There are few things more beautiful than Christmas in Rome, and you can make your sacred holiday in the Eternal City even more unforgettable with a special Christmas Concert. Set in the impressive Methodist Church on Piazza di Ponte Sant'Angelo, the performance includes classics of Italian opera, high points from the romantic piano repertoire, and, of course, the greatest Christmas songs. An aperitivo offers you the chance to share a moment with the artists and prolong the performance's magic a little more. This truly sounds like a dream Roman holiday!
The Christmas Concerts, with several iterations throughout the festive season, feature beloved melodies in aria, duet, and song form with gentle piano backing. The stripped-down arrangements will let you experience the essential beauty of every piece and will lend you new appreciation for the old masters. The programme will dazzle you with celebrated outtakes from classic opera works by greats such as Puccini or Verdi as well as from the catalogues of piano virtuosos like Liszt or Chopin.
Naturally, every Christmas Concert will feature the most famous and adored seasonal songs. As you listen to the well-known melodies and immerse yourself in the Christmas atmosphere, the authentic, enthralling setting of the Methodist Church will transport you and put you right in the season's festive mood.
When the performance is over, you will be able to meet and greet the talented artists and share a glass with them in appreciation of the beautiful performance. As the evening draws to a close, you can enjoy a walk along the river Tiber nearby and gather more Roman impressions in the most beautiful time of the year.
The Christmas Concert's doors open at 7 pm, and the performance commences at 7:30 pm. The programme runs for about 75 minutes without an intermezzo, and the aperitivo with the artists begins right after. On your winter visit to the Eternal City, this Christmas Concert will make your holiday season truly unforgettable.