Caracalla Festival 2024

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Opera, dance, cinema, theater and music under the Stars at the Baths of Caracalla

There’s no better way to spend a balmy summer night in Rome than enjoying an opera, ballet or concert at the Baths of Caracalla. A cultural hub and vibrant social spot back in Ancient Rome, the Baths were the equivalent of a community day spa, where Romans would go to bathe and socialize. It was a place to entertain and to be entertained. Fast-forward thousands of years later, and the ruins have become an open-air, improvised stage that welcomes thousands of locals and tourists every summer.

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Opera, dance, cinema, theatre, great symphonic music, jazz and pop. The Rome Opera House‘s summer program has been transformed into a festival: the Caracalla Festival 2024. With 60 evenings scheduled from June 3rd to August 10th, the festival will take place at the 4,500-seat Arena, also known as Teatro Grande, located near the ancient thermal baths of Caracalla, as well as at the Teatro del Portico, near the Temple of Jupiter.

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The Festival this year pays tribute to the great composer Giacomo Puccini, marking the centenary of his passing: the operas featured in the program will be Tosca and Turandot, with the creative project signed by Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, making their debut in the opera world.

The cinematic section also honors Puccini, with the Piccolo Cinema Puccini showcase, curated by Giuliano Danieli, featuring three evenings scheduled at the Teatro del Portico.

There is a significant focus on pop music stars, with a series of concerts enlivening the summer evenings: Fiorella Mannoia on June 3rd and 4th, Francesco De Gregori and Checco Zalone on June 5th and 9th, Ornella Vanoni on June 6th, Samuele Bersani on June 7th, Il Volo on June 8th, John Legend on June 10th, Pooh on June 11th and 12th, Biagio Antonacci on June 13th and 14th, Antonello Venditti on June 18th, 19th, and 21st, and Umberto Tozzi on June 20th.

Among the Roman ruins, a Disney classic will also be celebrated: on July 23rd, Disney’s Fantasia – Live in Concert will take place, a symphonic concert directed by Timothy Brock. On the big screen, accompanied by a live performance by the Orchestra dell’Opera di Roma, some of the highlights of Fantasia (1940) and its sequel Fantasia 2000, among Disney’s most famous animated films, will be screened.

Ballet couldn’t be missing, with two evenings (July 9th and 10th) featuring Eleonora Abbagnato with Le notti romane di Dior, a show that combines fashion, music, and dance.

And, as a well-established tradition, Roberto Bolle will return to the stage with his show Roberto Bolle & Friends, scheduled for July 19th and 20th.


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5,17,24,26,31 July | 3,7,9 August

Teatro Grande, 9pm


16,25,28 July | 2,4,6,10 August

Teatro Grande, 9pm


Le notti romane di Dior 

9-10 July

Teatro Grande, 9pm

Roberto Bolle and Friends

19-20 July

Teatro Grande, 9pm


Fantasia Disney Live in concert

23 July

Teatro Grande – 9pm

Rhapsody in Blue

30 July

Teatro Grande – 9pm


Fiorella Mannoia – Live con Orchestra

3-4 June

Terme di Caracalla, 9pm

De Gregori | Zalone

5 & 9 June

Terme di Caracalla, 9pm

Ornella Vanoni

6 June

Terme di Caracalla, 9pm

Samuele Bersani

7 June

Terme di Caracalla, 9pm

Il Volo

8 June

Terme di Caracalla, 9pm

John Legend

10 June

Terme di Caracalla, 9pm


11-12 June

Terme di Caracalla, 9pm

Biagio Antonacci

13-14 June

Terme di Caracalla, 9pm

Antonello Venditti

18-21 June

Terme di Caracalla, 9pm

Umberto Tozzi e Orchestra

20 June

Terme di Caracalla, 9pm


Piccolo Cinema Puccini – Momenti della vita di Puccini

27 June

Teatro del Portico , 9pm

Piccolo Cinema Puccini – Madama Butterfly, tre riletture

1 July

Teatro del Portico, 9pm

Piccolo Cinema Puccini – Tosca a ridosso delle due grandi guerre

4 July

Teatro del Portico, 9pm

3 JUNE – 10 AUGUST 2024

Baths of Caracalla

Viale delle Terme di Caracalla



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