Theatre in Rome

IDES OF MARCH || 15 March –  Julius Caesar will “die” again

IDES OF MARCH || 15 March – Julius Caesar will “die” again

On March 15th, from 2:00 pm, in the Sacred Area of ​​Largo Argentina in Rome will be played the assassination of Julius Caesar.

The theatrical company ” Gruppo Storico Roma ”  will perform the reunion of the Senate, the discussions of the conspirators and the bloody murder of the great Roman leader.

The funeral procession will lead the public to the Roman Forum, where will be proposed other theatrical insertions dedicated to the characters close to the “Divo Giulio”. We will listen to thewords of Calpurnia, Caesar’s bride, of Brutus,  before friend and then a traitor, and many others.

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It was March of 44 B.C, Julius Caesar was preparing for a meeting with the Senate unaware of a conspiracy that would have killed him, organized by  personalities related to the Senate of Rome, including the famous Brutus (Marco Giunio Bruto) and Cassio (Gaius Cassio Longino).

The great Caesar was assassinated with several stabs while he was in the Theater of Pompeo.

He was killed because over the years he had become more and more powerful, concentrating on himself several charges and menacing the authority and power of the Senate.

 

His death became one of the most famous episodes of Roman antiquity.

According to someone it became the symbol of the murder of a tyrant in the name of the republic, as for example in the bust of Brutus sculpted by Michelangelo

To others Brutus and Cassius became the symbol of betrayal (Dante, example, put Brutus  in the 9th level of Hell, the lowest level, in the mouth of Satan together with Judas).
Largo di Torre Argentina is at just 10 minutes bus journey from Termini station or walking distance from the main sights: ask our staff at  YES HOTEL ROME for more details!

 

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Villa Borghese and the “Temple of Asclepius”

One of the must visit places in Rome that combines nature, pleasure, history and physical excercise. You can spent a lot of hours walking, drinking coffee etc. You can ride your bike and enjoy! The Villa is a great place to cycle around and the cafe’s are definitely worth stopping at while taking in the scenery. It’d also be a great place for a picnic, however, there’s not a whole lot else to keep you entertained. It’s only a short walk from the Spagna metro station and the Spanish Steps though so it’s definitely worth stopping at if you’re in the area.

The lake is circled by the walking path “Viale del Lago,” but you won’t be able to miss the centerpiece – “Temple of Asclepius.” Asclepius  was the Greek god of medicine and healing – exactly what your legs will need after all this time exploring Rome & Italy!IMG_6694

From Piazza del Popolo ­- The wide open Piazza is very popular with Romans as well as tourists, for its beautiful statuary and Egyptian obelisk. To the east of the Piazza is the massive Borghese Gardens, a quiet green spot among the big city hustle and bustle. This park is great for strolling, jogging, etc, and I believe you can rent a bicycle to ride around on. On the east side of the park is the most excellent Villa Borghese, a prime site to view art, especially, in my opinion, sculpture. There is no lack of magnificent art in Rome, but don’t miss this place.

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“The Combat of Tancredi and Clorinda” at the Baths of Caracalla

The Combat of Tancredi and Clorinda at the Baths of Caracalla 10 to 15 July 2012.
It ‘s the second round with the summer season of opera. The Combat of Tancredi and Clorinda with music by Giorgio Battistelli by Claudio Monteverdi, directed by Mario Martone and direction of Erasmus Gaudiomonte, will be staged July 10 to 15 in the picturesque scenery of the Baths of Caracalla. A show that combines the classical world derived from Monteverdi to contemporary music Battistelli. A proposed construction at 19.00 in the light of day so enjoy it for the first time with a show, the Baths of Caracalla in one of his most evocative moments: the passing of the sunset.

You can book the tickets HERE

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We Will Rock You the musical hits Rome

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WeWillRockYou [320x200]Italy had to wait this great spectacular for 7 years. But now on 11th – 21st of February 2010 its finally here in the Theatre Brancaccio! We Will Rock You, the musical has been a great success in Great Britain and other 14 countries where it has been performed.

We Will Rock You is set in the future, on a place once called Earth. Globalisation is complete. Everyone watches the same movies , wears the same clothes, and thinks the same thoughts. A safe, happy GaGa world. All music instruments are banned and a hero is needed …. Galileo the man is the one, but can he help them to Break Free??

A total of 24 Queen’s greatest hits will be heard during the show. Even though Freddie Mercury died in 1991 the legend surrounding the band has remained intact until today.

The original version of this musical is produced by Ben Elton, but the Italian version is Claudio Trotta’s production. The songs are sang in English with a live band but the dialogs are in Italian.

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Theatre Brancaccio is located in the city centre of Rome on Via Merulana 244.To make or reservation or inquire about the prices you can call +39 06 85301758,ticket prices range from 22€ until 74.50€.

This musical will definitely Rock You and it will give you an unforgettable evening with the some of the greatest songs in the history of Rock! Stay at Hotel Des Artistes Rome or Yes Hotel Rome and get the best of the city at the most copetitive rates!