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Pappano Conducts Bach's Magnificat
A prelude to Easter, this week Maestro Pappano conducts the orchestra and chorus of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in two cantatas, one the premiere of a newly-commissioned work by Salavtore Sciarrino, the other one of the greatest works ever composed, the Magnificat by J.S. Bach. Sicilian-born Salvatore Sciarrino has composed works for Teatro alla Scala, RAI, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Biennale di Venezia, Fondazione Arena di Verona, Stuttgart Opera Theatre, Brussels La Monnaie, Frankfurt Opera Theatre, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, London Symphony Orchestra and others. At the Auditorium Parco della Musica, Saturday, March 28; Monday, March 30; Tuesday, March 31. more

Giovanni Allevi: Piano Solo Tour
One of the great Italian talents, a composer and pianist who bridges genres, four years after his Platinum album ‘Alien’, Allevi is back on tour with his latest release, ‘LOVE’, compositions for solo piano on the Bizart/Sony Music label. This concert launches the Itaian leg of his European tour, which began last February at Cadogan Hall, London. Auditorium della Conciliazione, Friday, March 27. more

Spandau Ballet in Concert
They're back! The British new wave band formed in London in the late 1970s, and reunited in 2009 are back on tour promoting a documentary film that tells the story of their incredible rise to fame: "Soul Boys of the Western World", soon to be released in Italy. At the Palalottomatica, Monday, March 30. more

Marcus Miller: Mister Funk
Miller presents his latest release, accompanied by an ensemble of young musicians. Composer and producer of the legendary album Tutu for Miles Davis, Miller has worked with such artists as Eric Clapton, George Benson, Luther Vandross, Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau and  Herbie Hancock. Auditorium Parco della Musica, Tuesday, March 31. more

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This summer's two super-gigantic musical events are both held at the Baths of Caracalla. Bob Dylan and his band, June 29 and Elton John, July 12. tel 892 982. www.listicket.it.

Lucia di Lammermoor
This week, the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma debuts a new production of Donizetti's opera, with sets by Margherita Palli and costumes by Gabriele Mayer.  Roberto Abbado conducts. Luca Ronconi, who passed away unexpectedly last month, was to have been the director. His instructions and notes have been carefully reconstructed by his team, and the production is dedicated to him. The title role is sung in alternation by Jessica Pratt (La Scala, Royal Opera), Maria Grazia Schiavo; Edgardo is sung by Stefano Secco (La Scala, La Fenice, Frankfurt) alternating with José Bros (La Scala, Royal Opera); Arturo is sung by Alessandro Liberatore; Enrico is sung by Marco Caria. Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Piazza Beniamino Gigli. Operas are presented in the original language with supertitles in English and Italian. Opens March 31 through April 12. more

Cirque Eloize: ID
For lovers of alternative circuses: the troupe, based in Montreal, has toured the world since 1993, playing at the most important venues in 40 countries, such as Lincoln Center New York, Sadlers Wells and the Sydney Opera House. To the usual circus arts, they add contemporary skills such as break dancing and urban biking.
Theyll be in Rome at the Teatro Brancaccio,March 25-April 4. more

Rome Street Food Festival
Dedicated to food on wheels, sellers of porchetta, pizza, panini, supplì,olive ascolane and other fried goodies, burgers, vegan specialities, gelato and fruit with whipped cream, not to mention artesanal beers — it's a weekend-long fair at the Città d'Economia in Testaccio, where 33 trucks will be parked for the duration. Largo Dino Frisullo, Friday-Sunday, March 27-29. www.streeatfoodtruckfestival.com


In the Museums
Opening: Barocco a Roma. La meravigila delle arti at the Palazzo Cipolla.
100 Scialoja
, works by the important 20th-century Italian artist at Macro.
Closing: At the Palazzo Espozioni, Numeri – Tutto quello che conta da zero a infinito, an inter-active exhibition for all ages., closes March 31. At MAXXI, Unedited History Iran 1960 – 2014, closes March 29.
Continuing: Marc Chagall: Love and Life, an important retrospective is at the Chiostro Bramante. Il Laboratorio del Genio. Bernini disegnatore more than 200 drawings by Bernini, at the Palazzo Barberini. Henri Matisse "Arabesques" is at the Scuderie del Quirinale.  A retrospective of the work of important Italian painter and printermaker Giorgio Morandi is at the Complesso del Vittoriano. At the Anderson Museum, sculpture by Andrea Mastrovito – "Here the dreamers sleep." At the Quirinale Palace, Principe dei Sogni, Renaissance tapestries commissioned by Cosimo de Medici I. At the Capitoline Museum, L’Eta dell’Angoscia da Commodo a Diocleziano, the fourth in a series of exhibitions marking the profound changes that took place during the Roman Empire from 192-305 AD. A summary of a year-long celeration of two-thousand years since the reign of Augustus, Rivoluzione Augusto is at Palazza Massimo.A retrospective dedicated to 20th century photojournalist Mario Dondero is at the Terme di Diocleziano. A selection of recent sculpture in large dimension by contemporary artist Bruno Libertore is at the Museo Mercato di Traiano. La roma di Ettore Roesler-Franz, images of Rome by the 19th century watercolorist and photographer are at the Museo di Roma in Trastevere. At MAXXI, Bellissima. L’Italia dell’alta moda 1945 – 1968, twenty years of Italian fashion, and the same museum, At the Galleria D’Arte Moderna di Roma Capitale, clay sculptures of Neapolitan artist, Vincenzo Gemito and Artisti dell’Ottocento: temi e riscoperte, paintings from the museum’s permanent collection of the late 19th and early 20th century paintings.
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