Fodor's Expert Review Teatro dell'Opera
Long considered a far younger sibling of La Scala in Milan and La Fenice in Venice, the company commands an audience during its mid-November–May season. In the hot summer months, they move to the Terme di Caracalla for its outdoor opera series. As can be expected, the oft-preferred performance is Aida, for its spectacle, which once included real elephants. The company has lately taken a new direction, using projections atop the ancient ruins to create cutting-edge sets.