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Rome Opera open - Caracalla 2022
The summer season of the Teatro dell 'Opera in Rome returns to the Baths of Caracalla
Finally back on the traditional stage of Caracalla's thermal baths there Summer season ofOpera of Rome, after the very successful but exceptional experience of the two summers at Circo Massino.

Due to the pandemic, it was necessary to move the activity to the vast archaeological area of the Circus Maximus, where the very large spaces allowed the setting up of a stage of such dimensions as to respect the necessary distances.

With the 2022 edition, the summer season will return to the historic site of Caracalla, the ancient Roman baths which since 1937 have been the spectacular setting for the en plein air staging of the Capitoline Opera.

From 1 July to 9 August 2022 the ancient and grandiose walls will once again welcome the vast public of Romans and tourists, attracted by the artistic proposals and the charm of the places. The programming line chosen by the Theater is confirmed, with the proposal of a rich and diversified billboard, declined in the different languages of Opera, dance and extra events.

I am four titles on the bill, three operas and a ballet: Mass of Leonard Bernstein, The Barber of Seville of Rossini, Carmen by Bizet, the ballet Notre-Dame de Paris of Petit. Events "Extra"Include  Claudio Baglioni and his project Twelve notes, David Garrett with the Alive tour and the unmissable Gala Roberto Bolle and Friends.

At the opening, a title never performed in Italy, Mass of Leonard Bernstein, entrusted to the management of Diego Matheuz and to the staging of Damiano Michieletto. On stage from 1 to 5 July for three performances (1, 3, 5 July), it is a theatrical piece for singers, musicians and dancers, on a libretto written by Bernstein himself with additional verses and texts by Stephen Schwartz. Performed for the first time in Washington in 1971, Mass is proposed in a new staging of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, with the scenes of Paul Fantin, the costumes of Carla Teti, the lights of Alessandro Carletti.

Following the shooting of two lucky productions, The Barber of Seville by Rossini in Hollywood style signed by Lorenzo Mariani with the direction of Stefano Montanari and the Carmen by Bizet, directed by Bertrand de Billy, set in Mexico by the director Valentina Carrasco.

Carmen will be on stage from 15 July to 4 August (performances on 15, 19, 23, 28 July and 4 August), with main performers Veronica Simeoni, protagonist in the title role, Saimir Pirgu, Don José and Luca Micheletti, Escamillo. The scenes are from Samal Black, the costumes of Luis F. Carvalho, the lights of Peter van Praet, the choreography of Erika Ronaldinho is Maximilian Volpini.

The barber of Seville by Rossini, directed by Stefano Montanari and directed by Lorenzo Mariani, includes four performances on 2, 3, 7 and 9 August. In the vocal cast, Davide Luciano in the role of Figaro, Cecilia Molinari in that of Rosina, Rene Barbera will be The Count of Almaviva, Marco Filippo Romano, Don Bartolo, Alex Esposito, Don Basilio, Francesca Benitez, Berta and Davide Giangregorio, Fiorello. With the costumes of Silvia Aymonino, the lights of Linus Fellbom, the choreographic movements of Luciano Cannito.

For the dance he comes back Notre-Dame de Paris, ballet of Roland Petit from the novel of the same name Victor Hugo to music by Maurice Jarre, taken up for the occasion by Luigi Bonino. The staging of the Opéra National de Bordeaux and Ballet National de Marseille makes use of the scenes signed by René Allio, the costumes designed by Yves Saint-Laurent, the lights of  Jean-Michel Desire. Main interpreters expected, the guest Kazakh dancer Bakhtiyar Adamzhan, and the Étoiles and Principal dancers of the Corps de Ballet of the Opera House: Alessandra Amato, Rebecca Bianchi, Susanna Salvi, Claudio Cocino, Alessio Rezza.

Finally, there will be "Extra”Always welcomed with enthusiasm by the public, 0: for this season there will be twelve evenings of Claudio Baglioni and his Twelve Notes (from 3 to 17 June), the pop star David Garrett with the Alive tour (25 July) and the unmissable Gala Roberto Bolle and Friends with three evenings scheduled for 12, 13 and 14 July.

All concerts and performances will start at 9 pm.

Tickets for the opera and ballet titles of the summer season 2022 are on sale from Thursday 17 March at the ticket office and on the website of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma.

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Author: Sabine Frantellizzi

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