Hear the most famous compositions created for the movies by great Italian masters like Rota, Morricone and Piovani, in the unique atmosphere of the Caravita Church in Rome, between Fontana di Trevi and Pantheon. An all-encompassing show, featuring movie soundtracks, renown opera arias like Casta Diva, and charming pas-de-deux performed by high-level ballet dancers.
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:
Clementina Regina, soprano, graduated from the Conservatory of Naples, winner of the Third Prize at the XV International Music Award of the City of Caserta and the European Opera Day Scholarship 2014. She made her debut as the Aida at the Court Theatre of Naples in 2014. Since then, she has performed in different concert halls nationwide, and also before the Italian Parliament with the Orchestra Napoletana.
Emil Alekperov, tenor, graduated from the Conservatory of Baku, Azerbaijan, continued his studies at the Academy of Lyric Art in Osimo. He has been a member of the Italian Company of Operetta for ten years. Later, he has performed in a number of countries, including Argentina, Paraguay, Colombia and Ecuador
CONCERT AND DINNER: Choose the Dinner option for 40 euro per person and enjoy your Italian dinner at La Taverna Antonina Restaurant, Via della Colonna Antonina 48 (100 mt from the Caravita Church). Click below and have a look at the exclusive Menu by Filippo Cassano finalist of Masterchef Italy!
|Location||Caravita Church, via del Caravita 7 - Rome|
|Opening time||h. 08:00 pm|
|Start time||h. 08:30 pm|
|End time||h. 10:00 pm|
|Breaks||1 break of 10 minutes|
|Free tickets||Disabled and Children under 7|
|Reduction||Students and Under 18|
|Metro||Metro "A" Spagna|
|Taxi||Piazza Venezia 100 mt|