Triumphs and Laments

One of the most ambitious works of a renowned artist was able to find its spot in Rome, thanks to the aid of Roma Capitale and the organization TEVERETERNO. The artist, William Kentridge, famous for his different approaches to art, was born in 1955, in Johannesburg, South Africa. His works (performances, films, sculptures, etc.) have […]

Damiano Michieletto’s

  It’s been a big year for Venetian opera director, Damiano Michieletto. His London-based production of Cavalleria Rustica/Pagliacci won a Laurence Olivier Award, and was named Best New Opera Production in the process. He directed The Barber of Seville at Opéra National de Paris, Madama Butterfly at Bergen National Opera House in Norway and Othello […]

My April Fools Day

Marsha Salvatore has lived in Rome for 12 years. She hails from Cincinnati but with a name like Salvatore, it’s not hard to guess her heritage. It’s April Fools day and we are sitting at the back of the club while performers John Gilbert and Jose Salgado move around the room, prepping for the show. […]

Douglas Dean Directs an All-Female Hamlet

  I‘m headed into Trastevere to talk with director Douglas Dean about his newest theater production of Hamlet. I cross the Tiber and head towards the statue of poet Giuseppe Gioacchino Belli, who surveys the piazza in his top hat and coat, gripping his cane maybe a bit too tightly. There is a slight irony […]