February 24, 2024

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Rome opera house returns to Baths of Caracalla with summer festival

Rome opera house returns to Baths of Caracalla with summer festival

Teatro dell’Opera di Roma provides Caracalla Competition 2023.

Rome’s opera property, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, has unveiled a bumper programme for its summer season pageant among the ancient Roman ruins at the Baths of Caracalla.

In addition to opera, the pageant will consist of a selection of genres, from symphonic songs, dance and theatre to cinema, jazz and pop concert events.

The Caracalla Festival 2023 programme spans much more than 50 evenings from 30 May right until 10 August, with the new Teatro del Portico room reserved for cinema, jazz and theatre, alongside the Teatro Grande arena.

Noting the “extraordinary turnout” of much more than 110,000 spectators final year, Rome mayor Roberto Gualtieri explained the 2023 pageant provides “an even richer and more different programme for a unique phase in the planet such as Caracalla.”

Francesco Giambrone, superintendent of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, said the goal of this year’s programme is to “create an interdisciplinary competition based on the juxtaposition of genres.”

Giambrone also mentioned the festival is “dedicated in lots of approaches to Giuseppe Verdi” amid the nationwide Viva Verdi fund-elevating campaign to assist the condition get Villa Verdi, the museum and previous property of the celebrated Italian opera composer.

The summer time competition kicks off on 30 May perhaps with a collection of pop live shows, commencing with Zucchero (30-31 May, 2-4 June) Fiorella Mannoia and Danilo Rea on 1 June Venditti-De Gregori on 5, 7, 8 and 15 June Andrea Bocelli on 10 June Negramaro on 13, 14 and 16 June and Massimo Ranieri on 24 July.

The competition programme will be inaugurated formally however on 23 June with the globe premiere of the restored variation of Charlie Chaplin’s film The Wonderful Dictator with the soundtrack executed dwell by the Teatro dell’Opera orchestra, executed by Timothy Brock.

The pageant celebrates Verdi with two masterpieces: La traviata, from 21 July to 9 August, in the 2018 staging by Lorenzo Mariani which sets the Parisian tale in the 1960s Dolce Vita era, shelling out homage to Federico Fellini’s Rome. This is followed by Rigoletto, from 3-10 August, in the staging by Damiano Michieletto which sets it in an imaginary legal entire world.

Dance supporters can search forward to Strictly Gershwin, from 1-4 July, described as “a joyful and mind-boggling musical” that includes étoiles, principal dancers, soloists and the Corpo di Ballo of the Rome Opera, directed by Eleonora Abbagnato. The display, a tribute to George Gershwin and his songs by choreographer and director Derek Deane, will be done by Michael England with Alessandro Taverna on piano.

The summer dance programme at the Baths of Caracalla would not be complete without having Roberto Bolle and Mates, from 11-13 July, with the Gran Gala including guest stars Maia Makhateli and Jacopo Tissi accompanied by quite a few many others.

On 9 July the Symphony n. 9 by Beethoven will be executed by Myung-Whun Chung, with the Teatro dell’Opera orchestra and chorus, directed by Ciro Visco.

There will be two theatrical performances: Gli occhiali di Šostakovič by Valerio Cappelli, who is also the director, on 5-6 July, committed to the good Russian composer, performed by Moni Ovadia, with projections and reside music.

There is also a film festival devoted to Verdi, which delivers to light small-regarded movies motivated by the excellent composer and his operates, from 26 June to 3 July.

For jazz admirers, the Stefano Di Battista Quartet performs on 31 July, with “Morricone tales jazz” 3 aperitif-live shows intended to be adopted also by spectators of the opera on phase the similar evening, on 2, 4 and 6 August and an evening with the Cutello Brothers entitled “New technology”, on 7 August.

The Baths of Caracalla pays tribute to the wonderful photographer Letizia Battaglia as a result of an exhibition of photos and documents spanning from the start of her profession to her last works before her dying very last year.

For full facts about the summer programme as well as ticket facts see Teatro dell’Opera di Roma web-site.

Picture Fabrizio Sansoni / Teatro dell’Opera di Roma