Opera di Roma theater

Teatro dell'Opera di Roma: theatrical work in music and ballet

The 2,200-seat Roman theater

The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma is the Roman theater designed for musical performances and ballet. It is also known as Teatro Costanzi, from the name of its creator, Domenico Costanzi. The Rome Opera House was built in only two years in the neo-Renaissance style, which was very popular at the time. The 1,100-seat theatre (eventually expanded to 2,200 seats) was inaugurated on November 27, 1880, with a celebration that included King Umberto I of Savoy and Queen Margherita of Savoy.

In 1926 the theater was purchased by the municipality of Rome; renovation and expansion began, under the watchful eye of the architect Marcello Piacentini. Among other features, Piacentini had the largest crystal chandelier in Europe installed, which still enriches and embellishes the theater today. Piacentini was commissioned for a second expansion that took place from 1956 to 1960. With this project, the theater reached its current capacity and appearance. It is in this environment that TMA has revisited the theater seats, integrating them perfectly.

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A theater armchair with an original line.

Theater of the Opera di Roma: a story that doesn't go out of fashion

The structure made with a design derived from the 1926 armchair, contains original elements: the restoration of the wooden frame underneath the armchair highlights the fine workmanship of the wood and adds character with additional details.

Each element has been studied carefully, and respects the antique armchair, adding improved elements from the point of view of ergonomics, seat rotation system and materials.

The theater armchair thus presents convenience and comfort in the name of classic theatre.

Bespoke seat

Distinctive and ergonomic, yet familiar

The armchairs’ dark beech wood form provides an updated, yet historic profile for the traditional red velvet seat and back upholstery.

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