In the charming and enchanting scenery of the open air theater of the Terme (Baths) of Caracalla, Rome – music and history come together for a magical Opera festival experience for summer in the Eternal City.
June has an incredible line up of amazing performers and it is well worth booking to experience this historical setting that only the Italians can do so well. Previous Concerts have included wonderful operas of Giacomo Puccini – Madama Butterfly, Turandot and La Boheme – as well as international artists such as Elton John, Bob Dylan, and Ludovico Einaudi .
The baths were originally called the Termae Antoninianae build by Caracalla in 216 BC. It originally had huge marble columns, coloured Oriental marble flooring, vitreous paste mosaics and different varieties of marble sheathing the walls, painted stuccoes and hundreds of colossal statues and groups, both in the niches of the walls and in the more important halls, as well as in the gardens.
For supplying water, a special branch of the Acqua Marcia aqueduct, the Aqua Antoniniana, was created.