My boss, the CEO of OPERA America, has a favorite “first question.” Every time he interviews an opera creator, artist, board member or business partner, he asks them, “What is the first opera you saw? Who took you?” For nearly 10 years, I’ve lived in dread that he’d ask me that question in public – because I just don’t remember. I mean, I know I we...

April 25, 2018 at 6:00pm. Embassy of Italy - 3000 Whitehaven Street NW - Washingon, DC. Register here. Dress code: Business attire. The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute are pleased to invite you to a concert by I Solisti Veneti conducted by maestro Claudio Scimone. I Solisti Veneti, one of the most popular Italian Chamber Orchest...

In un'Italia che emigra, in una generazione con la valigia in una mano e nell'altra la speranza di un futuro oltreconfine, c'è chi parte carico di strumenti e spartiti. Ci sono anche loro, i musicisti, tra i "cervelli in fuga" da un'Italia che sembra non avere più nulla da offrire a questi giovani pieni di talento e dalle enormi potenzialità che ha...

No place nurtures Romance and Amore like Italy and no current Pop-Opera ‘Crooner’ honors Italy more than Franco Corso. ‘The Voice of Romance’ and his stellar band of International musicians will take you on a ‘Musical Journey Through Italy.’ Featuring beloved songs of Bocelli, Caruso, Pavarotti and many Italian upbeat pop, such as ‘Italiano’, ‘Il M...

Opera Theater of Connecticut presents two performances of the powerful opera “I Pagliacci” by Ruggero Leoncavallo. Performances will be held April 20-21 at Andrews Memorial Town Hall in Clinton. A mainstay of the dynamic “verismo” repertoire, this commanding work contains pieces such as the memorable Bell Chorus, the melodic Intermezzo, and, of cou...

“South Florida, Miami, una delle più numerose comunità italiane negli Stati Uniti. Una delle più complicate. Non c’è infatti un numero preciso, non si sa quanti siano esattamente i connazionali che hanno scelto questa parte degli States. Ecco allora che anche l’impegno del Comites diventa più difficile. Anche qui per una questione numerica pur non...

When it was announced that Will Crutchfield was launching Teatro Nuovo as a place for all things Bel Canto in the US, people who were familiar with his work at Caramoor were delighted. Some who have not been to Caramoor are familiar with his work in, among other places, the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, as well as his many contributions as a mu...

When: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of New York - Organized by : ICI - Entrance : Free Italian born conductor Speranza Scappucci recently made a successful Vienna debut acclaimed by the public and critics alike with La Traviata and La Cenerentola at the Vienna State Opera. In February 2017, she wa...

When: Saturday, April 28th (1:00PM–2:30pm) - Where: The Rhody Center for World Music and Dance, 410 Tiogue Avenue, Coventry, Rhode Island 02816 Michela Musolino of Terra Sangue Mare is offering a workshop on Sicilian folk dances. To open up the class, Musolino will share with students a brief history of the dances and run through a warm-up with the...

Opera in Clinton always catches our eye somehow. It’s not New York, it’s not some metropolitan center and yet here it is, at Opera Theater of Connecticut’s MainStage at the Andrews Memorial Theater in the town hall complex. Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 will bring a famous clown to town hall in the opera “I Pagliacci” by Ruggero Leoncaval...