San Francisco has attracted world class talent, artists from every genre, for many decades and the month of September 2018 was no exception. The city by the bay had the distinct pleasure of welcoming internationally acclaimed conductor, Maestro Riccardo Frizza.   The Maestro made his fourth appearance, a collaboration with the San Francisco Opera,...

Come è ormai consuetudine da undici anni a questa parte, in quel di Coney Island, anche questo Columbus Day weekend si è tenuto Il Festival della Canzone Italiana a New York.L’evento, organizzato ogni anno dall’Associazione Culturale Italiana di New York, si è tenuto all’interno dello storico Master Theater: un teatro che, all’interno della relativ...

The Festival Verdi Parma has led a sleepy existence here for most of its 18 years. But now it demands attention. Where else in four days can you see four Verdi operas so rare the most popular one is “Attila”? Operating as part of the Teatro Regio di Parma, the festival — situated in the heart of the northern Italian region where Verdi grew up and r...

Domenica 7 ottobre scorso, l’on. Nissoli è intervenuta, per un saluto, al Festival della canzone italiana di New York, organizzato dall’Associazione culturale italiana di New York presieduta dal Cav. Tony Di Piazza. Presenti alla manifestazione anche il Console Generale d’Italia a New York, Francesco Genuardi, ed il Direttore di Rai Italia, Marco G...

When: From Saturday, October 27, 2018 to Sunday, October 28, 2018- Where: Thorne Hall, Occidental College, Los Angeles Pacific Opera Project (POP) joins forces with The Occidental College Glee Club for two performances of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata. Following a wonderful experience together producing The Rake's Progressin 2016, the collaboration...

Despite being one of the first and oldest forms of popular music, opera sometimes struggles to connect with 21st century audiences. However, Anthony Roth Costanzo is breaking down the genre's stodgy stereotype and making opera more accessible — taking his distinctive sound to the masses, from a sixth-grade classroom in the Bronx to NPR's own Tiny D...

Donizetti’s comic opera “L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love)” is one of tenor Joshua Collier’s top-five operas. “Every aria, every duet, every ensemble is tuneful,” he said recently by phone. “Donizetti could spin a melody better than anyone. It’s all very accessible. It’s genuinely funny — unlike a lot of operas. It is romantic. It is charming....

The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute cordially invite you to a special concert by the Orchestra of the Accademia Teatro Alla Scala, conducted by Iván Fischer. The La Scala Academy Orchestra traces its origin to the master courses for young musicians embarking on a career in a professional orchestra. It is currently the only insti...

Two musical works, relatively unknown in America,  will be among the selections at the "Viva Italia" concert at St. Michael's Cathedral in Springfield on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. It will include a mixture of rarely heard pieces including a sonata for trumpet and strings by Galuppi Baldassare and a concerto for two oboes by Antonio Vivaldi. T...

Portland Opera is thrilled to begin the 2018/19 season with Verdi's La Traviata. A crown jewel of grand opera, La Traviata tells the story of the brilliant and beautiful Parisian courtesan Violetta Valéry as she falls in love with Alfredo Germont. Haunted by her reputation and illness, Violetta navigates sexual politics and confronts societal expec...