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Daemon
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Baths of Caracalla

Originally designed as a social gathering place for men in third-century Rome, the Baths of Caracalla became the unusual setting for open-air opera in 1937. Held every summer in July and August, the Bath Operas feature grand Italian operas, as well as ballet performances produced by local and international dance companies. The events take place in the evening on one of the world's largest stages—100 feet long and 162 feet wide. While the acoustics are far from ideal, more than 10,000 spectators generally fill the bleachers to enjoy this one-of-a-kind musical extravaganza. More...
Alexander Lo
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If the Baths of Caracalla was for open-air opera, why it is named as "Baths"? Were the people then watching an open-air opera while taking a bath? Like watching TV in a bathroom!
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