search engine by freefind advanced


New! Aveda Online Store


American Home Cooking
Now open seven days a week!


RvB Art











facebook twitter

     Public transportation directions,
      buses in real time.


Movies in English has been chosen by Saveur as a
"Site We Love"








Friday, October 20 -Thursday, November 2, 2017

Find video trailers on our movies, music and theater pages.

Rome Film Festival: 12th Annual Edition
Each fall, the Auditorium Parco della Musica is transformed into a Film Festival Village, with restaurants, cafés, shops and other attractions. The concert halls become cinemas and an enormous tent (this year sponsered by Google) is erected on the grounds to pick up the overflow. This year's offerings are particularly exciting, with new films by Richard Linklater, Steven Soderbergh, Sally Potter, Kathryn Bigelow, Paolo Genovese, the Taviani brothers and the much-awaited Spielberg documentary by Susan Lacy.  In addition to the major studio premieres, there are screenings of new films from HBO, Amazon and the like, as wel as a series called "Everybody's Talking About," screening interesting films that may have already opened elsewhere. And "Close Encounters," in person interviews with David Lynch, Jake Gyllenhaa, Ian McKellan, Vanessa Redgrave, Michael Nyman, Christoph Walz and others. Check out our film festival preview with trailers of the films in English.

At the Symphony
The Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia is on tour this week as the Rome Film Festival takes over the Auditorium Parco della Musica, but the following week, the young Russian maestro Vasily Petrenko, who is currently chief conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra will take the podium with Mario Brunello,cello soloist in a programof popular classics that includes.Brahms' Variations on a Theme by Haydn, the Schumann cello concerto, and Mendelssohn's Symphony n.5, the "Reform." Thursday-Saturday November 2-4. more

At the Aula Magna
The concert season at La Sapienza Università continues this week, featuring An Evening with Ennio Morricone
The celebrated composer of innumerable film scores presents his classical compositions, as well as work by 20th century Italian composer Petrassi, performed by duo-pianists Canino-Ballista with vocalist Ruben Rigillo, violin soloist Marco Serino, mezzo-soprano Antonella Marotta and the Orchestra Roma Sinfonietta, Gabriele Bonolis conducting. Saturday, October 21. Then the Ensemble Berlin presents an unusual program devoted to music of Mozart with his motet for soprano and orchestra transcribed for the ensemble, and his opera The Magic Flute transcribed for the ensemble plus soprano and baritone/narrator. With soprano Julia Bauer and the popular Italian entertainer Elio.
Tuesday, October 24.    more

Violinist Salvatore Accardo
Accardo is known for his interpretations of the works of Niccolò Paganini, becoming the first prize winner of the Paganini Competition in Genoa in 1958. .He has recorded Paganini's 24 Caprices (re-recorded in 1999) for solo violin and was the first violinist to record all six of the violin concerti by Paganini. He appearsin Rome with his Orchestra da Camera Italiana (O.C.I.), whose members are the best pupils of the Walter Stauffer Academy in a program devoted to two works by Vivaldi, the Voncerto in B minor for four violins, strings and basso continuo,  and The Four Seasons. Accardo plays the Stradivarius "Hart ex Francescatti" (1727).   At the Teatro Eliseo, Monday, October 30.  more

Gigi d'Alessio
For fans of popular Italian muisc, d'Alessio, who has sold more than 20 million records in his career, will present his latest release "24 febbraio 1967," at the  Auditorium Parco della Musica, Monday, October 23. more

The Scottish post-rock band, who were frequently championed by John Peel from their early days, prseent their most recent release is this year's "Every Country's Sun." At Atlantico Live, Saturday, October 28. more

At the Opera
This week at the Opera di Roma, the last performances of the comic opera, Fra Diavolo with music by Auber to a text by Scribe, will be perfromed in the original French with Italian and English supertitles.
Then the Opera di Roma's revival of their popular production of Puccini's Tosca, based on drawings of the sets for the Rome premiere of the opera in 1900 continues until October 24 And the opera's wildly sucessful production of La Traviata,
is revived yet again, directed by Sofia Coppola with sets by  Nathan Crowley and Violetta's gowns by  Valentino Garavani.  This time the Violetta Francesca Dotto, who has sung the role this season at La Fenice in Venice and San Carlo in Naples. The Germont is Mexican tenor Arturo Chacón-Cruz, who won Plácido Domingo’s Operalia Singing Competition in 2005, and who  is singing Germont this season in Munich, Vienna, Valencia and Los Angeles as well as Rome. The role of the elder Germont is sung by the Romanian baritone Sebastian Catana, who made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 2003 and performs in major houses throughout Europe. more

RomaEuropa Festival
Each fall since 1986, the RomaEuropa festival has brought a panorama of new artistic work from across the continent to Rome. Dance, music, theatre, the visual arts and new digital media are showcased in venues throughout the city. Of special interest this week: CollettivO Cinetic, the company founded in 2007 by Francesca Pennini presents a new work in which the dancers are joined by a small tribe of circus artists, creating an invented ritual. At the Teatro Vascello, Saturday-Sunday, October 21-22. Also at the Vascello, the Catalan company Agrupación Señor Serrano presents a work in which men play golf while behind them dozens of immigrants, like Hitchcock’s Birds, balance precariously at the top of a fence, trying to climb over. Saturday-Sunday, October 28-29. And at La Pelanda, MACRO Testaccio, Edison Studio presents The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari the masterpiece of German expressionist cinema directed by Robert Wiene in 1920 and restored by the Cineteca di Bologna, with their own original soundtrack performed live. Sunday, October 29.

Shoppers Alert: Finally Rinascente Opens its Flagship Store
After years of waiting and broken promises, the new Rinascent flagshop store has opened in Via del Tritone 61 (near Piazza Barberini). Rinascente, along with Coin and Upim, are Italy's answer to Macy's and Bloomingdale's. This is their new flagship store and it's worth a visit. Building anyhthing in the historic center of Rome is riddled with archeological detours, in this case ancient Roman aqueduct was found, and an exhibit on the first floor shows the work in progress. But don't stop there. The roof offers spectacular views of the Eternal City and the top floors offer a choice of restaurants and cafés. The architecture is reminiscent of a luxury hotel with seven stories rising above a central atrium. Worth a visit, if only to browse.

Mangasia. Wonderlands of Asian Comics, the largest ever selection of original artworks from Asian comics displayed alongside their printed, mass-produced forms, many of them rarely if ever shown outside their country of origin is at the Palazzo delle Esposizione. Arcimboldo, 20 works by the 16th-century artist are on view at the Galleria Nazionale D’Arte Antica – Palazzo Barberini. Monet, sixty works from the Musée Marmottan Monet of Paris are at the Complesso Del Vittoriano Picasso. Tra Cubism e Classicismo: 1915-1925 is at Le Scuderie del Quirinale. Enjoy: L'arte incontro il divertimento, a group exhibit themed on the idea that art can be amusing, is at the Chiostro del Bramante. "Un Uomo Innamorato,"thirty years after his death, an exhibition paying tribute to Renato Guttoso, one of the most significant exponents of Neo-Realism, comprises twenty-three paintings, photographic works and short films, at the Galerria Nazionale d'Arte Moderno. And at the same museum: An exhibition featuring fifty works from the private collection of Palma Bucarelli, legendary Director of the Gallerie Nazionale d’Arte Moderna (1941 – 1976).

Complete museum and gallery listings.

Complete Events: Music, Theater, Dance and Opera

About Us  + Site Map

Copyright 2017 Joie Davidow and Vikki Ericks. All Rights Reserved. Infringements will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.