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July 18 - 24, 2019

The Secret Life of Pets 2

Toy Story 4

Bring the Soul: The Movie

Spiderman: Far From Home
Lux , Barberini, Intrastevere

The White Crow
Nuovo Olimpia

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan
Nuovo Olimpia

Nuovo Olimpia

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At the Bathes of Caracalla
In summer, the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma moves outdoors, presenting grand operas on a shallow stage against the backdrop of the ruins of these ancient Roman baths. Performed in Italian with English supertitles. A Caracalla staple, the Verdi favorite Aida is given in a new production directed and designed by veteran Denis Krief, who describes his concept as "a Mata Hari among the pyramids." Conducted by Jordi Bernàce. Through August 3.
Another popular Verdi opera, La Traviata, with Manlio Benzi, conductor, directed by  Lorenzo Mariani. With Francesca Dotto as Violetta Valery, Alessandro Scotto di Luzio as Alfredo Germont and Marcello Rosiello as Giorgo Germont, alternates through August 8.
The Prokofiev ballet Romeo and Juliet, with choreography and direction by Giuliano Peparini, conducted by David Levi, starring étoiles of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma Roberta Bianchi and Claudio Coccino, will be given only three performances: Tuesday, July 30; Thursday, August 1; Sunday, August 4.
Finally, the great singer Plácido Domingo presents “Noche española,” joined by soprano Ana María Martínez and tenor  Arturo Chacón-Cruz, with the ballet Antonio Gades di Madrid and orchestra conducted by Jordi Bernàcer. Wednesday, August 7, 9 pm

And on the concert stage: Mark Knopfler, former lead guitarist, lead singer, and songwriter for the rock band Dire Straits, . Saturday, July 20. Stefano Bollani & Chucho Valdés, two great pianists and composers in an extraordinary pairing, improvising together at the piano for 90 minutes. Monday, July 22. more

Summerfest at the Casa del Jazz
The summer festival on the lawns boasts a star-filled lineup this year. Charles Lloyd, one of the greatest living saxophonists is with his band, Kindred Spirits, Friday, July 19. Peter Erskine, , voted Best Drummer of the Year ten times by the readers of Modern Drummer Magazine, with two-time Grammy winning bass player Eddie Gomez, and pianist Dado Moroni, Sunday, July 21. Max Weinberg Jukebox: drummer of the Bruce Springsteen E Street Band, reinterprets rock classics. The public will be asked to choose from a list of over 200 songs. Thursday, July 23. Ute Lemper, the acclaimed torch singer and mistress of the cabaret style sings songs from Hollywood films and Broadway to Tom Waits and Bob Dylan, Wednesday, July 24. Paolo Fresu, one of Italy's greatest jazz musicians, a  trumpet virtuso, joins bandeon player Daniele Bonaventura and cellist Jacques Morelenbaum . Thursday, July 25. Sergio Cammarier, the popular pianist and singer songwriter, present his new album, Friday, July 26. Orchestra Piazza Vittorio composed of an international group of musicians playing traditional instruments, presents its take on selections from the operas The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni and Carmen. Thursday, August 1. more

At Ostia Antica
A summer festival at the ancient amphitheater of Rome's port city. Loreena McKennitt the Canadian singer-songwriter presents her latest release, "Lost Souls." accompanied by Brian Hughes (Celtic guitar, oud and bouzouki), Caroline Lavelle (cello), Hugh Marsh (violin), Dudley Philips (bass) and Robert Brian (drums). Thursday, July 25. Loredana Bertè, the Italian pop-rock star with her latest release, "LiBertè", Saturday, July 27. more
Muse at the Stadio Olimpico
The British band, with five consecutive UK number one albums, winner of two Grammy awards, two Brit awards, five MTV Europe Music Awards and eight NME awards, have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide. Their eight studio album, "Simulation Theory," was released last year.  Saturday, July 20. more

Summer Fest Roma
The annual music festival at the Cavea, the outdoor theater at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, usually draws a roster of international names, although the offerings have become more heavily Italian in recent years. Tickets to the big draws sell out fast, so consider ordering now. HIghlights: Steve Hackett - will perform the entire 1973"Genesis Selling England by the Pound" album. as well as some tracks from his solo albums "Spectral," released 40 years ago, and a preview of the unpublished songs, which will be part of the new album coming out later this year.. Saturday, July 20. Thom Yorke will perform songs from his solo worksalong with collaborator Nigel Godrich and visual artist Tarik Barri, Sunday, July 21. Afro-Cuban All Stars, composed of musicians from the Buena Vista Social Club, perform ur. Tuesday, July 23. The singer Angélique Kidjo performs her take on the Talking Heads alum Remain in Light recorded in 1980. Wednesday, July 24. Rufus Wainwright, on a world tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of his first two studio albums, Sunday, July 28. more

Lungo er Tevere - Festival Along the Tiber River
Every summer the banks of the Tiber river are lined with tents and kiosks, restaurants, shops, art gallery and stages. The action begins at 7 pm and gets really crowded by 9, as Rome residents and tourists file down the stairs to cool off at water's edge. This year for your drinking and dining pleasure, you'll find everything from typical trattoria menus to tapas, burgers, tacos and a tiki drink hunt. The stages host a wide range of musical performances and theater presented by the Teatro Olimpico. And, as always, the cinema under a big tent will offer nightly projections of films, mostly in Italia. Enter from the steps on the Trastevere side at Ponte Garibaldi or Ponte Sisto. Official website (in Italian).


Claudio Imperatore. Messalina Agrippina e le ombre di una dinastia, a comprehensive body of work, on loan from Italian and international institutes, traces the life and reign Claudius, Emperor of Rome from 41 to 54 AD, the first emperor to be born outside of Italy., at the Museo Dell’Ara Pacis. An installation by artist Julius von Bismark are at the Accademia di Francia, Villa Medici, as well as an exhibition by Anne and Patrick Poirier – Romamor. Roma nella Camera Oscura – Fotografie della città dall’ottocento a oggi, illustrating the evolution of Rome over the course of more than a century, is at the Museo di Roma - Palazzo Braschi. Vincenzo Scolamiero – Della declinante ombra (Slant Shadow) recent work by the artist are at the Museo Carlo Bilotti. Donne. Corpo e immagine tra simbolo e rivoluzione,100 artworks c celebrate diverse artistic and cultural trends from the 19th century to today, with the female figure the central focal point at the Galleria D’Arte Moderna Di Roma Capitale.

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