The young musician’s electric guitar performance from the terrace of the Campidoglio moves the entire city
Jacopo Mastrangelo is a 19-year-old Roman musician known for enchanting the world by playing his electric guitar to Ennio Morricone’s soundtrack of Once Upon A Time in America during the coronavirus lockdown. Jacopo’s first performance was from his rooftop overlooking Piazza Navona at sunset, with seagulls soaring in the air and the Italian flag waving in the wind.
The video of Jacopo playing on his terrace to an empty Piazza Navona went so viral that the mayor of Rome, Virginia Raggi, invited him to perform on Easter Monday at City Hall. This time, in addition to playing Ennio Morricone’s Deborah’s Theme from the movie Once Upon a Time in America, Jacopo also performed Nessun Dorma by Giacomo Puccini from the terrace of the Campidoglio.
The performance was a tribute to all those battling against the coronavirus. The mayor of Rome said: “Today from the Capitoline terrace our thoughts go to our beloved ones. We pay homage to all the people who are fighting the battle against coronavirus, to all the Italians, and to the whole world. A hopeful look into the future”.