The Teatro Argentina theatre in Rome rises in Largo di Torre Argentina and is one of the main theaters in the city for it’s capacity, fame and prestige. It was created as an Opera Theater in 1732, and is a superb example of the “Teatro all’Italiana” style. During the centuries it hosted important Premières such as, in 1816, the Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini. It then went on over time to distinguish itself as a prose theater, hosting not only the great classics, but often supporting the works of the most daring avant-garde directors. The Theater’s tradition of mingling classic and contemporary works was one of the main reasons it was chosen to be the new “home” of the Rome Chamber Music Festival: a Festival that is rich in joyful modern crossovers with a passion for the great classics.