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Thursday, March 8 - Wednesday, March 14

Finding Your Feet
(Ricominciamo da Noi)


Phantom Thread

Call Me By Your Name

Lady Bird
Nuovo Olimpia

The Shape of Water
Nuovo Olimpia

Black Panther

The Post

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing
Dei Piccoli

The Disaster Artist
Nuovo Sacher (Thursday-Saturday only) 

The Party
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Friday, March 16 - Thursday, March 29, 2018

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At the Symphony: The Flying Dutchman
The Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia present a concert performance of Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer with an outstanding cast of soloists. Top of the list, the Senta is sung by Amber Wagner (no relation), who is considered one-of the new breakthrough prima donnas.   When she sang the role at the Metropolitan Opera earlier this season, the New York Times critic described her voice as "powerful, gleaming and richly expressive." In the title role, Scottish bass-baritone Ian Peterson, another rising staring in the Wagner repertory, appeared at the Bayreuth Festival last season. He frequently appears at the Royal Opera Covent Garden, English National Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin and Vienna State Opera. Veteran Finnish bass Matti Salminenn has appeared in the world's leading Opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera New York, Chicago Lyric Opera and sang regularly at Bayreuth.d American tenor Robert Dean Smith made his Royal Opera debut in 2000 in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and is particularly acclaimed for his interpretations of Wagner heroes at the Bavarian State Opera, Vienna State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, and the Bayreuth Festival. On the podium, Finnish conductor Mikko Franck is the music director of both the the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Finnish National Opera. At the Auditorium Parco della Musica,
Monday, March 26: Wednesday, March 28; and Friday, March 30. more

Chamber Music
Russian pianist Alexei Volodin plays music by Schumann, Chopin and LIszt at the Aula Magna, Università La Sapienza, Saturday, March 17. Ars Trio di Roma perform music by Debussy and Ravel at the Oratorio Gonfalone, Thursday, March 22. The Italian pianist Beatrice Rana performs music by Schumann, Ravel and Stravinsky at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, Friday, March 23. The Quartetto Guadagnini perform music by Haydn, Brahms and Webern at the Aula Magna, Università La Sapienza, Tueday, March 27. And the Orchestra Nuova Klassica, with  Domenico Nordio, violin  will perform an Easter concert of baroque music by Pergolesi, J. S. Bach and Albinoni at the Oratorio Gonfalone, Wednesday, March 28. more

30 Seconds to Mars: The Monolith Tour
The L.A. rock band formed in 1998, featuring musician/actor Jared Leto on lead vocals, Shanon Leto on percussion and Tomo Milicevic on guitar, bass, violin and keyboards. The current tour of Europe and North America is in support of the band's fifth studio album, which will be released on April 6. At the Palalottomatica,  Friday, March 16. more

Dance, Dance, Dance
Lots of dance performances in Rome this month. Kylián, Inger, Forsythe a program of works by three contemporary choreographers is presented by the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma ballet, March 16-21.
The Balletto di Roma presents Bolero – Trip Tic, works be three 21st century Italian choreographers: Giorgia Nardin, Chiara Frigo and Francesca Pennini, at the Teatro Vascello, March 16-17. Argentine choreographer German Cornejo, marries the tango with hip-hop in Break the Tango at the Teatro Olimpia,
Tuesday-Saturday, March 20-24. And Margo Theater presents Life, eight actresses and dancers, aged 18 to 60 focusing on the the figure of the woman through the fundamental stages of her life, at the Teatro Vittoria,  Friday-Sunday, March 16 - 18. more

Get Tickets Now: Roma Summer Fest
Formerly the Luglio Suona Bene festival, renamed and extended into late May, the annual festival at the Cavea, the amphitheater of the Auditorium Parco della Musica. Get tickets now. These events will sell out fast. Arctic Monkeys , May 26-27; Patti Smith,  June 10; Simple Minds, July 3; Snarky Puppy, July 7; Hollywood Vampires (Johnny Depp, Joe Perry, Alice Cooper), July 8; Alanis Morisette, July 9; Ringo Starr, July 11; Chick Corea Band, July 14; James Blunt, July 17; Jethro Tull, July 19; Pat Metheny, July 20; King Crimson, July 22-23; Sting, July 28. official website (in Italian)

