Italian Government Tourist Board - North America
Italy News #18 - June
"A Rose Has No Teeth": Bruce
Nauman in the 1960's
Castello di Rivoli, Contemporary Art
Through September 9, 2007
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
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.
return to Caracalla
Rome, Caracalla Baths
June 28-August 14, 2007
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
Infiorata di Genzano
June 16-18, 2007
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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