Music of Rome


Music of Rome
Music of Italy
Genres: Classical (Opera) - Pop - Rock (Hardcore - New Wave - Progressive rock) - Disco - Folk - Hip hop - Jazz
History and Timeline
Awards Italian Music Awards
Charts Federation of the Italian Music Industry
Festivals Sanremo Music Festival - Umbria Jazz Festival - Ravello Festival - Festival dei Due Mondi - Festivalbar
Media Music media in Italy
National anthem Il Canto degli Italiani
Regional scenes
Aosta Valley - Abruzzo - Basilicata - Calabria - Campania - Emilia-Romagna - Florence - Friuli-Venezia Giulia - Genoa - Latium - Liguria - Lombardy - Marche - Milan - Molise - Naples - Piedmont - Puglia - Rome - Sardinia - Sicily - Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol - Tuscany - Umbria - Veneto - Venice
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Opera houses - Music conservatories - Terminology

The Musica of Rome is intensely active. The venues for live music include:

  • the Theater of the Opera: the theater was built in the 1880s in the building boom to expand the capital of the new nation state of Italy. The theater has seen the premieres of many famous works, including Tosca and Cavalleria rusticana. It has hosted memorable events such as Visconti's staging of The Marriage of Figaro. The theater has a permant orchestra, choir and ballet company, and now boasts a multi-media historical archive.
  • the National Academy of Santa Cecilia: the academy was authorized by Pope Gregory XIII in 1566 and has remained one of the most prestigious musical organizations in the world—this, through all the political vicissitudes of centuries: capital of the Papal States, then invasion by Napoleon, then capital of the new Italy in 1871. The Santa Cecilia Orchestra is a permanent organization and over the years has found a home in various auditoriums in the city, the most recent move (2003) being to the premises of the Parco della Musica, a vast new auditorium complex (see below). The full orchestra and the Santa Cecilia chamber ensembles perform 200 hundred concerts a year in Rome.
  • the Santa Cecilia music conservatory;
  • the Roman Philharmonic Academy (Accademia Filarmonica Romana): performs at the Teatro Olimpico and has—besides an active concert season—a long history of promoting music education and community and amateur music;
  • the Lazio Symphony orchestra, which performs in Rome as well as elsewhere in the province of Latium;
  • the Youth Symphony of Rome;
  • the new Parco della Musica (opened in 2002) is a gigantic musical complex featuring three large, separate auditoriums, located between the Olympic Village and Parioli Quarter of Rome. It hosts a constant stream of classical, popular, and jazz music, featuring national as well as international musicians and groups;
  • the Aula Magna of the Sapienza University sponsors an active musical season;

As well, the city of Rome has the National Museum of Musical Instruments, one of the finest such institutions in the world.

See also

References

  • Guide Cultura, i luoghi della music (2003), ed. Touring Club Italiano.

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