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Friday, April 13- Thursday, April 26, 2018



Cavalleria Rustican/Pagliacci
The classic pairing of the two one-act verismo operas. The "Cav" is a production of the Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli, the "Pag" a new production of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma. In the role of Santuzza, the Georgian mezzo Anita Rachvelishvili attracted international attention as a young singer when Daniel Barenboim chose her for the title role of a new produciton of Carmen at the Teatro alla Scala which was televised worldwide. She has gone on to perform at the Royal Opera Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera New York and other major houses. The role of Turridu is sung by Korean tenor Alfred Kim, who performs at the Royal Opera Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera New York and throughout Europe. Armenian baritone Gevorg Hakobyan, who sings sings the roles of Alfio in "Cav" and "Tonio in "Pag," also performs this season at both the Bolshoi and Mariinsky theaters in Russia. The role of Nedda in Pagliacci is sung by Italian soprano  Carmela Remigio, who won the 1992 Operalia competition in Philadelphia and performs leading roles in the major Italian houses. The Italian tenor Fabio Sartori (in the clip above), who sings the role of Canio in Pagliacci, performs at the Royal Opera Covent Garden, La Scala Milano and opera important European houses. The operas are conducted by Carlo Rizzi, who won the first Toscanini Conductor's Competition in 1985, and who has had a long tenure as music director of the Welsh National Opera. He is a frequent guest conductor at the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, La Scala Milano and La Monnaie Brussels.
Opera di Roma, Teatro Costanzi, Piazzale Beniamino GIgli
Sunday, April 15, 4:30 pm


The Teatro dell'Opera di Roma revives its stunning production of the popular Puccini opera. Among the outstanding cast: Argentine soprano Virginia Tola (in the clip above) sings the title role (Monica Zanettin 11, 14 April); tenor Stefano La Colla  sings Cavaradossi (Massimo Giordano 11, 14 April), and Baron Fabián Veloz sings Scarpia. The conductor is Jordi Bernàcer.
Opera di Roma, Teatro Costanzi, Piazzale Beniamino GIgli
Friday, April 13, 8 pm; Saturday, April 14, 6 pm; Tuesday, April 17, 8 pm.
€125-25 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it



Jep Meléndez, body percussionist, tap & sand dancer; Cinzia Merlin, pianist;  Ruben Sanchez tap dancer; Tupac Mantilla, percussionist & body performer; artistic director Jep Meléndez. Four international artists present a program in which music, dance, movement and body percussion come together.
Teatro Vascello, Via Carini 78 (Monteverde Vecchio)
Tuesday, April 17, 9 pm
€15, reduced €12 tel 06 5881021 tickets online

Miguel Angel Berna – Berna & Buñuel – Tierra Y Alma
The Zaragozan dancer, who founded the company Danza vivain in 1990, is known for teaching master classes and for his international tours. With this new production, he pays tribute to the great filmmaker Luis Buñuel, in a musical, choreographic and visual journey.
Teatro Olimpico, Piazza Gentile da Fabriano, 17  (Lungotevere Flaminia)
Friday-Saturday, April 13-14, 9 pm; Sunday, April 15, 6 pm
€30-13  biglietti@teatroolimpico.it


Pastora Baila – Pastora Galvan
Galvan comes from a family of flamenco dancers. His father, Josè Galvan, and his mother, Eugenia De Los Reyes were among the most important dancers of their day and his brother, lsrael Galvan, is known for his avant-garde variations on the flamenco tradition. In her latest work, Pastora Galvan combines the traditional dance of her parents with the contemporary interpretations of her brother. With flamenco singer Cristian Guerrero, guitarist Ramon Amador and palmist Bobote. The production is part of the nternational Dance Festival 2018, in collaboration with the Roman Philharmonic Academy.
Teatro Olimpico, Piazza Gentile da Fabriano (Lungotevere Flaminia)
Thursday-Friday, April 19-20, 9 pm
€39-23, reduced €15,50 tickets

Shine On! Pink Floyd Opera, the Story...
The Roman tribute band Animals Pink Floyd presents a show combining live music, theatrical performances,  projections and a light show, with the dance group "Momento Danza." Inspired by the Pink Floyd rock opera.
Teatro Olimpico, Piazza Gentile da Fabriano (Lungotevere Flaminia)
Sunday, April 22, 9 pm
€36-23 tickets


Snake in the Grass
A thriller and dark comedy by the award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn, presented by Wonderwall Entertainment, directed by Michael Fitzpatrick with some of Rome's most outstanding actors — Shelagh Stuchbery, Fabiana De Rose and Gabrielle Chiararo.  The play revolves around two sisters: Annabel, who returns to the family home shortly after their father's death; and her younger sister Miriam, who still lives there. Annabel comes back to a series of unsettling surprises while her sister seems to be rather scatty and naive But is she really? The two sisters are blackmailed by their father’s former nurse, Alice, who claims to have been purposely fired by Miriam and demands compensation. The plot gradually unravels with a series of turns and twists of events, leaving the audience in suspense until the very end. 
Teatro San Genesio, Via Podgora 1 (Prati off Viale Mazzini; nearest metro stop Lepanto)
Tuesday - Friday, April 24-27, 8:30 pm; Saturday- Sunday, April 28-29, 5:30 pm
€15, groups and seniors €13, students and children €10tel 347-8248661 wonderwallenter@gmail.com

Shakespeare's Richard III
Shakespeare’s psychological and political play depicting the drive and dreams of the Machiavellian monarch, who seeks consolation in the acquisition of power.An unusual production with a cast of female actresses. Directed by English actor Douglas Dean, whose long list of theatre credits includes UK tours, repertory theatre and Shakespeare festivals.  Resident in Rome for the past 15 years, he tries to direct one play per theatre season. Presented by the English Theatre of Rome.
Teatro Arciliuto, Piazza Montevecchio 5  (near Piazza Navona)
Friday, April 13, 8 pm; Saturday, April 14, 8 pm; Sunday, April 15, 5 pm  and 8 pm .
€15, reduced €12, groups and over age 65, €10 tel 346 3612209 rometheatre@gmail.com


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