By Niccolò Graffio   The travesty that produced the modern country of Italy worked to suppress in no small way the native cultures of Southern Italy, but it could not destroy them. As the advocates of Risorgimento moved to center the political life of the nascent state around Rome (and the economic life in the north) they likewise tried to s...

The Italian American Heritage Foundation salutes "The Italian Masters" with a concert on March 15 at 7 p.m.The Ohlone Chamber Singers, directed by Michael Morris, will present the special program of choral music by major Italian composers Antonio Vivaldi, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Gaetano Donizetti and Giuseppe Verdi. The concert also marks...

With authentic Italian food and live Italian music, Italianfest brings an air of Italy to the Tristate. The celebration kicks off with a bocce ball tournament at Pompilio's Restaurant (600 Washington Ave., Newport, pompiliosrestaurant.com) at 4 p.m.   On Wednesday. The four-day fest includes games, kids' rides, a cooking and pizza-eating con...

American tenor, James Valenti will be making his theatrical debut as Don Carlos in "Don Carlos" at the Caramoor Festival at the Venetian Theater on July 20, 2013, located at 149 Girdle Ridge Rd - Bedford, NY.   The New Jersey native will be back in the Tri-State area performing in front of his home crowd after months of singing around the wo...

The Friends of The Philadelphia City Institute Library and The America-Italy Society of Philadelphia present Verdi 200 at the Free Library on Rittenhouse Square.   Verdi opera films screened from 10 AM to 5 PM Saturday, October 12, 2013.    Read more   Source: http://www.aisphila.org  

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Principal Conductor and Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto and award-winning Italian pianist Benedetto Lupo will present free masterclasses this month at Loyola University New Orleans. These classes afford Loyola students the opportunity to perform and receive feedback from world-class artists in preparation for mu...

Like Enrico Caruso before him, Luciano Pavarotti extended his presence far beyond the limits of Italian opera. Quickly establishing his trademark rich sound as the great male operatic voice of the 20th century, he expanded his reach to stadium concerts and pop collaborations which brought him fame beyond measure.   The 50th anniversary of th...

By Mel Fabrikant The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera has rescheduled the last date to audition for the Verismo Opera Chorus to February 5, 2014. Due to inclement weather conditions, the auditions scheduled for January 22 were cancelled. Auditions for the chorus will begin at 6:30 p.m. and be held at 44 Armory Street in Englewood, New Jerse...

From Ghetto to Capella. Interfaith Exchanges in Baroque Italy Salon/Sanctuary Concerts presents a two-day lecture and concert event that explores the vibrant cross-fertilization between Jewish and Catholic musical cultures in Counter-Reformation Italy.   Monday, October 27th 7pm Francesco Spagnolo Lecture at Greenwald Hall of Temple E...

by Dennis Polkow It is Sunday in Chicago, a day off for Riccardo Muti. Nonetheless, there is a busy day ahead.   Muti will have a piano rehearsal with four singers from Lyric Opera of Chicago who will accompany him and a brass quintet of Chicago Symphony Orchestra players to a juvenile detention center later in the day to give a concert, "b...