by Sharon Dargay   Viviana Garabello quit her job, left her country and followed her passion for music last summer. Now the Livonia woman is hitting all the right notes both on and off the stage.    "I have been all my life in Italy. I was working there as a quality systems engineer," said Garabello, 34, a soprano who s...

CIAODC.com (CDC): Ciao from Washington, DC Giada! It has been so long since we have chatted and graced with your beautiful voice here in the DMV (DC, Maryland and Virginia)! Last time we worked together was in 2011 at the Taste of Italy. A lot has happened since then. Share your journey with us.   GIADA: It is first of all wonderful to be ba...

lunedì 15 aprile 201319.00 a 20.30 Dante Alighieri Cultural CenterKendall Square41 Hampshire StreetCambridge, MA (map) Please come to the Dante Early to sign up/ get music - see below description.CORO-DANTE Ti piacerebbe cantare con noi?

Lecturers Laura Benedetti (Georgetown University) and Peter Lukehart (National Gallery of Art CASVA) will present Torquato Tasso's poem Jerusalem Delivered and the works of art it inspired. The National Gallery of Art Vocal Ensemble with Rosa Lamoreaux, artistic director, soprano and the National Gallery of Art Chamber Players will perform the Comb...

This year, the mega-fundraiser Celebrtiy Fight Night is raising the stakes even higher with a special, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: Celebrity Fight Night in Italia 2014!   For the first-ever Celebrity Fight Night outside of Phoenix, Ariz., you will fly to Florence, Italy, on a privately-chartered Boeing 767 jumbo jet (all first-class seat...

Few stories sound like less fun than that of the luckless inventor Antonio Meucci (1808-1889), the Rosebank resident who was unrecognized for inventing a pre-Alexander Graham Bell telephone and spent much of his life in grinding poverty.   And yet, "Meucci's Message," a new play by James Armstrong, injects warmth and humor into the material....

Lyric Opera of Kansas City concludes its dynamic 57th season with Giacomo Puccini's vibrant Tosca, April 18, 22, 24 and 26 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in Italian with English and Italian titles.   General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler stated, "The 2014-15 season is the season of emotionally...

The Mattatuck Museum celebrates the holiday season with a concert featuring renowned tenor Michéal Castaldo and guest soprano Marissa Famiglietti at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 20. Michéal Castaldo, a classical crossover tenor and light Italian opera singer, songwriter and composer, is an Italian-born Canadian who currently resides in New York. &...

U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden and his wife Jill paid tribute to the Year of Italian Culture in the USA on the occasion of the "Opera Ball", one of the American capital's most important cultural events, which was organized with the help of the Washington National Opera (WNO) at Villa Firenze, residence of Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero.Over 5...

By Nicky D Cooks On Sunday, April 27, Giada Valenti will be back in Pittsburgh for her new show, From Venice With Love. Giada is preforming again at the Cabaret at Theatre Square in Downtown. The Venice born, international singer and songwriter will be performing on stage with her band. The show is described as "being taken on a romantic journey...