Luigi Pirandello Lyceum & Boston Bel Canto Opera present 20th Annual Italian Opera Concert. Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm. The concert features the debut performances by mezzo-soprano Felicia Gavilanes and baritone David Kravitz. Other soloists: Lisa Correnti (soprano), Michelle Trainor (sopran...

Singer/Actress Jenna Esposito made her New York nightclub debut in 2004, and has been delighting audiences across the country ever since. Esposito is perhaps best known for her tribute to iconic pop singer Connie Francis--Jenna Esposito Sings Connie Francis--a show that has been a smash hit among audiences and critics since it debuted in 2009. &nb...

Venice stands as a monument to the improbable paradise where city meets sea. The Venetian Republic—also known as La Serenissima, or "the Most Serene Republic"—reached levels of maritime supremacy, democratic progressiveness, financial prosperity, and both cultural achievement and innovation, flourishing for 1,000 years before its fall to Napoleon i...

When: Wednesday, January 25th at 6pmWhere: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450What: Love, Death, and Music in Vincenzo Bellini's 'Norma'Registration at https://norma2017.eventbrite.com   Bellini's celebrated opera Norma received its first performance at the celebrated Teatro alla Scala in Milan in 1831, and will be...

Award-winning classical pianist Alessio Bax will take the stage at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University on Friday, January, 20 to perform a concert of Scriabin and Ravel at 8 p.m.   Deemed by International Piano as "a pianist of refreshing depth," Bax shows off an extensive concerto repertoire and is a recurring pe...

By Susanne M. Schafer   Russian composer P.I. Tchaikovsky's sumptuous opera "Eugene Onegin," a concert by jazz master Dee Dee Bridgewater and performance by flamenco dance star Maria Pages are just a few of the many highlights promised in this spring's 2017 Spoleto Festival USA.   The internationally renowned Charleston, South Carolin...

by Vicky Carabini   February 11, 2017, Saturday - Music and Culture: An Italian Perspective. Chapman University, Musco Center for the Arts, 10:00am-1:00pm. The many pathways of Italy's music, art and culture come together in a single event! Appreciate the harmony that inspired Dante's immortal masterpieces, and explore the diverse voices of...

by Mike Weatherford   Buddy Greco, the jazz pianist turned Las Vegas showman who had a presence from the 1950s through the 2000s, died Tuesday. He was 90. Like many performers of his era, Greco's live career sustained him well beyond his best-known hit, a finger-snapping 1960 rendition of "The Lady Is a Tramp," which established his Las...

January 28th - February 24th. Times vary. Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N Wacker Dr., Chicago (IL)   If you're drawn to vocal acrobatics, Bellini's Druid priestess Norma will thrill and astonish you. The absolute pinnacle for any prima donna with the technical prowess, sumptuous voice, and dramatic fire to master its perilous cha...

Join us at the ICCC for a wonderful evening of Italian Opera! Secret marriages and incognito government inspectors, what could possibly go wrong? Come enjoy an evening of laughter, a preview of what the Moores Opera Center has to offer in its 2016-2017 season. This event is sponsored by the University of Houston's College of the Arts - Moores Opera...