The Neoclassical architecture, the harmony of proportions, the history and tradition make the Teatro Regio di Parma one of the most prestigious opera houses in the world.
Commissioned by the Duchess Maria Luigia of Habsburg-Lorraine, it was inaugurated on 16 May 1829 with the opera Zaira composed by Vincenzo Bellini.
The perfect acoustics of the arena decorated by Girolamo Magnani, which glows illuminated by the sparkling Astrolampo, intertwines with the popularity of the artists who performed on this theatre’s stage.
Sophisticated and elegant, like the city that welcomes it, the Regio di Parma promotes and enhances its priceless historical and cultural heritage through a rich calendar of operas, concerts, dance performances and events. Every year the Regio organizes the Verdi Festival - the only monographic festival dedicated to the most performed composer in the world, awarded in 2017 as "Best Festival" at the International Opera Awards.