The rerun of Rossini’s ‘The Barber of Seville’ marked the last appointment for the return of the summer season of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma to the Baths of Caracalla. After two years of forced absence, due to the pandemic for Covid, the review recorded “extraordinary results”, the Opera emphasizes with satisfaction: the 32 evenings of opera, ballet and extras shows, recorded a presence of 110,713 spectators, a result higher (+ 3.8%) than the 106,692 recorded in 2019, the last year before the pandemic. In particular, the first evening of ‘Carmen’ on July 15 recorded the absolute record of spectators and collection of an opera in Caracalla with 3,813 tickets sold for a collection of approximately 187,000 euros. The filling rate of the entire exhibition stood at 76.9% compared to 71.8% in the last edition of 2019. These data, together with that of the total receipts of over 6.7 million euros, exceed by the forecasts of the eve are far. Comments the mayor of Rome Capital, Roberto Gualtieri: “The return of the season of the Opera House at the Baths of Caracalla is confirmed as an event particularly loved by Romans and tourists, as evidenced by the record of attendance and tickets sold with over 110,000 spectators who attended the 32 evenings of opera, dance and concerts. After this success, the Opera di Roma continues in its search for new paths and an offer that is always of quality, a large stage and a right reason for pride for the whole city. A growth, that of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, appreciated by the public, for which I thank the Superintendent Francesco Giambrone and all the professionals who have achieved extraordinary results inari that give prestige to the capital and the country “. Underlines the superintendent Francesco Giambrone,” Caracalla has once again become the great stage of the Roman summer. It was filled every evening with an enthusiastic audience with many young people, many tourists and many Roman and Roman people who showed how much need there was to return to the site to which the city is traditionally linked. Every evening it was a great joy for all of us. A success that involved both the proposals more related to popular music and those of opera and ballet, including the most sought-after ones such as the staging of ‘Mass’, a beautiful production that also met with great interest in the international press. A choral commitment of the whole Foundation: the Orchestra, the Chorus, the Corps de ballet, the technicians. A success that commits us for the next edition we are already working on: a summer festival capable of repeating the successes of this edition that has just ended “. After the experience at the Circus Maximus, this year the summer season of the Teatro dell ‘Opera di Roma is back on the traditional stage of the Baths of Caracalla with a rich and diversified program. by the maestro Diego Matheuz. Following the shooting of two productions: Bizet’s ‘Carmen’, directed by Jordi Bernàcer, which the director Valentina Carrasco wanted to set in Mexico; and Rossini’s ‘The Barber of Seville’ in Hollywood style signed by Lorenzo Mariani under the direction of Stefano Montanari. The emotions of the great dance were ensured with the evocative atmosphere of Petit’s ‘Notre-Dame de Paris’. the Extra, always enthusiastically welcomed by the public: twelve evenings by Claudio Baglioni and his ‘Dodici Note’, pop star David Garrett with the ‘Alive’ tour and the ‘Gala Roberto Bolle and Friends’. The curtain of the Teatro Costanzi will rise again on 13 September, on the great dance, with ‘Serata Preljocaj’ which celebrates one of the most creative and innovative choreographers on the international scene by staging two creations by Angelin Preljocaj: ‘Annonciation’ (1995) and ‘ Nuit Romaine ‘(2021), starring Eleonora Abbagnato and Friedemann Vogel with étoiles, principal dancers, soloists and Corps de Ballet of the Rome Opera. It will be a special evening that will combine dance and fashion, in collaboration with Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Haute Couture for Maison Dior. (By Enzo Bonaiuto)
Welcome! Log into your account
Recover your password
A password will be e-mailed to you.