Rome opera home phases summer time pageant at Baths of Caracalla

Teatro dell’Opera di Roma presents Caracalla Competition 2023.

Rome’s opera home, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, is staging a bumper programme for its summer time pageant among the many historic Roman ruins on the Baths of Caracalla.

Along with opera, the pageant will embody a variety of genres, from symphonic music, dance and theatre to cinema, jazz and pop concert events.

The Caracalla Competition 2023 programme spans greater than 50 evenings from 30 Might till 10 August, with the brand new Teatro del Portico house reserved for cinema, jazz and theatre, alongside the Teatro Grande area.

Noting the “extraordinary turnout” of greater than 110,000 spectators final 12 months, Rome mayor Roberto Gualtieri mentioned the 2023 pageant provides “a fair richer and extra various programme for a novel stage on the planet comparable to Caracalla.”

Francesco Giambrone, superintendent of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, mentioned the purpose of this 12 months’s programme is to “create an interdisciplinary pageant based mostly on the juxtaposition of genres.”

Giambrone additionally mentioned the pageant is “devoted in some ways to Giuseppe Verdi” amid the nationwide Viva Verdi fund-raising marketing campaign to assist the state purchase Villa Verdi, the museum and former dwelling of the celebrated Italian opera composer.

The summer time pageant kicks off on 30 Might with a collection of pop concert events, starting with Zucchero (30-31 Might, 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 pageant programme can be inaugurated formally nonetheless on 23 June with the world premiere of the restored model of Charlie Chaplin’s movie The Nice Dictator with the soundtrack carried out reside by the Teatro dell’Opera orchestra, carried out by Timothy Brock.

The pageant celebrates Verdi with two masterpieces: La traviata, from 21 July to 9 August, within the 2018 staging by Lorenzo Mariani which units the Parisian story within the Sixties Dolce Vita period, paying homage to Federico Fellini‘s Rome. That is adopted by Rigoletto, from 3-10 August, within the staging by Damiano Michieletto which units it in an imaginary legal world.

Dance followers can look ahead to Strictly Gershwin, from 1-4 July, described as “a joyful and overwhelming musical” that includes étoiles, principal dancers, soloists and the Corpo di Ballo of the Rome Opera, directed by Eleonora Abbagnato. The present, a tribute to George Gershwin and his music by choreographer and director Derek Deane, can be carried out by Michael England with Alessandro Taverna on piano.

The summer time dance programme on the Baths of Caracalla wouldn’t be full with out Roberto Bolle and Pals, from 11-13 July, with the Gran Gala together with visitor stars Maia Makhateli and Jacopo Tissi accompanied by many others.

On 9 July the Symphony n. 9 by Beethoven can be carried out by Myung-Whun Chung, with the Teatro dell’Opera orchestra and refrain, directed by Ciro Visco.

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

There’s additionally a movie pageant devoted to Verdi, which brings to gentle little-known movies impressed by the good composer and his works, from 26 June to three July.

For jazz followers, the Stefano Di Battista Quartet performs on 31 July, with “Morricone tales jazz”; three aperitif-concerts designed to be adopted additionally by spectators of the opera on stage the identical night, on 2, 4 and 6 August; and a night with the Cutello Brothers entitled “New era”, on 7 August.

The Baths of Caracalla pays tribute to the good photographer Letizia Battaglia by an exhibition of images and paperwork spanning from the begin of her profession to her last works earlier than her dying final 12 months.

For full particulars in regards to the summer time programme in addition to ticket info see Teatro dell’Opera di Roma web site.

Photograph Fabrizio Sansoni / Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

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