THEY PLAYED WITH OUR TIME AND SCHEDULE!
I Virtuosi dell'opera di Roma: La Traviata Ticket | Aug 2019
This was perhaps the only one and most dissatisfying part of our tour to Italy for 11 days! The reporting time mentioned on the voucher was 7,30 P.M and we promptly arrived at 7.15 P.M ( even though we had to almost struggle to get there as we had finished another full day tour just a while back and had to get back to the hotel to wash and change our attire due the exceptionally hot day in Rome and dressing up right for the Opera ).But the organizers did not seem to respect the time of tourists like us having very limited time on hand! This was our second and final night in magical Rome and we had plans for the evening with some friends over dinner in a nice place at Piazza Navona..The Theatre organizers seemed to be literally calling people from the street and were trying to fill up the seats of an otherwise vacant theatre ! It was extremely hot inside with nil air conditioning and there were no apologies given for making us wait for much more than an hour as the show actually started at 8.40 P.M - once it started we though appreciated the efforts of the performers ( and we aren't Opera illiterates by the way! ) -we were losing patience , feeling extremely suffocated and uncomfortable inside( guys put make shift fans the least !) We tried to justify the visit with due respect for the performers as well as our time and money but finally gave up after act 2 at about 9.45 P.M - of what could have been a beautiful evening went for a six and our mood was absolutely spoilt, while our friends had moved on to another place ! What a disaster - How rude and unjustified to the people who turn up on time !!!! A complete waste and a scam even though the performance we saw was fine! Our last night in Rome diluted by the unprofessionalism of this theatre. Tired , we ventured back to our hotel and never saw Piazza at night!! Sad, Sad Very Sad!!...Read more