The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera announces Lucy Arner has been named Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Verismo Opera Orchestra. Verismo Opera, a nonprofit opera company based in Fort Lee, New Jersey, selected Ms. Arner after a search was undertaken earlier this fall.   She succeeds Maestro Anthony Morss, who is retirin...

The Atlanta Opera opens its 2013-2014 season with a production of Giacomo Puccini's dramatic tour de force, Tosca. Tosca will be presented on October 5, 8, 11 and 13 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, and will be directed by new General and Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun, who joined the Opera on June 1.   Single tickets, ranging from...

Italians in DC e' onorata di annunicare la sua partnership con la Washington Concert Opera (WCO) el celebrare ilalt 200mo anniversario della nascita del piu' grande compositiore italiano del 19mo secolo: Giuseppe Verdi. Per la stagione 2013/2014 la WCO presenta due gemme della produzione di Verdi relativamente sconosciute: I masnadieri e Il co...

Gary Sinise has one of those faces that are impossible to forget, a face made for characters rough on the edges, but the man behind it couldn't be further from that image. As his popularity increased he decided to have a bigger role in his life, one that could make a life worth living.   Gary's family tree has its roots in Italy, his great-g...

The National Chamber Ensemble, together with the EMBASSY OF ITALY and the ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE present NIGHT OF ITALIAN OPERA! Enjoy a glorious night of instrumental music, arias and duets with opera stars soprano YANA EMINOVA and baritone ANTON BELOV.   Some of the exciting operatic music of the evening will include duets from great o...

On December 10, world-renowned and beloved Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will return to Houston by popular demand to perform with the Houston Symphony and Houston Symphony Chorus in a special, one-night-only concert at the Toyota Center.   The evening's program will celebrate much of the repertoire the classical crossover singer has made worl...

Four years ago, Robert Sbirssa saw the Italian community around Birmingham losing touch with its roots. It was then that he decided to create a festival that was about more than just the food.    "We wanted to build an event for the parish which really would find a common thread with a lot of our parishioners," said Sbrissa, the Feast o...

The concert hall is the most futuristic and original among those designed in recent years: created by Japanese engineer Toyota, it welcomes visitors straight into a violin case. It has approximately five hundred seats, gathered like a flower around a central plan, and allows an extraordinary and subtle listening experience.   Read more &nb...

by James Pasto   I was not one of those kids who sang on the street corners. I didn't have a good voice and by my teen years I tended to hang out less than I did when I was younger. But I remember the kids singing in the park during the day or on cold fall nights around fire-lit barrel. Just like in the movies, as the saying goes. In doing...

By Franco Esposito Ignazio Boschetto, bolognese, 19 anni. Gianluca Ginobile, abruzzese, 18 anni. Piero Barone, agrigentino, 20 anni. I tre tenorini, che insieme formano il trio operistico-pop "Il Volo".   Un nome che è tutto un programma, sinonimo di ambizioni e di voglia di successo. I tenorini sono già in volo nei cieli degli Stati Uniti,...