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Rome opera house reopens to public as restrictions eased

Rome, Apr 28 (EFE).- Rome Opera reopened its doors on Wednesday after a months-long coronavirus-enforced closure.

The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma will mark its return with a tribute concert to legendary opera composer Giuseppe Verdi, for which tickets were sold out in 24 hours.

“It is a good sign for the near future,” said the venue’s superintendent Carlo Fuortes, referring to the enthusiastic fans who bought the tickets, which were sold at a special low price of 10 euros ($12).

Fuortes said the one-hour tribute concert will be conducted by Michele Mariotti at 8.30 pm (6.30 pm GMT) and include performances inspired from some of the composer’s works such as Macbeth, Don Carlos and the Sicilian Vespers.

On Monday, Italy returned to some semblance of normal life after it allowed cultural institutions to welcome visitors again and restaurants and bars to open up outdoor seating areas for the first time in six months.

Milan’s opera house La Scala said on the same day the restrictions were eased that it would reopen to the public with a concert performance conducted by Riccardo Muti on May 11.


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