22 October 2018
Airport opera live
Travellers in boarding areas B and E charmed by performances of lyric music in the series of events held by ADR with the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

The concert season at the Leonardo da Vinci Airport continued this morning as the airport hosted two performances of lyric music,

as part of a partnership between Aeroporti di Roma and the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Boarding area E, for non-Schengen international flights, and area B, dedicated to national and European flights, welcomed the young artists of Fabbrica, who performed for passengers departing on travel, in the first Young Artist Programme that offers a way for emerging Italian and foreign talents trained at conservatories and academies to join the world of public entertainment.

In today’s performance, the musicians – a soprano (Rafaela Albuquerque), a mezzo-soprano (Sara Rocchi), a tenor (Domenico Pellicola), a baritone (Andrii Ganchuk) and a pianist (Susanna Piermartiri) – interpreted excerpts from operas by Puccini, Verdi and Bizet, ranging from the Valzer di Musetta to La donna è mobile, from arias from Carmen to the quartet from Rigoletto, just to mention a few. Many passengers listened enthusiastically to the two performances, which lasted about 20 minutes each, and captured the unusual performance in photographs and videos.

This event was one of the many initiatives that the Aeroporti di Roma company launched to improve the quality of the time spent at the airport, which is an international showcase where previews of major shows are held as part of the programme in the capital city.