Shen Yun held two sold-out performances at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, Italy on March 19. Since Rome is the home of some of the greatest European art, it is not surprising that Shen Yun’s artistic beauty resonated with many audience members, who noted the original designs of the spectacular hand-sewn costumes, the magnificent original art on the 30-foot tall interactive background, and of course, the exquisite grace of the dancers. Rome is also a spiritual and religious center that includes Vatican City, the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museum, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes. The spiritual themes from China's 5,000 years of culture also resonated with audience members. “The performance had an absolute force of attraction that came from the omnipotent Lord,” said Giovanni Aldobrandini, a professor and member of an Italian noble family.
Caroline Haffner Murat, a pianist and member of the noble Murat family of France, said, “Shen Yun is a profound revelation from higher beings. We can feel it. I was very touched.”