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OPERA, DANCE AND THEATER

Friday, March 26 - Thursday, April 6, 2017

 

 

Tango raices argentina
A new program by Miguel Angel Zotto, who is considered one of the greatest tango dancers of all time, traces the history of the tango from it's roots in native dance to the influence of the gauchos to its present form.
Teatro Olimpico, Piazza Gentile da Fabriano (Flaminio)
Through March 26,   Friday-Saturday, 9 pm; Sunday, 6 pm
€40-25, reduced €15,50 tickets online


Sleeping Beauty - Moscow State Ballet
The classic ballet to music by Tchaikovsky with the Petipa choreography, performed by this touring company of Russian dancers.
Teatro Quirino Vittorio Gassman, Via delle Vergini 7 (Trevi)
March 24-26, Friday and Saturday, 9 pm; Sunday, 5 pm.
€34-15, reduced €31-13 tickets online

Maria Stuarda
Donizetti's opera about the strife between Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I. Paolo Arrivabeni conducts. Directed by Andrea De Rosa. In the role of Queen Mary, Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka had her international breakthrough at the Salzburg Festival in 2009 under the baton of Riccardo Muti. Since then she has been a regular guest at Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Bavarian State Opera , Vienna State Opera and the Zurich Opera House. In the role of Elisabetta, Carmela Remigo, who performs leading roles at major Italian houses, such as San Carlo Naples and Teatro Massimo Palermo.
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma (Teatro Costanzi), Piazzale Beniamino Gigli (Esquilino)
Friday, March 24, 8 pm; Sunday, March 26, 4:30 pm; Tuesday, March 28, 8 pm; Saturday, April 1, 4 pm;
Tuesday, April 4, 8 pm.
€150-€17 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it


Rossini Overture: "Allora..Dove eravamo rimasti?"
Spellbound Contemporary Ballet, in collaboration with Amat/Teatro Rossini di Pesaro, choreograpy by Mauro Astolfi.   The title "Allora... Dove eravamo rimasti?" refers to a time in Rossini's life when he completely retired from composing, only to reappear on the scene years later as if to say "So, where were we?".
Teatro Vascello, Via Carini 78 (Monteverde Vecchio)
March 24-26, 9 pm
€15, reduced €12 06 588 1021 book online



Parsons Dance
The renowned company, founded by choreographer/dancer David Parsons and lighting designer Howell Binkley (winner of a Tony award for the Broadway hit Hamilton) on tour with some of their most iconic works. "Caught" (1982), a work David Parsons created for himself; "Union," "Hand Dance" and "The End," as well as new works.
Teatro Brancaccio, Via Merulana 244 (between Santa Maria Maggiore and San Giovanni in Laterano)
March 29- April 2, Wednesday-Saturday, 9 pm; Sunday, 5 pm
€40-€28,50 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

 

Robbins Preljocaj Ekman
A program of dances by three important 20th century choreographers: The Concert, wtih music by Frédéric Chopin, choreography by Jerome Robbins, revived by Jean-Pierre Frohlich, with sets by Saul Steinberg and Edward Gorey; The Annonciation with music by Stéphane Roy and Antonio Vivaldi, choreography and sets by Angelin Prelocaj, revived by Claudia de Smet; Cacti to music by Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert and Mahler orchestrated and arranged by Andy Stein, choreography, sets and costumes by Alexander Ekman, revived by Spenser Theberge and Nina Botkay, with text by Spenser Theberge. Performed by the principal dancers, corps de ballet and orchestra of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma.
Teatro Costanzi (Teatro dell'Opera di Roma), Piazzale Beniamino Gigli
Friday, March 31, 8 pm; Sunday, April 2, 4:30 pm; Wednesday-Friday, April 5-7, 8 pm; Saturday, April 8, 3 and 8 pm.
€75-15 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it





The Secret Rapture
David Hare's 1988 play was adpated by the author as the 1993 film of the same title. Set in 1980s Britain, it examines the impact of Thatcherism on personal relationships within the family of a junior government minister after her father's death. Hare stated that its title refers to a nun's feeling of ecstasy on being received by God at the moment of her death, rather than the Protestant concept of the Rapture. Estranged sisters Isobel and Marion are forced to reunite when their father dies and they must decide how to handle Katherine, their young, alcoholic, mentally unstable stepmother who has been left nothing but the rural home in which they were raised.  Directed here by the excellent Michael Fitzpatrick, with Rishad Noorani, Fabiana de Rosa, Anna Butterworth, Jim Schiebler,  Helen Raiswell, Alashiya Gordes.
Teatro San Genesio, Via Podgara (Prati off Via Mazzini, metro stop Lepanto)
Tuesday-Friday, April 4-7, 8:30 pm; Saturday-Sunday, April 8-9, 5:30 pm
€15, groups and seniors €13, students and children €10 tel 347 824 8661 wonderwallenter@gmail.com