The holiday season is coming up quickly, and the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma is bringing back a classic Italian opera just for the occasion: Tosca by Giacomo Puccini.

A grand exhibition to celebrate the figure of undisputed 20th century master Balthasar Klossowski de Rola, best known under his pseudonym Balthus, will be held in Rome from 24 October 2015 to 31 January 2016, offering a stunning review of his work fifteen years after his death.

“Jazz feeds the Planet”: this is the slogan chosen by the organizers of the Rome Jazz Festival 2015, to celebrate the 39th edition of the event, scheduled to take place from 14 to 29 November at the auditorium Parco della Musica.

As in the past editions, the festival has an original underlying theme. This year the focus is on food. A reinterpretation - by no means random - of the theme chosen for the Expo in Milan, will compare jazz music, a form of nourishment for the human soul, to food products. Just like food, jazz has always been able to break through the boundaries from which it originates, representing an ideal moment of inclusion, festivity and conviviality.

The extent to which the world of jazz is complex and varied is evident when you take a look at the artists in the programme, who come from cultural backgrounds that are poles apart. From the American quintet led by Gregory Porter, to the Alfredo Rodriguez Cuban trio and the Tunisian Dhafer Youssef. There are also numerous female performers, like the Australian Sarah McKenzie, the Korean Sun Hee You and the Chihiro Yamanaka trio. An unusual duet will be bringing the 2015 edition to an end: Mauro Ottolini's Sousaphonix and the chef Giorgione Barchiesi.

Music is at home in Rome. This is true, but not all of the great artists performing in the capital can be considered the founding fathers of a type of music. Of course, there will always be a few exceptions. One example is when a band named Deep Purple comes to town, in concert at the Palalottomatica on 6 November 2015.

The show in Rome is the closing gig of the English band's mini-tour in Italy during the month of November: the other concerts will take place in the arenas of Milan, Padua and Florence. This live performance will be the perfect opportunity to listen to all the most important hits by the legendary quintet, led by Ian Paice on the drums, but also to discover their latest album “Now What?!” - the nineteenth disk released in 45 years of their extraordinary career.

If you are looking for tickets, we recommend that you go to the TicketOne web page. At the moment, various solutions are available and it is still possible to choose the best seats.

After the opening of the theatre season (link to Teatro Sistina news), Rome's museum activities are kicking off in a big way. On 26 September, the special monograph dedicated to James Tissot was inaugurated. It will be taking place at the Chiostro del Bramante until 21 February: a unique opportunity to discover the works of this 19th-century master of painting, for the very first time on show in Italy.

There is only a month to go now until the opening of the Rome Film Festival, which will be taking place from 16 to 24 October 2015. This film celebration has become an autumn classic in Rome and is at its tenth edition this year, with a new, updated billboard of events, full of important protagonists.

A European tour in grand style, crossing the length and breadth of the continent and, for the first time, stopping off in Italy. Which group are we talking about? It's not just any old band, but the legendary American trio Crosby, Stills & Nash, in an exclusive concert in Rome on Sunday 4 October, at the Auditorium Parco della Musica.

After the customary summery break, one of the all-time stars of Roman entertainment is returning to the scene: the Teatro Sistina. The 2015/16 season - which is the third under the successful direction of Massimo Romeo Piparo - will officially begin on 1 October, with a programme full of big names.

Steve McCurry and Cinecittà met some years ago, when the lens of McCurry captured for the first time the secrets of this unusual place.

Rome is known all over the world as an open-air museum. The Baroque Art, dating back in Rome to the seventeenth century, helped the spread of this name.

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