“When you see that man conduct, you feel that there is only one thing for you to do: take your baton, break it in pieces, and never conduct again.” This assessment of Arturo Toscanini, offered by the esteemed composer and distinguished conductor Richard Strauss, was hardly unusual, for Toscanini routinely mesmerized his fellow musicians. Critics al...

Soprano, Amanda Beagle, is making her NYC cabaret debut while returning to her roots with a celebration of the "Italian-American Songbook." Amanda Beagle debuts her latest show and recording at The Metropolitan Room on Tuesday July 25th at 7pm. Reservations are required and tickets are on sale now.This lively celebration of Italian and Italian-Amer...

July 15 (Saturday) 7:30 pm: Cristina Fontanelli and Her Fabulous Friends. 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. This annual favorite includes the great arias and duets of opera and Broadway. Star...

Cabaret singer Francesca Capetta will be joined by Tony Award winner Liliane Montevecchi for a July 12 birthday salute to the 100th anniversary of the birth of late film star and recording artist Dean Martin in the Weill Recital Hall at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Francesca Capetta Sings Dean Martin: A Centennal Celebration will celebrate the life of...

Enrico Nicola “Henry” Mancini was born on April 16, 1924, in the Little Italy neighborhood of Cleveland. He grew up near Pittsburgh, in the steel town of West Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. At the young age of 12 years old, his parents were able to afford giving young Henry private piano lessons. After graduating from high school in 1942, Mancini attende...

Con questo articolo dedicato alla musica italica chiudiamo una sorta di trilogia iniziata con i libri, proseguita con il cinema e conclusa, adesso, con la musica. Ho riascoltato la canzone recentemente, colonna sonora di Love is All You Need, film romantico anche se dalla narrazione piuttosto scontata. Sfilano le immagini della costiera amalfitana:...

L'ultimo dei grande crooner americano. Una leggenda vivente. Diciannove Grammy in bacheca. Milioni di dischi venduti, centinaia di migliaia di persone che lo hanno applaudito dal vivo. E continuano a farlo. Per Tony Bennett, 91 anni ad agosto, gli aggettivi sembrano non essere mai all'altezza dell'artista, che di recente ha fatto un passaggio al Ru...

Michéal Castaldo to Release First Digital Single from His New CD "Cinecitta Canta" on June 30th. The digital single will be available on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, Google Play and other digital music stores everywhere. Listen to your favorite Italian Radio programs over the next several days to get a sneak peek of the single. The reason for th...

The Dallas Opera named Italian-American soprano Marina Costa-Jackson its 2017 “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year” award winner. This award, named after one of the most renowned opera artists of the 20th century, is given to a single performer each season in recognition of a particularly memorable and outstanding company debut. Born in Las Vegas...

Concerto Romano gave the modern day premiere of Il San Vito by Bernardo Pasquini last Wednesday afternoon at Emmanuel Church in Boston under the umbrella of the Boston Early Music Festival. Renowned in his day as a virtuoso keyboard player, Pasquini (1637-1710) was the most important Italian composer of keyboard music between Frescobaldi and Domeni...