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ph Fabrizio Sansoni

The Choir of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

The Choir of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma takes part in the artistic life of Costanzi since 1935 by the will of Tullio Serafin, Artistic Director of the Royal Opera Theater. The main task of the choir is the operatic repertoire that ranges from the eighteenth century to contemporary music. However, the Complex has distinguished itself in prestigious performances in the symphonic and sacred: it is worth mentioning the Concerts at the Sala Nervi offered by the President Giorgio Napolitano to His Holiness Benedetto XVI in 2011 and 2012. All successful tours, such as that one at the Expo Universal in 2000 in Hannover, Tosca in the Kremlin in 2003 and Nabucco in St. Petersburg in 2011. In 2004 the Choir brought Verdi’s Requiem Mass to the Sydney Opera House, after the request of Maestro Gianluigi Gelmetti. The quality of the performances was assured by collaborations with the most famous conductors such as Tullio Serafin, Victor de Sabata, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Herbert von Karajan, Karl Böhm, Bruno Bartoletti, Carlo Maria Giulini, Giuseppe Patanè, Zubin Mehta, Georges Prêtre, George Solti, Gianluigi Gelmetti. Of particular importance is the artistic association with Maestro Riccardo Muti who led the choir in prestigious productions such as Otello, Moïse et Pharaon, Nabucco, Macbeth and Attila. The most renowned Italian and foreign choir directors have always guaranteed the constant maintenance of the high musical level of this Company. Among them we remember Giuseppe Conca, Gianni Lazzari, Tullio Boni, Roberto Benaglio, Augusto Parodi, Ine Meister, Marcello Seminara. Maestro Andrea Giorgi held the management for 10 years. Starting from September 2010, under the guidance of Maestro Roberto Gabbiani who took over the management, the Choir has also undertaken a new concert activity in chamber music. In November 2022 Maestro Ciro Visco succeeded Roberto Gabbbiani at the guidance of the Choir.