Events and exhibitions







Thanks to the success of the public at the first edition, at the start on June 21st

until July 21st, at the Teatro Grande in Pompeii,

the second edition of the review of the Teatro Stabile di Napoli - National

Theater and Pompeii Archaeological Park: POMPEII THEATRUM MUNDI.

A four-year project conceived for the Teatro Grande of the most impressive

archaeological site in the world, such as Pompeii,

which fits into the wider program of promotion of the Campania Archaeological


In the fascinating atmosphere of the excavations, on the stage of the II century

Theater. a.C., a new cycle of classical texts will be staged with four major works,

three of them premiered: Oedipus by Robert Wilson, Medea by choreographers

Emio Greco and PieterC. Scholten, Salomè by Luca De Fusco and Siracusa

Eracle according to Emma Dante.

21-23 June 2018 at 21.00

• Salomè by Oscar Wilde directed by Luca De Fusco


5-7 July 2018 at 21.00

• Oedipus from Oidípūs týrannos by Sophocle edited by Robert Wilson

co-produced by Teatro Stabile di Napoli-National Theater - Change Performing

12-14 July 2018

MEDEA IN VARIET Cheography of Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten

19-21 July 2018 at 21.00

ERACLE by Euripide directed by Emma Dante

INDA production / National Institute of Ancient Drama - Onlus Foundation



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Treasures under the "lapilli"


(11.09.2017- 31.05.2018)


Furniture, frescoes and jewels from the Insula Occidentalis. The Exhibition at the

Antiquarium of Pompeii The pleasure of living, the refined beauty of Pompeian paintings,

made up of cultured literary references,trompe-l'oeil images of lush gardens, colorful

mosaics, furniture and precious objects  from the Insula Occidentalis of Pompeii,

but also the devastating image of death, frozen in the form of the casts, which interrupts

its enchantment. An emblematic testimony of the Roman taste of living in sumptuous and

elegant residences told by the exhibition "TREASURES BELOW THE LAPILLIES. Furniture,

frescoes   and jewels from Insula Occidentalis " from 11 September to 31 May at the

Antiquarium of the Pompeii excavations.The exhibition will offer the public the opportunity

to admire some of The rich furnishings and wall paintings of one of the most famous

houses of the grand complex of urban villas of the Insula Occidentalis (quarter at the

western end of the ancient city) the Casa del Bracciale d'Oro, closed for decades to the

public and today cannot be visited for restoration works and enhancement that will return

the whole complex to fruition. The grandiose complex of urban villas of Insula Occidentalis

is located at the western end of the ancient city on four panoramic terraces sloping

scenically towards the sea, and  offers the visitor an emblematic  testimony of the Roman

taste of living in sumptuous and elegant residences.Frescoes, mosaics and furnishings

create a space where one could experience the pleasure of living,immersed in a refined

beauty made of paintings with cultured literary references or depicting luxuriant gardens

that open onto green spaces in  an ideal continuity,Of floor mosaics with colored marbles

from all the regions of the  empire and spectacular water games.The exhibition

"TREASURES UNDER THE LAPILLIi.Furniture, frescoes and jewels from the Insula

Occidentalis "offers the public the opportunity to admire some of the rich furnishings and

of the wall paintings of one of the  best known houses in the complex,the Casa del

Bracciale d'Oro, closed for decades to the  public and nowadays can not be visited for

restoration and enhancement works that will restore the entire complex to fruition.This

house owes its name to a large gold bracelet weighing 610 grams. worn by one of the

victims who tried to escape.The bracelet, on display, is characterized in the terminal part

by two facing snake heads  that hold up between the jaws a disk with the bust of the

goddess Selene (Moon)

The goddess is a girl with a head crowned by a crescent surrounded by seven stars and

raises her arms to hold back a swollen veil. Another fugitive took with him a wooden and

bronze box with 40 gold and 175 silver coins, also exposed.At the time of the eruption in

79 d.C. two adults and a child sought shelter in the basement of one of the service areas

of the luxurious Casa del Bracciale d'oro.

The victims who found death in this environment are commemorable through the exposed

casts.The house presented a large triclinium with refined frescoes such as that of

Alessandro and Rossane's and Arianna's and Alessandro's Dionysus' weddingthat allude to

the theme of happy marriage unions. During the summer season the banquets took place

on the lower floor in a luxurious triclinium open on a large green space refreshed by the

waters of a monumental nymphaeum, visible in the exhibition, covered with polychrome

mosaics in glass paste,shells and lava foam to suggest the idea of a cave according to the

fashion of the time.The famous and large frescoed wall with garden scenes from the

house of the Golden Bracelet of Pompeii, on the other hand, it is exceptionally exhibited at

the Antiquarium of Boscoreale, also due to space requirements, after returning from the

Grand Palais in Paris,where it was exhibited from 15 March to 24 July 2017 in an

exhibition entitled "Jardins" together with works by Fragonard, Monet, Cézanne, Klimt,

Picasso and Matisse.


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