You may not know him for his paintings, but octogenarian Anthony Dominick Benedetto, better known as Tony Bennett, has won the hearts of art collectors the world over. He has three pieces on permanent loan to the Smithsonian, and created a piece in Sedona showcasing the majestic mountains vistas and peaks in the Arizona resort town. Of course, Benn...

Texas in summer means hot days at the lake grilling. It usually doesn't mean opera. But beginning 7:30 p.m. July 18, students of Red River Lyric Opera will perform four operas in Midwestern State University's Fain Fine Arts Center Theatre. The three-week summer intensive workshop brings opera singers from across the country to study with voice teac...

From the streets of Napoli to sold-out stadiums, the culture and history of Italy, as brought to America by Italian immigrants, has greatly influenced popular music. O Sole Trio is about teaching and singing that history, and they're bringing their educational, fun show to Southern Vermont Arts Center's Arkell Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jul...

For those that think opera is too esoteric, maybe an opera based in South Philadelphia sung in English will sway that notion. The Delaware Valley Opera Company (DVOC), a local opera house that employs emerging talent as well as established singers, has transformed Giacomo Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” into “Johnny Schicchi,” an Italian comedy about g...

On a steamy evening in late June, Lisa Scen, a retired cook of inscrutable age, donned a simple beige dress and glittery earrings and prepared to go to her first night at the opera. Actually, the opera came to her. The OperaCamion, a mobile stage, with its cast and crew, set up in a shabby square of scorched, uncut grass in the outlying San Basilio...

Si scaldano i motori per la prossima, decima edizione del Festival della Musica Italiana a New York, dal titolo “New York Canta”, in programma il 10 settembre nel Master Theater (Millennium) di Brooklyn: una manifestazione unica nel suo genere, attesa e seguita con grande interesse, ispirata quest'anno alla campagna internazionale #VIVEREALLITALIAN...

The Vermont Italian Opera Intensive is a new two-week program where singers come to study, learn, and sing Italian opera. Modeled after the Ezio Pinza Council for American Singers of Opera (EPCASO) program in Oderzo, Italy, this program offers coaching in Italian opera style, Italian vocal technique instruction, and Italian language classes. The pr...

In the great tradition of the last 26 years, opera and Broadway favorites will once again come to the Hamptons through the annual favorite concert "Cristina Fontanelli and Her Fabulous Friends" taking place on Saturday, July 15, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Duck Walk Vineyard North, 44535 Main Rd., Southold, NY on the North Fork of the Hamptons on Long...

International singing star Christopher Macchio will make a return appearance to Atlantic City, in the show ‘A Man and His Music,’ at 8 p.m. at July 15 in the Superstar Theater at Resorts Casino Hotel. Proceeds will benefit the Schultz-Hill Foundation, whose mission is to provide music and arts education programs for students and seniors in Atlanti...

Opera composed in 1665 by Pietro-Andrea Ziani with a libretto by Cristoforo Ivanovich. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. September 8 & 9, 2017 at 7:30pm. ODC Theater - 3153 17th Street, San Francisco. Reserve your tickets here.  La Circe' plot is based on the adventures of Circe, the goddess and magician of Greek mythology made famous by Ho...