About the Event
Immerse yourself in the stunning architecture of Rome's breathtaking Baths of Caracalla for the ultimate concert set to awake your understanding of classical music.
The extraordinary Roberto Bolle, famous Etoile and solo dancer of the American Ballet Theatre in New York, returns to the Circo Massimo.
The gala, which is the result of the experience and charisma of Roberto Bolle as interpreter and artistic director, brings together some of the greatest stars of the international ballet scene.
The dialogue that Roberto Bolle is able to engage in with the architectural background as interpreter and artistic director offers those present a deeply emotional aesthetic and artistic experience.
Baths of Caracalla
The Baths of Caracalla are one of the best remaining examples of the ancient public baths of Rome. The city´s second largest Roman thermae, or public baths, Caracalla is the only site in which it has been possible to restore the original decorative scheme. Built during the reigns of the Emperors Septimius Severus and Caracalla 212 AD to 216 AD, under imperial patronage, the baths were immensely popular. Contemporary descriptions create a picture of oriental paving in coloured marble, enormous marble columns, glass paste mosaics, painted stucco, marbled walls and hundreds of colossal statues. Nonetheless, the baths fell into disuse in the 6th Century, and were allowed to decay. Extensive excavations in the 19th and 20th Centuries returned the Baths to their current state.
Since 2001, this spectacular venue hosts concerts and performances of operas on a movable stage outwith the main structure, so as not to put stress on the ancient ruins.