Teatro Dell'Opera – Rome

   

Teatro Dell'Opera – Rome
The original name of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma (Rome’s Opera House) was Teatro Costanzi, from the family name of its constructor, Domenico Costanzi, who had migrated from Umbria to the new capital of Italy in 1870 in search of new business opportunities.

Costanzi awarded the project of the opera house to Achille Sfondrini, a young architect from Milan who had recently designed the Teatro Carcano in his hometown. The construction was very fast; the new opera house was ready in 18 months. Different from many other opera houses of that era, which were designed in a neoclassical style, the Teatro Costanzi was built in Renaissance-Revival fashion. The Renaissance-Revival (or neo-renaissance) style took inspiration from the architectural style of Italian buildings from the 15th century, including some of the features of the Baroque era.oy shows in full discretion, although the audibility was not as good as in open circles. Sfondrini did not only pay attention to the visual elements: he managed to design a theater that has wonderful acoustics with the help of a horseshoe-shaped interior. Originally, the theater seated more than 2,200 people, divided into three box tiers, two galleries, and the stalls. Today, after major changes and for new security regulations, the opera house can host 1,600 people.