Italian Government Tourist Board - North America

 Italy News #18 - June  11, 2007

"A Rose Has No Teeth": Bruce Nauman in the 1960's 

Castello di Rivoli, Contemporary Art Museum - TORINO

Through September 9, 2007

www.castellodirivoli.it 

 

A great exhibition celebrating Bruce Nauman, a "pioneer of video art and post-minimalist performance", will be on display at Castello Di Rivoli,  More than 100 works will cover his work from the 1960's, a major period for this artist - one which laid the foundations for all of his future ground-breaking succession. Nauman is generally known for his pieces where he uses neon.  However many of his works have also taken the form of sculptures, films, video, installations, drawings, photographs, text pieces, etc., many of which will be seen for the first time, in this exhibition.  Nauman is considered by international critics to be one of the most significant living artists, and was recognized as such with many international awards, including the prominent "Leone d'Oro" (Golden Lion) in 1999.

 

"Ravenna Festival 2007"

Several Venues - RAVENNA

June 1st - July 22nd, 2007

www.ravennafestival.org

 

Music, in all its various expressions, is the driving force behind the Ravenna Festival.  This festival presents original productions of dance, opera, concerts, drama, jazz, etc. However, it is also a multi-faces event that highlights many other areas of art and culture, such as: cinema, poetry, conferences and art exhibitions.  The Ravenna festival receives an enormous amount of public support and is continuously recognized for its intense programming. The 2007 Festival once again includes renowned Director Riccardo Muti, amongst many others. 

 

 Opera return to Caracalla

Rome, Caracalla Baths

June 28-August 14, 2007 

www.operaroma.it 

 

Operas are performed in the majestic setting of the Terme di Caracalla in Rome. This year’s program opens with “Arrivederci Roma” with Vincenzo La Scola, Lucio Dalla, Giuditta Saltarini and Cesare Ranucci.  The July 3-10 calendar includes ballet with the “Swan Lake”, orchestra conducted by Andriy Yurkevych. Among the operas in calendar: Puccini’s “Turandot”, Verdi’s “Nabucco” and “I Pagliacci” by Leoncavallo all performed by the orchestra, chorus, and ballet of the Teatro Dell’Opera di Roma. Also in the program a recital by the tenor Rolando Villazon, and two ballets: Swan Lake and Romeo and Juliet.

 

Infiorata di Genzano

 Genzano (RM)

June 16-18, 2007

www.infiorata.it 

 

Genzano (Roma) ; l'InfiorataGenzano is a picturesque village on the Alban Hills overlooking the Lake of Nemi, just south of Rome.  Every year for the past 200 years, on the occasion of the Corpus Domini holy feast this town, famous for its delicious charcuterie, fresh breads and white wines, plays host to Infiorata for which a gently sloping street, 200m long is decorated by master “infioratori” with pictures made of flower petals. The colorful pictures, representing mainly sacred images, are real masterpieces of imagination and skills. Infiorata was born as a religious celebration which, thanks to the work of brothers Arcangelo and Nicola Leofreddi, in 1778 became a world famous art exhibit, which still attracts crowds from Italy and abroad.

 

 

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