Rome’s summer opera festival returns to the Baths of Caracalla

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Tickets for the open-air opera at the Baths of Caracalla on sale.

Rome’s summer opera season will finally return to its historic location at the Baths of Caracalla in 2022, leaving the Circus Maximus behind after two years.

The open-air opera festival took place at the Terme di Caracalla from 1937 to 2020, when the majestic setting among the ruins was deemed incompatible with Italian social distancing rules.

Once again the summer program of Teatro dell’Opera di Roma mixes opera classics with dance, theater and popular music, starting with 12 concerts by the Italian singer-songwriter Claudio Baglioniaccompanied by an orchestra (June 3-July 17).

by Leonard Bernstein Masstheatrical musical piece “for singers, musicians and dancers”, will be conducted by Diego Matheuz and directed by Damiano Michieletto on July 1, 3 and 5.

David Garrettthe German classical violinist and crossover, will perform on July 25, while the dancer Roberto Bollé and his friends will take the stage from July 12 to 14.

Carmenan opera in four acts by Georges Bizet, will be performed five evenings from July 15 to August 4, conducted by Bertrand de Billy and directed by Valentina Carrasco.

At Roland Petit’s Notre Dame of Paris lights up the stage for four nights from July 21 to August 3, as the summer opera season ends in style with The Barber of Seville by Rossini, under the direction of Stefano Montanari, on August 2, 5, 7 and 9.

All concerts and performances begin at 9:00 p.m. Tickets for Rome’s 2022 summer opera season are on sale at the box office and through the Website of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.