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This fall, the New Jersey Association of Verismo Operaopens the season with Vincenzo Bellini's tragic lyric opera,Norma, performed in two acts.  Soprano Renata Scotta, known for her performances of Norma in the 1980s, called the lead role the "Everest of Opera" (The New York Times on September 20, 2017).  "Singing the role of Norma is the holy grai...

Sometimes the greatest act of love is letting go. La traviata follows the life of Violetta who delights in high-class pleasures, but is secretly dying. Will she know about true love before death claims her? Washington’s National Opera launches its 2018–2019 season with a stunning new production of Verdi’s everlasting tale of fate and sacrifice, ren...

If I never cross Naples, Italy, off my bucket list, at least I’ve had the pleasure of tasting a Neapolitan-style pizza at a new, homey restaurant in Isle of Wight County. Chef and owner Massimo “Max” Errico opened Napoli é Ristorante Italiano about four months ago in Carrollton. He and his wife moved from their native Italy to the U.S. in 2003. “Na...

Amy Riolo is a self-proclaimed "culinary anthropologist." According to Chef Jason Roberts, she is "A true guardian of the techniques and inherent goodness of the Mediterranean lifestyle." But what does being a culinary anthropologist actually entail? Amy, an Italian-American chef, author, and advocate of the Mediterranean diet, teamed up with Culin...

If you’re like me (from New Jersey with a last name ending in a vowel), you very likely grew up eating “pasta fazool,” long before we found out that it’s actually “pasta fagioli”—technically pasta e fagioli or “pasta and beans.” Neapolitans, who have their own group of dialects, call it “fasule,” hence the Italian-American pronunciation. Recipes va...

Acoustic music lovers will have the opportunity to hear Italian guitarist, composer and singer-songwriter Luca Burgalassi in an evening performance Wednesday (June 20) as part of the Hampton History Museum’s music series. Burgalassi, who only moved to the United States with his family two years ago, has made a name for himself in the local music sc...

Bella's Pizzeria in Windber has moved from its former location in the Randy's BiLo plaza to the Windber Coal Heritage Center. Bella's will serve all of the same Italian dishes plus many new American ones. Co-owner Carmen Saucedo said her restaurant is having a grand opening Saturday to coincide with the Miners' Memorial Day Weekend. In honor of the...

The Marconi project is an effort by the Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center to capture the memories and experiences of Italian immigrants in the greater Washington D.C. area.  By sharing their rich history and stories we plan to preserve those memories digitally and make them available for generations to come. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 17...

Saturday, June 30, 2018 | 1 - 4 p.m. 5th floor Mueller Center | Heinz History Center (1212 Smallman Street - Pittsburgh, PA,15222). $20 admission (includes museum exhibits), $10 History Center members. Purchase Tickets. Join the Italian American Program at the History Center for a screening and panel discussion about the film "Andrea Doria: Are the...

Novità per il servizio passaporti alla cancelleria consolare dell’Ambasciata italiana a Washington. Da lunedì prossimo, 18 giugno, infatti, i cittadini italiani iscritti all’AIRE e residenti nella circoscrizione consolare dell’Ambasciata potranno compilare online la domanda di emissione del passaporto italiano e prenotare al contempo un appuntament...

The Air Mobility Command Museum will host Chat with a Hero: the Ray Firmani Story, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 16. Firmani was a B-17 pilot with the 486th Heavy Bombardment Group of the Mighty Eighth Air Force during WWII. He will be at the museum to share his life experiences and then personally sign copies of his book "Against All Odds...

The Italian Festival will return to downtown Uniontown in 2018. City council approved the measure at their monthly meeting, with the festival to be held Friday, Sept. 7, through Sunday, Sept. 9. Main Street from Gallatin Avenue to Morgantown Street, and Beeson Avenue from Penn Street to Church Street will be closed to accommodate the festival, per...