Vitala Festival

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On Journey from Ithaca. Photo by Fabio Barilari

Rome’s Vitala Festival kicks off its 8th edition

From Jazz and Blues to Soul, R&B, Rock, Gospel and Pop, get ready for the eighth edition of Vitala Festival right here in Rome. For those who aren’t aware of the Vitala Festival, it’s a self-funded philanthropic festival promoting live music and visual arts, organized in collaboration with Teatro San Genesio in Rome’s Prati area. 

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Chicago High Spirits. Photo by Fabio Barilari

From September to June, artists from different walks 0f life and diverse nationalities come together with the purpose of entertaining the community, supporting the arts and fostering cultural integration. Over the years, the Festival has hosted over 150 artists, with monthly performances and events programmed. 

Eddie & The Hot Rocks. Photo by Fabio Barilari
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Thieves&Poets Project_feat.Chiara Piccione. Photo by Fabio Barilari

With an average of 20 events per season, there’s a lot in store for music lovers.  As a philanthropic project, the Vitala Festival is made possible by the kind attendance of the public and the generosity of individual donors and supporters. The proceeds from the tickets go to defray production costs. Special thanks go to all the artists and performers, to Teatro San Genesio, to the Festival’s technical team and collaborators, to the kind donors and of course to the audience.

All performances take place at Teatro San Genesio, located in via Podgora 1 (near Viale Mazzini). The programs of past and current seasons are available on the theatre’s website or the Festival’s Facebook Page.

Foto ensemble -Concerto 24 Febbraio


Monday 24 FEBRUARY 2020 |AT 21.00

Concert & Show

A special tribute to Borges & Piazzolla

On Monday evening February 24th, the Vitala Festival will proudly host a unique event, a refined concert and tribute to the great Argentine artists: Jorge Luis Borges & Astor Piazzolla

A poetic journey between the evocative verses by Jorge Luis Borges and the enchanting and seductive music of Astor Piazzolla. The readings and narration by Michelangelo Tarditti, the transverse flute of Raùl Dousset, the piano of Luis Gabriel Chami and the violin of Giuliano Bisceglia, will envelop and enchant the audience.  A vibrant and emotional show, performed with great talent and skill by an ensemble of acclaimed and highly valued artists. Not to be missed!

The Artists:

Michelangelo Tarditti, readings and narration

Raùl Dousset, transverse flute

Luis Gabriel Chami, piano

Giuliano Bisceglia, violin


Teatro San Genesio (Via Podgora 1 – near Viale Mazzini)

Tickets to concert (15€, reduced 13€ for students) includes first drink at foyer bar.

Concert at 21.00. From 20.00 an optional BUFFET with refreshments will be available.

Bookings/Info:; 347-8248661



As part of the season’s events, from 18.30 to 20.30 before the start of the concert, the Vitala Festival will proudly host the opening of a painting exhibition by Gemma Vinciarelli, accomplished artist and illustrator. Special reduced (€ 10) tickets to the concert & show on Borges & Piazzolla will be available to visitors who will be present for the opening of the exhibition.

PRAETEXTA – Art Exhibition

Organised in collaboration with San Genesio Expo, this exhibition significantly titled Praetexta finds a perfect location in the theatre setting. Artwork of varied  techniques and dimensions will be exhibited, carefully selected for this occasion. Italian artist Gemma Vinciarelli works and uses with the same passion acrylic, charcoal, collage and digital media. She is one of the founders of Crisma, an annual collection of short comic stories. She was part of the collective of illustrators Lab.Aquattro and the group of Italian collage artists Oltre Collage. Her stories and illustrations have been published on Crisma, OltreMag, Tinals, Internazionale. She recently published The Proust Questionnaire (Collana Libri Attivi – ComicOut), with collage illustrations. She has participated in several collective and personal exhibitions in Rome, Milan and Paris. For this exhibition Gemma Vinciarelli has selected views of Rome and the Roman theatre but not only, there are takes and impressions of particular scenes and contextualizations, recalling both the place where the exhibition takes place and its suggestive and unique title.

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FREE ADMISSION TO THE EXHIBITION which will be running from 24 February to 11 March and may be visited in the afternoon (17.00-20.00), by appointment or during scheduled events at Teatro San Genesio.


The 8th edition of the Vitala Festival is proud to host this new combined event: an extraordinary concert and exhibition. Organized by Fabiana De Rose in collaboration with Teatro San Genesio, the Vitala Festival promotes a variety of philanthropic events, featuring mainly live music and visual arts, running from September  to June. Special thanks to our collaborators, supporters, the artists involved and our loyal audience for every new season!

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Via Podgora 1 (Prati)





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