La Dolce Vita: Movie Songs
Season 2020 - h 8.30 pm
St Paul's within the Walls Church - Via Nazionale 16/A Rome
Hear the most famous compositions created for the movies by great Italian masters like Rota, Morricone and Piovani in the unique atmosphere of the St. Paul's within the walls Church in Rome, in the center of Rome. An all-encompassing show featuring movie soundtracks and renown opera arias like Casta Diva.
Hear the most famous compositions created for the movies by great Italian masters like Rota, Morricone and Piovani, in the unique atmosphere of the St. Paul's Within the Walls Church, in the center of Rome. An all-encompassing show, featuring movie soundtracks and renown opera arias like Casta Diva.
Dolce Vita, meaning Sweet Life, is really the perfect term to describe the fervor of the period comprised between the end of the 50ies and the beginning of the 60ies in Italy. Rome becomes the capital city of hedonism, expressed through exclusive parties, intellectual ferment, art and especially the cinema, not only thanks to Fellini but also by attracting American productions, owing to the reduced costs in comparison to Hollywood. The ghost of World War II has been dispelled, the economy is booming and men and women are bursting with desire for life. The general euphoria is well depicted in a scene from the movie La Dolce Vita by Fellini, in which the actress Anita Ekberg dives into the Trevi Fountain in a buzz of excitement, together with Marcello Mastroianni, who declares his love for her.
Along with the director Federico Fellini, musicians like Nino Rota are key figures for the success of Italian cinema, because they compose its unforgettable soundtracks. Born in 1911, Rota had stood out as an infant prodigy since he started playing the piano at the age of four, and composing music at the age of eight. His art, influenced by esoteric culture on the one hand, and traditional folk songs on the other, finds its highest expression in his compositions for the cinema, thanks to his fortunate intuition of putting music at the service of images. You will have the occasion to listen to his pieces from famous works like La Strada and The Godfather.
A short time later, in the 60ies, Ennio Morricone becomes the undisputed master of Italian and international movie soundtracks. Directors from all around the world request his talent, his high productivity and his extraordinary versatility. Born in 1928, he achieves considerable fame during his collaboration with the director Sergio Leone, composing pieces like the soundtracks of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, and Once Upon a Time in the West, which you will be able to listen during this concert, among other works of his. Morricone does not confine himself to Western films, but he engages in all genres and music styles and is able to blend them together without any apparent effort, adapting his creativity to any type of film and empathizing with the different spirit of each movie he works at.
The concert program will bring you on a journey through an epoch in which any emotion can be experienced. Joy and desire for adventure are embodied by the protagonists of films that have made history.
You will be accompanied by the voices of:
Aleksandra Buczek, soprano, two-time nominee of 'Polityka's Passport Award', in 2017 she won the 1st Prize in the International Dinu Lipatti Competition in Rome. In August 2015, during the Perugia festival Music Fest, Aleksandra Buczek performed in Teatro del Pavone in Perugia (Italy), singing Donna Anna from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, the role in which she also received the great appreciation of the audience and critics at the Narodni Divadlo in Brno (Czech Republic, 2014).
Emil Alekperov, tenor, graduated from the Conservatory of Baku, Azerbaijan, continued his studies at the Academy of Lyric Art in Osimo. He has performed in a number of countries, including Argentina, Paraguay, Colombia and Ecuador. He was invited at the International Festival of Martinafranca "Valle d'Itria" where is sang in Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi.
Nino Rota La Dolce Vita (strumentale)
Ennio Morricone C’era una volta il West (soprano)
Ennio Morricone Mission: Gabriel’s Oboe, Brothers (strumentale)
Riz Ortolani Mondo Cane: More (tenore)
Nino Rota Romeo e Giulietta (strumentale)
Ennio Morricone Sacco e Vanzetti: Here’s to You (soprano e tenore)
Ennio Morricone Il Buono, il Brutto, il Cattivo (strumentale)
Nino Rota Medley: La Strada, Amarcord, Otto e mezzo (strumentale)
Riz Ortolani Fratello Sole e Sorella Luna (tenore)
Ennio Morricone C'era una volta in America (soprano)
Ennio Morricone Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (strumentale)
Nino Rota Il Padrino: Parla più piano (tenore)
Ennio Morricone Giù la testa (soprano)
Nicola Piovani La vita è bella (strumentale)
Matia Bazar Vacanze Romane (soprano)
Renato Rascel Arrivederci Roma (soprano e tenore)
Roma Pass Discount: buy a 15 euro Back Seat ticket, show your Roma Pass card at the entrance and get a Central Seat (whose value is 20 euros)
*Refundable tickets: adding 5 euro to the ticket price, you will be completely refunded in case of: 1. your cancellation 48 h before the beginning of the concert (write at email@example.com) 2. cancellation of the concert
|Location||St. Paul within the Walls, via Nazionale 16/A|
|Opening time||8:00 pm|
|Start time||8:30 pm|
|End time||10:00 pm|
|Free tickets||Children under 7 and disabled|
|Reduction||Under 18 and students|
|Metro||Metro A "Repubblica" - Metro B "Termini"|
|Bus||Line 40, 60, 64, 70, 170|
|Taxi||Piazza della Repubblica 100 mt|