19 December 2017
Opera music lands at the airport
Opera music lands at the airport for the first time, thanks to the partnership between ADR and the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. An innovative programme of musical events for passengers in 2018

Two distinctive features of Italian cultural tradition known throughout the world, opera and bel canto, have made their way to Leonardo da Vinci airport. Thanks to a partnership between Aeroporti di Roma and the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, passengers departing from and arriving at Fiumicino in 2018 can attend a series of opera performances in costume right in the Terminals. They will be taking part in a musical and artistic experiment that is original and greatly innovative.


The initiative was launched this morning with a flashmob in Terminals 1 and 3 at Fiumicino, where the talents of “Fabbrica Yap” of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, wearing their stage costumes, sang pieces from “La Traviata”, “Tosca” and “Aida” for a large crowd. Italian and overseas travellers and tourists were left absolutely astounded by the performance in an unusual and original location.


Particularly intrigued were international passengers and tourists from Boarding Area E for Non-Schengen flights, mainly Americans and Chinese, who, on several occasions applauded the two sopranos Erika Beretti and Valentina Varriale and baritone Timofei Baranov, accompanied at the piano by maestro Edina Bak. Arias by great composers rang out through the airport terminals in Fiumicino, giving passengers an emotional listening experience, an exceptional souvenir from Italy, and Rome in particular.


The partnership between ADR and the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma further strengthens the culture and entertainment offered by the Leonardo da Vinci airport to its passengers. Thanks to the collaboration with key institutions and cultural bodies in Rome - including the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, the Auditorium Parco della Musica and the Parco di Ostia Antica - the capital’s airport has been transformed into one of the main locations to promote, at a national and international level, the artistic activities and initiatives held in the city.



Over the coming days, Christmas festivities at Fiumicino will see additional entertainment initiatives - such as the gospel singers on 21 December - to celebrate Christmas with the airport’s international passengers. This particular and innovative strategy to welcome and entertain passengers reaffirms Fiumicino’s pole position in the third quarter of 2017 in the Airport Council International’s European classifications for quality services.





Valentina Varriale, Timofei Baranov

from La Traviata, Giuseppe Verdi

Violetta and Giorgio Germont: Madamigella Valery…Pura siccome un angelo

Giorgio Germont: Di Provenza il mar, il suol


Erika Beretti

from Tosca, Giacomo Puccini

Vissi d’arte


Erika Beretti, Valentina Varriale, Timofei Baranov

from Così Fan Tutte, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Soave sia il vento



Valentina Varriale

from La Traviata, Giuseppe Verdi

Addio del passato


Erika Beretti

from Aida, Giuseppe Verdi

Ritorna vincitor


Timofei Baranov

from Poliuto, Gaetano Donizetti

Di tua beltade immagine


Erika Beretti, Valentina Varriale

Maria Wiegenlied, Max Reger