Libri Come: Rome's Literary Festival
At the Auditorium Parco della Musica this week: a huge bookstore in the lower level parking structure with appearances by authors, readings and signings, and in the various theaters and salas, conversations with some of the world's most esteemed writers,. Most of it, of course, is in Italian, but this year, there is no shortage of events for English-language readers.  First up, Texan author Joe R. Lansdale whose enormous output includes novels in many genres including Western, horror, science fiction, mystery, and suspense.  Lansdale has won ten Bram Stoker awards during  the course of his long career. He'll be at the Teatro Studio, Friday, March 16, 8:30 pm.  Three author appearances are scheduled for the same time, Saturday, March 17, 4 pm: Novelist Nicole Krauss, who was a 2010 National Book Award finalist, and is most recently the author of Forest Dark, her fourth novel, is at the Teatro Studio. Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin, best known for his Inspector Rebus series, is at the Spazio Risonanza. English author David Szalay, whose linked collection of short stories, All That Man Is, was short listed for the Man Booker Prize, is a the Sala Ospiti. Then Irish suthor Sally Rooney, who won the Young Writer of the Year award this year for her debut novel, Conversations with Friends, is at the Spazio Risonanze, Saturday, March 17, 6 pm. American memoirist, essayist, critic, columnist, and translator Daniel Mendelssohn won the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award for his memoir The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million.  His most recent work, published last year is An Odyssey: a Father, a Son and an Epic. He's at the Spazio Risonanze, Saturday, March 17, 8 pm. American author Nathan Englander, whose second short story collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, won the 2012 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, will be at the Spazio Risonanze, Sunday, March 18, 4 pm. Also on Sunday,  Jennifer Egan, who won the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award and Pulitzer Prize for A Visit from the Goon Squad, will be at the Teatro Studio, Sunday, March 18, 6 pm.  official website (in Italian)

The Sistine Chapel as a Light Show
Who knows? If Michelangelo Buonarotti were alive today, lasers and projections might be his media of choice. Giudizio Universale, mixed-media extravaganza, takes the Sistine Chapel to a new level.  Conceived and produced by Marco Balich  who was responsible for the the closing ceremony of the Sochi Olympics, the hour-long spectacular mixes live performance with a 270 degree projection installation and theme music by Sting. Created witht the blessing and under the watchful eye of the Vatican, it's no substitute for the real thing, but it might be a good introduction if you are planning a visit with the kids or even with out of town guests.   In English and Italian at the Auditorium Conciliazione. more

Monet features sixty works from the Musée Marmottan Monet of Paris at the Complesso Vittoriana also at this museum Terry O’Neill – Icons an homage to photographer Terry O’Neil. HUMAN+. Il futuro della nostra specie explores the potential future trajectories of humankind at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni. Also at this museum, Cesare Tacchi – Una retrospectiva.  Magnum Manifesto. Guardare il mondo e raccontarlo in fotografia, an exhibition celebrating 70 years of photo reportage and historical documentation from Magnum, at the Museo Ara Pacis. Voglia d’Italia, shown publicly for the first time, the vast collection assembled by the American couple George Washington Wurts and Henriette Tower at the turn of the 20th century, at the Palazzo Venezia. Arcimboldo, seventy plus works by the 16th-century artist at the Palazzo Barberini. The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, an audiovisual journey designed by Storm Thorgerson and developed by Aubrey 'Po' Powell of Hipgnosis, at MACRO. I Grandi Maestri, more than 350 photographs taken by some of the most illustrious photographers of the 20th century, at the Complesso Vittoriano.

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