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Week of Friday, April 29 - Thursday,  May 5, 2016

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Opera, concerts and dinner packages at characteristic venues in Rome. An evening at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma or at the Terme di Caracalla, to enjoy an opera or ballet performance , or, if you prefer, a concert of inspiring music by classical composers, or familiar, traditional Italian music. The concerts are performed in selected venues with fine acoustics located in the center f Rome, such as historic churches or concert halls. An exquisite dinner can be combined with some of the concerts, served before or afterward, Italian cuisine in a charming and romantic restaurant or in a more modern and stylish ambiance, accompanied by fine wines.. romeoperatickets.com



Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Juraj Valuha, conductor; Federico Colli piano soloist; Julia Gersevea, mezzo-soprano;
Franesco Toma, tenor; Mascia Carrera, soprano

The Slovakian maestro has been principal conductor of the l'Orchestra sinfonica nazionale della RAI since 2009. The Italian pianist Colli was born in Brescia, and launched a major international career when he won First Prize at the Salzburg Mozart Competition in 2011 and the Leeds International Piano Competition in 2012.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Saturday, April 30, 6 pm; Monday, May 2, 8:30 pm; Tuesday, May 3, 7:30 pm
€52-26 tel 892 101

Glazunov: Cantata for Pushkin
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto n. 3
Janácek: Sinfonietta


Santa Caterina da Siena a via Giulia
Via Giulia 163 (near Campo de' Fiori)
Schola Cantorum della Cappella Musicale della Basilica di San Clemente and organist Costanza Guglielmi perform sacred music of the 15th and 16th centuries by Frescobaldi and Gaffurio.
Sunday, April 30, 5 pm

San Antonio dei Portoghese

Via dei Portoghesi, 2 (between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon)
A series of concerts showcasing the church's historic pipe organ.
Andrzej Chorosinski performs works of Bach, Messiaen, Szymanowski, Reger.
Sunday, May 1, 6:30 pm


Chiesa Santa Barbara dei Librai
Largo dei Librari, 85 (off Via dei Giubbonari near Campo de' Fiori)
Flute Quartet, with flutist Pierpaolo Eramo, violinist Flavia Di Tomasso violist, Lorenzo Sbaraglia and cellist Matteo Cutillo performmusic by Paisiello, Viotti, Cimarosa and Rossini
Tuesday, May 3, tour 5:20 pm, concert 6 pm
€20, reduced €15, €10, includes tour of the church

Popular Music, Rock, World, Jazz

Renzo Arbore and L'Orchestra Italiana
One of the most beloved entertainers in Italy, Arbore created a string of hit television shows before devoting himself to promoting the music of Naples.
Teatro Sistina, Via Sistina 129 (near Piazza Barberini)
Friday-Saturday, April 29-30, 9 pm
€69-€40,25 tel 06 4200711 www.ticketone.it

Antonella Ruggiero: Concerto Versatile
The Italian singer is known for her extraordinary versatility, capable of interpreting pop, ethnic, Broadway, jazz and other styles. With Mark Harris, piano and harmonium and Roberto Colombo vocoder and synth bass Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoli
Saturday, April 30, 9 pm
€30-24 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it


Orchestra Popolare Italiana dell'Auditorium Parco della Musica
conducted by Ambrogio Sparagna with Coro Popolare & Orchestra dei Tamburi Bufù di Casacalenda
The excellent Ambrogio Sparagna has devoted himself to preserving and performing the traditional music of the Mediterranean. His concerts are always rousing, foot-stomping events. 
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoli
Wednesday, May 1, 11 am
€15 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Amii Stewart - "La Via del Successo"
The well-known American disco/soul/dance-pop singer, dancer and actress most famous for her hit disco record cover of "Knock on Wood"is joined by  Lucy Campeti and Francesca Haicha Tourè, in a performance of 26 American classics from "  You can't hurry love," to "Stop! In the name of love", paying homage to the The Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, James Brown, and others. A true spectacular with sets and costumes, accompanied by a live orchestra. Directed by Enzo Sanny with choreography by Sean Michel Danquin
Teatro Olimpico,  Piazza Gentile da Fabriano (Flaminio)
May 3-15, 9 pm (Sundays, 6 pm)  
€45-25, under age 14 €15,50  biglietteria.teatroolimpico.it

Enrico Ruggeri: "Un viaggio incredibile"
Promoting the release of his new double album containing his greatest hits plus nine new songs.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Petrassi
Thursday, May 5, 9 pm
€37-€26 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it


Casa del Jazz
The Villa Osio and its surrounding 2,500 square-meter park are the site of this center for jazz, which opened in Rome last year. There are practice rooms and a recording studio open to young musicians and professionals, a multi-media library and a book and record store. The auditorium hosts top names in international jazz. The restaurant, decorated in a black and white piano key theme, its walls lined with vintage portraits of jazz greats, serves an excellent supper and a Sunday buffet brunch. Come for dinner or stay after the concert for a drink at the bar. In the summer, the concerts move out of doors to the lawns of the park surrounding the villa. 
Viale di Porta Ardeatina, 55 (near the Baths of Caracalla)
Tickets tel 199 109 783, information 06 704 731, restaurant 06 700 8370 www.casajazz.it





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