received the TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice 2020 award for its 2019 season achievements.
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Practical information

We do not have any dress code because we know that it is difficult if you've been walking all the day long, and our venue allows people to avoid to be obliged returning to the hotel before the concert because is on the cross of many main routes when visiting Rome (Vatican, Trastevere, Prati, Popolo Square, Venice Square, the Roman Forum).

We are fully accessible for wheel chairs, and our concert Opera Greatest Hits and Romantic Piano is also a perfect choice if you want an introduction to Italian Opera.

And finally we don't have different prices for seats because all our seats are so close to the scene!

The enveloping acoustics offer a different experience depending if you choose to seat three feet far from the musicians or in last pew, which is 30 feet from the scenes. And in Tosca's highlights and other Opera Great Hits you are placed in the middle of the action, having singers moving between rhe few rows of seats.
This is to give the audience not only an Opera but an experience.

 
 

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