Caracalla Festival 2024, the summer program of the Rome Opera House

Experience the magic of the Caracalla Festival in Rome, where ancient history meets world-class performances under the stars. Set within the majestic ruins of the Caracalla Roman Bath ruins. The Caracalla Festival will take place from 3 June to 10 August, featuring 60 evenings of opera, ballet, concerts, theatre, circus, and cinema at the Baths of Caracalla. The program includes the opera debut of architect Massimiliano Fuksas with Tosca and Turandot, dance nights with Eleonora Abbagnato, Roberto Bolle's return, live music performances of Walt Disney's great cinema, and a tribute to the hundredth anniversary of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with Wayne Marshall. There will also be a contemporary circus, theatre, and a film festival celebrating Puccini's centenary. Renowned artists such as Sonya Yoncheva, Vittorio Grigolo, Angela Meade, Brian Judge, Ornella Vanoni, Fiorella Mannoia, Francesco De Gregori, John Legend, Antonello Venditti, and more will be performing.

On the occasion of the centenary of Puccini's death, the 2024 edition of the Caracalla Festival pays homage to the great composer with two new productions of Tosca and Turandot. The Baths of Caracalla, also known as Terme di Caracalla, provide a stunning backdrop for musical performances, with a temporary open-air stage and seating area set up during the summer months. This creates an amphitheatre-like atmosphere that shouldn't be missed. Given the dramatic setting, a passionate opera like Tosca is sure to be a big hit with music fans, including those new to opera. Tosca was first staged on 14 January 1900 at Rome's Teatro Costanzi, which is located not far from the baths.

The festival will open on July 9th with a repeat on the 10th, featuring "Dior's Roman Nights," an evening combining fashion, music, and dance. Eleonora Abbagnato, along with principal dancers, soloists, and the Rome Opera Ballet, will showcase creations by Maria Grazia Chiuri of the Maison Dior in two different ballets: "Nuit Romaine" by Angelin Preljocaj, featuring music ranging from Vivaldi to Daft Punk, and "Nuit Dansée" by Giorgio Mancini, choreographed to Philip Glass's Tirol Concert for piano and orchestra, performed live.


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