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Buongiorno Dolce Vita – Rome wakes up to a surprise Nino Rota symphony

How would it feel if one day you suddenly woke up in a Fellini film?

That is pretty much what happened to the residents and tourists in Rome, earlier in October this year, when as the sun set on the eternal city a 10-piece orchestra took everyone by surprise, walking through the crowd and setting up its instruments in front of the Trevi Fountain.


One of the most famous locations in the history of cinema, and the landmark of the time-defying night swim by Anita Ekberg and Marcello Mastroianni in Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, was the theatre of an impromptu performance of the film’s theme, originally composed by Nino Rota.

Orchestra Roma Sinfonietta, conducted by Luigi Lanzillotta, performs in front of the iconic Trevi Fountain, Rome.

The execution by the Orchestra Roma Sinfonietta, one of the late Maestro Morricone’s orchestras, was a whimsical moment, that for one morning transported passers-by back into the dreamlike reign of Federico Fellini’s visions and to the charming atmospheres of the Rome of the Dolce Vita years.

The flash mob, in collaboration with FIAT, with the support of SIAE and the partnership of Roma Film Fest, took place to celebrate the CAM Sugar release of the newly-remastered and complete version of "La Dolce Vita" soundtrack by Nino Rota.

Passers-by stopped in awe as Orchestra Roma Sinfonietta played the timeless theme of La Dolce Vita by Nino Rota.

For the first time ever available on 2LP, the album boasts 14 tracks previously unreleased on vinyl, including the long considered lost vocal version by Katyna Ranieri, singing Dino Verde’s exceptional lyrics which evoke the elegance and frenzy of the cafes and nightclubs on Via Veneto during the Dolce Vita years.

Blending jazz, rock and roll, Latin rhythms and circus music, the score perfectly captures the glamorous, jet-setting Roman nightlife as well as the solitude and dissatisfaction depicted in Fellini’s opus.   

“La Dolce Vita (Remastered 2022)” is available on 2LP, CD, digital and in an exclusive 2LP+tote bag+poster bundle on the CAM Sugar online store.

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