By Matt Rocheleau Many in the music world believe there are no finer-made, sweeter-sounding violins than the ones Italian craftsman Antonio Stradivari made before his death in 1737. Case in point: A celebration was held Thursday to mark the resurfacing of a Stradivarius violin that went missing 35 years ago after renowned musician Roman Toten...

Date: Monday, October 19, 2015 - Saturday, October 24, 2015 Hours: TBA Venue: IIC e altri Giorgio Moroder, world famous producer, songwriter, performer and DJ, pioneer of synth disco and electronic dance music, and a three time Oscar winner, is the spokesman for this year's Week of the Italian Language. This year's theme is Italian in Music, the...

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015 Time: 6:30-8:30 PM. Location: IIC (601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F, San Francisco) Organized by: Merola Opera Programme In collaboration with: IIC Merola 2012 and 2014 alumnus tenor Casey Candebat returns to San Francisco for a special one-night performance. O Holy Night of Opera features selections from Tosca and C...

Dean Martin's life and works will be celebrated at the 12th annual L.A. Italia Film, Fashion and Art Festival to mark the centennial of the 'King of Cool's birth. Martin, who died in 1995, is considered one of the most popular Italian-American icons of all time. The festival will showcase a complete retrospective of Martin's films, as wel...

Show Times:April 13, 2013 – 8:00 PM   Bravissimo Bel Canto: A Gala Concert in honor of Mary Mangione and Family Sung in Italian with English surtitles   April 13, 2013 (Saturday Performance)   The vocal glories of the Bel Canto period will be celebrated in this gala concert of arias and ensembles. The scintillating, soulful an...

Does your child have talent? Join Mondo Italiano's new course "musichIAMO" ("I love music") with Italian tenor Marco Fiorante from Lecce. Classes in Pittsbirgh are starting Tuesday, September 22nd for ages 5-10 and 11-17. There are adult voice lessons as well. For more information, contact MONDO ITALIANO at (412) 478 2681 or email m...

by Ron Onesti   Growing up in the dawn" of the variety show concept, one of my favorites had to be The Sonny & Cher Show. Each week, watching the little Italian guy get picked on by the tall beauty, well, really hit home for me for obvious reasons. When the show went on summer hiatus in 1974, its replacement starred a guy who I was excit...

November 17 (Tuesday) 8:00 pm. Cristiana Pegoraro at Carnegie Hall. With the program "Omaggio all'Italia" Cristiana Pegoraro takes the audience inside the artistry of the greatest composers from Italy or those who were inspired by Italy in a refreshing format that combines live piano performances and a stimulating look at the composers' l...

WEARING a black dress and clutching a Bible, the mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato walked stiffly on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera during a recent rehearsal for Donizetti's "Maria Stuarda," which will open on New Year's Eve and be broadcast Live in HD on Jan. 19. First kneeling, then standing, her aching movements in the final scenes reflected the...

Turns out the U.S. isn't the only country putting together boy bands to make big bucks. Producers of popular Italian TV variety show "Ti Lascio Una Canzone" ("Leaving You a Song") saw opportunity and dollar signs when three good- looking teen boys auditioned for the show in 2009. That's how Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble bec...