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.

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Hazy Shades: the Simon&Garfunkel Legend. Photo by Fabio Barilari

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.

Daniele Federici -Alessandro Fea in Songs for Lou


SONGS FOR LOU – The Music & Poetry of Lou Reed 

On November 9th 2019 at 9.30pm, the Vitala Festival Music Festival will present a great concert and event in memory of Lou Reed. This refined concert and show will also include a selection of readings and video projections. A respectful tribute to the man and artist, to the power of his music and words which inspired and fascinated generations and continues to do so. The concert is presented in collaboration with the Association

Daniele Federici (vocals & guitar) and Alessandro Fea (guitar & soundtracks) are both authors and performers of this concert and show. Federici had a ten year long friendship with Lou Reed and collaborated with the artist in his Italian tours. He is founder and manager of the Italian web site dedicated to the artist, and author of the book “The songs of Lou Reed” published by Editori Riuniti. Alessandro Fea is an author and theatre director. Together they worked and have been successfully presenting this suggestive tribute show since 2002. Not to be missed!

The 8th edition of the Vitala Festival is proud to host this new extraordinary concert of its 8th season. 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!


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 21.30. From 20.30 an optional BUFFET with refreshments will be available.

Bookings/Info:; 347-8248661


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