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.

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SUNRISE MARKETS – Original album & Cover songs fusion & progressive | jazz-rock & folk

 On Friday September 20th at 21.00, a great live concert titled Sunrise Marketswill be hosted for the first time at Teatro San Genesio, as a second extraordinary event inaugurating the 8th season of the Vitala Festival – Music & Arts events.

Sunrise Markets is the second album by gifted guitar player Gianluca D’Alessio and a title representing his musical journey made of notes but above all of feelings and colors inspired by the nuances of London’s city life, where the album was conceived with a wide variety of influences, from progressive rock, to Fusion with several acoustic tracks and what have been defined as suggestive atmospheric soundscapes.

The album is distributed by the English label Burning Shed (which distributes also for Jethro Tull, King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, etc …). Numerous musicians have collaborated with Gianluca for this album, including prominent names in the world music scene such as Gavin Harrison (King Crimson, Porcupine Tree, Claudio Baglioni) and John Giblin (Paul McCartney, Simple Minds, Phil Collins).

During the evening, in addition to the original songs of the album, the guitarist and band will also propose some great cover pieces, encompassing a varied set list. To accompany him on this unique evening, the powerful voice of versatile singer Riccardo Rinaudo and a band of accomplished musicians.

Not to be missed!!

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The 8th edition of the Vitala Festival is proud to host this second extraordinary concert, opening the new 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€) 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 opening events the Vitala Festival is proudly hosting a painting exhibition by Mariarty, accomplished Russian artist, designer, illustrator, running until September 28 in the foyer of the theatre and which may be visited before the concert. This dedicated exhibition topically called Music for your Eyes will consist of works from Mariarty’s studio in Rome, as well as several earlier works delivered from Russia. The self-taught painter first gained recognition between 2016-2018 in Russia and her works were displayed in the best museums and galleries of South Russia, as well as Moscow and St. Petersburg. From the beginning of 2019, Mariarty set up her studio in Rome, having been recently exhibited in Calabria, Bologna, Naples, France.  Mariarty puts on canvas visions of past and future,  her works are colourful glimpses of dreams and visions, sounds of music ‘that you can hear with your eyes’. Surreal motives go together with folk tale images from regions of Eurasia, mysterious symbols and enigmas decoded by the artist’s hand, favourite music devotions and fairy tale illustrations. The enigmas and innuendoes are apparent throughout her works, bringing the viewer to wonder about their meaning and the involving consciousness contained in these colour combinations, from other worlds. Free admission to the exhibition.

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