THE BEST IN ROME
October 14 - 27, 2016
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The Season Begins: Fidelio
The season of the Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia opens with concert performances of Beethoven's only opera, conducted by music director Antonio Pappano with a world class roster of soloists. Thursday, October 20; Saturday, October 22; Monday, October 24. The following week, Maestro Pappano is on the podium again, with the renowned pianist Yefim Bronfman in a program that includes Beethoven's monumental "Emperor" concerto and Schubert's Ninth Symphony.
Thursday, October 27; Friday, October 28; Saturday, October 29. Auditorium Parco della Musica. more
The Breton performer and composer, perhaps best known for his sound track to the 2001 film Amelief, will perform a selection of music for piano and violin, including 10 new compositions, which have not been recorded as yet.
Auditorium della Conciliazione, Monday, October 17, 9 pm more
One of Italy's treasures, the great musician, composer, poet and painter, whose ensemble is composed of virtuosos, and whose concerts are alway sold out.
He has released 14 studio albums. They latest, Snob, was released in 2014. Auditorium della Conciliazione, Saturday, October 22. more
Verdi's Masked Ball
The production at the Teatro dell'Opera features three of the world's great singers in the first cast: tenor Francesco Meli performs at La Scala Milan, the Metropolitan Opera New York and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.
Soprano Hui He performs at La Scala Milan, the Metropolitan Opera New York, the Vienna State Opera and the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Dolora Zajik has had a stellar career, a leading performer at the Metropolitan Opera New York since 1988. Conducted by Jesús López-Cobos; directed by Leo Muscato. Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, October 16 - 30. more
Swan Lake at the Teatro dell'Opera
The ballet of Rome's opera presents the classic ballet, with choreography by choreography by Christopher Wheeldon after the traditional choreography of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, revived by Jason Fowler and Nicolas Blanc. Featuring étoiles of the company Alessandra Amato, Rebecca Bianchi and Manuel Paruccini. At the Teatro dell'Opera Teatro Costanzi, through November 5. more
Aria: NoGravity Dance Company
The company, founded and direted by Emiliano Pellisari, had a great successes with Rome audiences when they presented their cycle of works based on Dante. Now they return with a piece whose name is a play on words — aria in the sense of a baroque vocal solo, and in the sense of air.
Teatro Olimpico, through October 16. more
A New Central Market at Stazione Termini
Billed as the best of local cuisine in a single location, the newly-opened Ala Mazzoniana at Rome's main train station offers tastings as well as sales, and aims to promote the "artigiani del gusto", the artisans of taste. The 1,900 square meter space extends over three floors and can seat 500, with 15 shops on the ground floor, a bar, and an enoteca. The second floor houses a restaurant, and the third floor is reserved for culinary and cultural events. On offer, all sorts of breads and pastries, Roman street food, fritti, soups, pastas and pizza, artigianal cheeses, local produce, meats and gelati as well as vegan and vegetarian dishes. The entrance is on the via Giolitti side of the station.
IN THE MUSEUMS
Picasso Images Some 200 photographs, a significant choice of graphic works, sculptures and paintings from the Musée National Picasso-Paris are at the Museo Ara Pacis. Edward Hopper, a retrspective of more than 50 paintings is at the Complesso Vittoriana. Love, a theme-based group show is at the Chistro Bramante. Tesori gotici dalla Slovacchia, art of medieval Slovakia is at the Scuderia del Quirinale. Jean Arp, a retrospective of work by the multi-faceted German-French artist is at the Museo di Roma Terme di Diocleziano. Valeriano Ciai – 1928 – 2013 Segni e Memorie, a retrospective of over more than 30 works is at the Museo di Roma Trastevere. FrenchCapolavori dell’Antica porcellana cinese, masterworks of Chinese porcelain from the Son and Yuang to the Qing dyasties is at the Palazzo Venezia. Two exhibitions featuring multi-media installations by the important Swiss artist. Quadriennali Capolovari Anni Trenta, a survey of the great Italian artists of the 1930s is at the Galleria d'Arte Moderna. Also at this museum: Mimì Quilici Buzzacchi – Tra segno e colore, 50 artworks include paintings, graphics, engravings and documents, displayed in three exhibition spaces. Antinoo. Un ritratto in due parti retraces the history behind the celebrated Antinoo portrait sculpture, at the Museo Nazionale Romano Palazzo Altemps. Gustavo Aceves – Lapidarium, a traveling public sculpture exhibition by self-taught Mexican-born artist, Gustav Aceves at the Mercato Troiano. The Lasting. L’Intevallo e la Durata works by Italian and international artists of diverse generations along with selections from the permanent collection. At the Galleria Nazionale D’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea. Camille Henrot – Monday works by the acclaimed New York artist at Fondazione Memmo Palazzo Ruspoli.
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