Opera in Clinton always catches our eye somehow. It’s not New York, it’s not some metropolitan center and yet here it is, at Opera Theater of Connecticut’s MainStage at the Andrews Memorial Theater in the town hall complex. Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 will bring a famous clown to town hall in the opera “I Pagliacci” by Ruggero Leoncaval...

Art songs weave a combination of poetry and melody into a musical tapestry for recital. This year’s Vocal Artistry of Song Festival stars soprano Kendra Colton, a soloist who has performed with the Boston Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony. Colton will be accompanied by her pianist Allison...

One of Italy’s most revered pianists will be performing at Symphony Center this month, and the CSO is offering the Chicago-area Italian-American community a special discount to attend. Maurizio Pollini will showcase a prelude, barcarolle and sonata by Chopin and a series of preludes by Debussy at 3 p.m. on April 20. Noted for his performances of Be...

Lauren Mascitti of Louisville will perform for the Ohio Valley Opry at 6 p.m. April 21 at the Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville. The rising Nashville performer is a singer/songwriter who plays guitar, piano and mandolin. She began singing and writing jingles on her toy tape recorder at the age of 7. Mascitti was raised by her grandparents and...

The 17th annual Rossini Festival International Street Fair will take over downtown Knoxville on April 14 as the Knoxville Opera celebrates its 40th season with this signature event. “This thing has taken on a life of its own,” says Michael Torano, Knoxville Opera marketing director. “It is nothing, really, compared to what the original organizers o...

Hailed as one of the the most influential and original guitarist-composers of his generation, Dario Chiazzolino has been named Ambassador of D'Angelico Guitars throughout the world. Dario Chiazzolino is a multi-award winning Italian guitarist and composer based in NYC. One of Italy's most in-demand jazz musicians, he performs regularly and records...

Nel 1934 la diciannovenne italo-americana Adriana Caselotti venne scelta per interpretare la voce di Biancaneve nel celebre film d’animazione “Biancaneve e i Sette Nani”, il quale sarebbe diventato uno dei più redditizi di tutti i tempi. Nata in America, ma figlia di due immigrati italiani, Adriana Caselotti crebbe immersa nella musica; la madre e...

Every year some of the top chamber musicians in the world are invited to the Suncoast for La Musica, a Chamber Music Festival. This is the 32nd year for the event. Funny how how it all started. 33 years ago, Italian musician Bruno Giuranna , from Rome, was playing on a concert tour in the United States and had a performance in Sarasota. He saw the...

Chicago Opera Theater — ‘Il Pigmalione & Rita’. When: 7:30 p.m. April 14 and 20 and 3 p.m. April 22. Where: Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan. Tickets: $45-$145. Info: www.chicagooperatheater.org Opera companies regularly schedule Gaetano Donizetti’s popular masterpieces like “Lucia di Lammermoor” and “Don Pasquale.” But for its final 2017-18 off...

Every night during the Monster Ball Tour, Lady Gaga would give a speech to the audience. “Tonight, I want you to forget all your insecurities,” she began during a version of the speech from performances at Madison Square Garden. “I want you to reject anyone or anything that’s ever made you feel like you don’t belong or don’t fit in […]you just reme...