Caracalla festival

The Teatro dell’Opera’s crowd-pleasing summer season in the spectacular archaeological site provided by the Roman Caracalla Baths. The season opens this year with a new production of Purcell’s Dido and Aenea directed by Chiara Muti, and conducted by Jonathan Webb (13-16 June). It is followed by a ballet/opera diptych made up of a work by Nino Rota entitled Terra e Cielo with choreography by Misha van Hoecke and Mascagni’s one-act opera Cavalleria Rusticana conducted by Gaetano D’Espinosa ( 2, 3, 4 July, 2, 7 Aug). The other opera to look out for is a new production of Tosca conducted by Renato Palumbo (1-6 Aug). Ballet enthusiasts can look forward to an evening of choreography by Roland Petit (12-19 July) and a ballet gala with Roberto Bolle and Friends (21, 22 July). A couple of music/drama events and an evening with popular Roman comic actor Gigi Proietti complete the season. Terme di Caracalla, Via delle Terme di Caracalla. For information tel. 06481601,

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