March 4, 5, 11, 12 (Saturdays and Sundays) 3:00 pm: Regina Opera presents Tosca. The tale of a diva and her artist lover who become the prey of a corrupt police chief. The fully-staged performances are in Italian with English supertitles and with a full orchestra. The Conductor is Gregory Ortega, and Stage Director is Linda Lehr. Sponsored by Regin...

Most people who think about a hip-hop artist don’t think of an Italian-American. That demographic of U.S. Citizen doesn’t typically associate with that style of music. Joey Capo breaks the mold. As a second-generation Italian-American whose ancestors immigrated from Abruzzo, Italy to America, Joey is all about representing his heritage while also e...

Since the closing of the Extraordinary Year of Mercy and the shortening of church hours (doors now close at 6pm), my visits to the Shrine Church of Most Precious Blood in NYC’s historic Little Italy has been considerably reduced. So when I had the opportunity to attend the church’s monthly “Music & Voices” concert series Thursday evening, I jumped...

"The Sound World of Carlo Dolci" is set for 6:30-8 p.m. March 3 at 106 Central St., Wellesley.  The Davis Museum at Wellesley College offers the opportunity to enjoy the sights of Italy with this musical performance. The seated concert will take place amidst the devotional works of Florentine painter Carlo Dolci in the Camilla Chandler and Dorothy...

When: Thursday, March 16, 2017 From 6:00 pm To 8:30 pm - Where:Istituto Italiano di Cultura, San Francisco Organized by : Maria Signorile - In collaboration with : Consolato generale d'Italia - Entrance : With fee Reserve your tickets here, or contact Maria at epensoateitaly@gmail.com With the support of the Consulate General of Italy and the Itali...

A frequent criticism of mine in previous articles I have written for this blog is the number of our people (and they are legion) who have made their mark on history but who nevertheless are virtual unknowns in the collective minds of the American public.  This is due for a number of reasons including American attitudes towards Italians (especially...

The 15th annual March Mandolin Festival presents two concerts with a lineup of virtuoso mandolinists, whose musicianship showcases the range and expressive qualities of the mandolin. The concerts will take place on Friday, March 3 at the Stone Church in Newmarket and on Saturday, March 4 at the Concord Community Music School in Concord. These perfo...

Soloists from the New York Metropolitan Opera and beyond will join the New Jersey Festival Orchestra (NJFO) at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 5, to present Giuseppe Verdi’s renowned masterpiece, “La Traviata.” The concert takes place at The Concert Hall at Drew University in Madison. Verdi’s most timeless and lyrical score, “La Traviata” has continued to...

Representing the variety and beauty of Italian music in different ages and in different fields was the goal of "Music and culture: an Italian Perspective" held at the Musco Center for the Art at Chapman University of Orange.  It is a cultural journey through Italian music that covers Medieval Times, the Renaissance, up until our times.  Dr. Federic...

On March 7, 1974, the Monastero family sponsored a small contest at their popular Chicago restaurant for voice students from Northwestern University. More than four decades later, the Bel Canto vocal competition has blossomed into a multi-night extravaganza involving dozens of singers and featuring more than $40,000 in prizes. This year’s competiti...