Have you ever been to the Teatro dell'Opera in Florence?
A performance at Florence’s new Teatro dell'Opera is an experience not to be missed.
Attending a performance or concert is always a thrilling experience, but doing so in a modern and evocative theater like the Teatro dell'Opera makes it all the more exciting.
The recently completed Teatro dell'Opera was designed to guarantee the best quality acoustics and experience for its audience; its modern installations (featuring the latest technological innovations) are among the most cutting-edge in Europe.
The theater is also home to the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra, an ensemble known for performing in concerts and operas at Florence's Teatro Comunale. Today this orchestra is among the most respected and praised by both directors and audience members alike.
The Teatro dell'Opera is both modern and extremely functional: you'll find it in a recently revived area located between piazza Vittorio Veneto and Cascine Park, which is easily accessible by tram (line 1, the Porta al Prato - Leopolda stop).
In front of the theater you'll find a piazza and garden named after the founder of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Vittorio Gui. In this lush, green lawn you’ll find over 80 trees, including ash, linden and poplar trees, as well as stone seating. These features create a beautiful and welcoming environment, the perfect spot for a stroll or for relaxing in the open air. And your eyes will surely wander to the impressive and futuristic architectural complex in the background.
The entrance, adorned with striking glass windows, will propel you to another world: this structure was designed and built to celebrate the power of music and the enchanting world of opera. The horseshoe shape of the main hall contains over 1800 seats distributed between the orchestra, box seats and balcony. The outdoor cavea, a large amphitheater on the structure’s roof, can accommodate up to 2000 people and boasts breathtaking views of Florence. The auditorium, still in construction, will eventually hold between 500 to 1000 spectators.
The main hall’s suggestive air is nothing but extraordinary and its pear-wood walls ensure perfect acoustics. Built like a musical instrument, the theater’s sound is evenly distributed without distortions thanks to a dense network of thin copper chains. The stage is twice as large as the average Italian or foreign theater: its wings can hold as many as two sets ready to take the stage during intermission.
The theater’s rotating calendar presents operas, symphonic concerts and ballets in a truly extraordinary mix of theatrical experiences – all absolutely worth your while.