Vitala Festival

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On Journey from Ithaca. Photo by Fabio Barilari

Rome’s Vitala Festival kicks off a restart edition

From Blues to Soul, R&B, Rock, Gospel, Pop, Folk, Jazz and more, Vitala Festival kicked off a new edition 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 a long-standing collaboration with Teatro San Genesio.

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Chicago High Spirits. Photo by Fabio Barilari

From late September to early June concerts and events now take place at Teatro Le Salette (Vicolo del Campanile 14) in the heart of Rome’s Prati area. While the special summer outdoor events from mid-June to early September, are hosted in the lovely venue of Parco Torretta de Massimi (Viale Luigi Moretti 1), on the Aurelia, near via della Pisana.

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

The Vitala Festival brings together and hosts artists from different walks of life and diverse nationalities with the purpose of entertaining the community, supporting the arts and fostering artistic synergies and cultural integration. Over the years, the Festival has hosted over 200 artists, with monthly performances and events programmed. Vitala Festival has also collaborated on dedicated, special events to fundraise for charities.

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, particularly with the increased difficulties and challenges brought about by the Pandemic. The proceeds from the tickets go to defray production costs and to support the artists involved in the Festival.

Special thanks go to all the artists and performers, to Teatro San Genesio, Teatro Le Salette, Parco Torretta de Massimi, to the Festival’s technical team and collaborators, to the kind donors and of course to the audience.

The programs of past seasons are available on Teatro San Genesio website or the Festival’s Facebook Page.

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Vitala Festival (events in support of music and art) is pleased to present:


Bossa nova, Brazilian music & Jazz

Maria Francesca D’Amante – vocals
Riccardo Balsamo – piano
Leonardo Spinedi – guitar

Tuesday 7 May at 9.00pm

Teatro Le Salette

Vicolo del Campanile 14

On Tuesday 7 May at 9.00pm, the Vitala Festival  – philanthropic events in support of Music and Art – will present a new event of its 11th edition. Join us for a live concert with music trio Outra Lua, composed by Francesca D’Amante on vocals, Riccardo Balsamo on piano and Leonardo Spinedi on guitar and cavaquinho. The ensemble will present a fusion of Brazilian music, bossa nova and jazz, with a refined, selected repertoire and music journey through the history of samba, choro, maxixe and bossa nova. The AQUARELA DO BRASIL concert traces an itinerary from music composed by Pixinguinha, Chiquinha Gonzaga, Noel Rosa and Ernesto Nazareth, to the soft sounds of  bossa nova by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto, without neglecting the samba canção of Chico Buarque, the samba exaltaçao of Ary Barroso and the melancholic lyricism of Nelson Cavaquinho. Arrangements trace harmonic-melodic fusions in composers such as Debussy and Milhaud, bringing to light similarities between the carioca and Parisian cultures, as well as jazz-inspired liaisons. An evocative and refined musical journey not to be missed. Join us to support these lovely performers. Thank you!


BOOKING REQUIRED – Doors open at 8.30 PM

(+2€ theatre season card valid all year / members of the public who are already card holders for 2024 are exempt)

Info/Bookings: or 347-8248661


Vicolo del Campanile 14 (Prati)





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