Artisti all’Opera

Il Teatro dell’Opera di Roma sulla frontiera dell’arte da Picasso a Kentridge 1880-2017
17/11/2017 - 11/03/2018
Museo di Roma,
Nuovo Spazio Espositivo al I piano

The theatre is a universe made of artists such as musicians, composers, directors, painters and illustrators and costume designers. The story of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma is narrated through the infinite beauty of its stage settings.   #artistiallopera

The result of a joint work by some of the greatest artists of the 20th century, from Pablo Picasso to Renato Guttuso, from Giorgio De Chirico to Afro, from Alberto Burri to Giacomo Manzù, from Mario Ceroli to Arnaldo Pomodoro to end up with William Kentridge

Artists at the Opera is, in fact, the title of the new exhibition that is hosted from November 17, 2017 to March 11, 2018 at the Museo di Roma in Palazzo Braschi which is situated in Piazza Navona, in the very heart of the Roman Renaissance and Baroque architecture.

This exhibition runs through the long history of this theatre which began at the end of the nineteenth century with the premiere of Cavalleria Rusticana. “Artists at the Opera” is not only a “simple” collection of items of theatrical-art, it is also an opportunity for the visitors / spectators to get to know the exciting history of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, by learning anecdotes about great operas, by discovering “unknown” masterpieces that have escaped the attention of the great public, and by spying on the work of craftsmen, recreated through a brilliant set-up, so as to overturn the normal perspective.

Thanks to the archive collection of the Teatro dell’Opera, where more than 60,000 costumes and 11,000 sketches and drawings are kept, and thanks also to the films archive of the Istituto Luce, the visitor / spectator is allowed to enters the theatre’s backstage and appreciate from a close distance all the details that usually are detected by the audience from far away.


Museo di Roma
, Nuovo Spazio Espositivo al I piano
Opening hours

from November 17th 2017 to March 11st 2018
Tuesday-Sunday: 10 am – 7 pm
24 and 31 December: 10 am – 2 pm
Last admission 1 hour before closing time.
Closed Monday; 25 December; 1 January;
N.B For eventual openings/closures please visit the page dedicated to the Avvisi

Entrance ticket

Ticket "only exposition":
Adults € 9,00; concessions € 7,00

Family Special Price: € 22,00 (2 adults + children under the age of 18) 

Combined Ticket: Museo di Roma +  exhibition
Adults € 15,00; concessions: € 11,00


Tel. 060608  (everyday h 9.00 - 19.00)

Promoted by
Roma Capitale, Assessorato alla Crescita culturale - Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali e Fondazione Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in collaboration with Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna

Curated by
Gianluca Farinelli with Antonio Bigini and Rosaria Gioia
in collaboration with Francesco Reggiani and Alessandra Malusardi
of the Archivio Storico and Anna Biagiotti of the Costume Shop of the Fondazione Teatro dell'Opera di Roma.

Catalogue published by

Exhibition|Contemporary art
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Other information

Special thanks
Istituto Luce

In collaboration with

Organization by
Zètema Progetto Cultura
Light Design
With technical collaboration by
Aeroporti di Roma
Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane

Media partner 
Il Messaggero

Zètema Progetto Cultura
With technical contributions from

Aeroporti di Roma
Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane

Media partner
Il Messaggero

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17/11/2018 - 11/03/2018
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