One of the most feared critics in Italian opera is padding around her bedroom in a Milan retirement home, apologising for accepting visitors in stockinged feet. Luisa Mandelli, 95, moves nimbly, speaks fast and has crystal-clear memories of her days as a soprano, singing alongside Maria Callas in Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata at La Scala in 1955. “I...

When: May 17, 2018 Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM - Where: 1119 E. Prospect St., Indianapolis, IN, 46203 - Info: This event is 21 and over Luca Stricagnoli, born and raised in Italy, is an acoustic guitarist known for his unique style and innovative playing techniques. His original approach to music has led him to a variety of successes from obtainin...

Enter: IDACO Festival! Presented by Baruch Performing Arts Center in partnership with The Italian Cultural Institute, IDACO connects Italian and other European choreographers with artists who live in New York City, creating an artistic platform for collaborations that cross-cultural boundaries. In other words? IDACO is all about visual arts, Italy,...

For Opera Colorado music director Ari Pelto, Giuseppe Verdi's final opera — written when the composer was 79 years old — is more than a comic epilogue to a long career filled with tragic music dramas. "When I ask performers about their favorite Verdi opera, pretty much everybody responds that it is 'Falstaff.' But most donors, board members and cas...

One-act operas present unusual challenges to directors in how to combine them into an evening’s entertainment and the possibility of double casting. Two short operas often linked in one production are Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggiero Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci, creating an evening of 19th-century human drama. These two operas repr...

Whether performing to sold-out Carnegie Hall in New York or Redlands Bowl in California or playing more intimate venues, O Sole Trio’s top show tends to be its most recent. Lakeshore Community Concerts and Live On Stage Inc. presents O Sole Trio May 10 at Munster High School Auditorium. “We always like to say that our favorite gig was the last one...

Luisa Miller did not attend “Luisa Miller” at the Metropolitan Opera on Wednesday night, but Falstaff and Un Giorno di Regno did. That is not absurdist nonsense. It is a matter of quotation marks. Keep your eye on them. Luisa Miller, without quotation marks, is a man in his early 60s who works as a nurse in an Italian prison and could not take the...

International Opera Theater’s 15th world premiere Italian opera: “Sacco e Vanzetti: gli uomini e chi li amava (“Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men and Those Who Loved Them”) will take place in Teatro Comunale “Accademia degli Avvaloranti”, Citta’ della Pieve, Italy on August, 24, 25, 26, 2018. Our opera has 8 roles for professional opera singers and 14 ro...

Per commemorare la Giornata della Liberazione la celebre Orchestra da Camera I Solisti Veneti è tornata a esibirsi a Washington DC, 16 anni dopo il concerto di inaugurazione dell’attuale sede dell’Ambasciata. Di fronte a oltre 350 ospiti riuniti nell’atrio della Sede, nove musicisti condotti dal Maestro Claudio Scimone hanno reso omaggio alla creat...

When Brendan McConville, an associate professor of music at UT, went to Italy on a Fulbright in 2016, he spent six months soaking up and recording the sounds of the country. During the program, he also translated those sounds into several original compositions based on the poetry of Gabriele D’Annunzio, the prized poet of the province of Abruzzo. T...