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The Carnival Tarantella: a traditional festival of music, masks and dances at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome

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The Carnival Tarantella: a traditional festival of music, masks and dances at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome

Sunday 11 February, the “Ennio Morricone” Auditorium Parco della Musica will be transformed into a vibrant stage of tradition and celebration with the return of the “Carnival Tarantella“. This fascinating event, created by Ambrogio Sparagna for theItalian Popular Orchestra of the Auditoriumthe Coro Popolare directed by Anna Rita Colaianni and the Popular Dancers Group under the guidance of Francesca Trentapromises to bring the magic of Carnival to Rome in an overwhelming mix of music, masks and dance.

The day will begin with a great concert at 11.00 in Sala Sinopoli, where the Tarantella will reign supreme, brought to life by the contagious energy of the Popular Orchestra and the Popular Choir. It will be a unique experience for everyone, adults and children, immersed in the tradition of tarantellas that will resonate in the auditorium.


The celebration will culminate with a spectacular masked parade at 1.00 pm in the outdoor spaces of the Auditorium.
Traditional masked groups from Campania, Lazio, Abruzzo and Basilicata will perform, bringing with them the ancient tradition of carnival masks.

Among the protagonists of this eighth edition there will be the Aurunci Giants, imposing papier-mâché figures which, with their large proportions, recall the ancient figures of the Commedia dell’Arte. In the small villages where the popular farce of the “Song of Zeza and Pulcinella” is still perpetuated, the Giants of the Aurunci are essential presences.


The Pulgenelle of Castiglione Messer Marino, an evocative mask from Abruzzo
, they will stand out with their original costume and characteristic pointed hat. An ode to the archaic peasant world of the central Apennines, this mask evokes magical-ritual meanings with its unique presence.

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The Horned Masks of Aliano, coming from Basilicata, they evoke demonic creatures with a clumsy touch, mitigated by the colorful decorated hats. Made with clay and papier-mâché, these masks will parade with pronounced horns and drooping noses, creating a unique spectacle.

Accompanied by the dizzying dance actions of the Auditorium’s corps de ballet, coordinated by Francesca Trenta, the groups of traditional masks will give life to an engaging show. The masked parade will become a moment of authentic celebration, offering all participants a regenerative, hypnotic and overwhelming experience.

Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this extraordinary Carnival celebration at the “Ennio Morricone” Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, located in via Pietro de Coubertin, 30.

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