Opera Tickets Italy

Baths of Caracalla

Poltronissima, € 120
Poltrona, € 96
Settore A, € 78
Settore B, € 66
Settore C, € 48

Le notti romane di Dior

Le notti romane di Dior

Le notti romane di Dior, a sumptuous ballet soirée staged at the magnificent Baths of Caracalla in Rome, offers an entertainment and musical experience like no other, combining dance, music and fashion. Best translated as Dior's Roman Nights, this performance is made up of two disparate ballets with their own distinct music and choreographies. With music performed by the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma Orchestra, this production features exceptionally talented principal dancers and the corps de ballet from the same illustrious institution.

Set against the historic backdrop of the Terme di Caracalla, one of the Eternal City's most famous ancient sites, Le notti romane di Dior features a ballet called Nuit Dansée. This part of the performance is choreographed by Giorgio Mancini and features the music of Philip Glass, the famous American pianist and composer who was born in 1937. Glass's Tirol Concert for piano and orchestra is set to dance over all three of its impressive movements for this part of the performance.

The other part of the extravaganza is a ballet called Nuit Romaine. This consists of more varied music written by well-known classical and romantic-era composers such as Antonio Vivaldi, George Frideric Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Gioachino Rossini, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert and Richard Wagner. Into this mix, the music of Daft Punk, the French electronic musical duo who rose to fame around the world in the 1990s, is added. Dreamt up by Angelin Preljocaj, a French dancer and choreographer whose career straddles classical ballet and contemporary dance, Nuit Romaine was initially conceived as a film project in 2020 and has since gone on to become a notable live production.

Both sections of the performance include wonderful costumes. These were created by the globally renowned fashion house, Maison Dior, when the ballets were performed in Paris and Dubai to much acclaim. Designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri, an Italian fashion designer who became creative director at Dior in 2016, these costumes bring a high fashion dimension to the performance.

Initially built by the Roman Emperor Septimius Severus, the Baths of Caracalla take their name from his son and successor, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, who was better known in life as he is today by his nickname, Caracalla. They were the second-largest public bath complex of ancient Rome and are used each summer for a wide variety of shows and performances, including this impressive balletic production. Anyone seeking a varied programme with some thought-provoking choreography and showmanship will find Le notti romane di Dior to their taste.

image Terme di Caracalla / Photo by C.M. Falsini