Festa di Roma opens on 31st December at the Circo Massimo with the modern storyteller Ascanio Celestini, accompanied by Rustica X Band led by Pasquale Innarella.
Ascanio Celestini will entertain the public for around 40 minutes, recounting an original fairytale written especially for Festa di Roma on the theme of Planet Earth.
This show seeks to unify aspects of popular culture, the work of some of Rome children’s organisations, and music.


By Fondazione Musica per Roma


Actor, director and theatrical writer
Ascanio Celestini is considered to be one of the key exponents of the new art of narrative theatre.
At Festa di Roma 2020, he will present an original story and will share the stage with La Rustica X Band directed by Pasquale Innarella.


Saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist and composer
Pasquale Innarella is a saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist and composer, working in experimental jazz. His faith in the social value of music led him to create and direct La Rustica X Band, a jazz band formed from young people from the areas of La Rustica and Quarticciolo, deprived areas on the outskirts of Rome.