By Cheryl North The San Francisco Opera opens its 2015-16 season Saturday night with "Luisa Miller," Giuseppe Verdi's 1849 "breakthrough" opera. Singing the title role will be soprano Leah Crocetto, who has developed her talent during general director David Gockley's decade of leadership.   Joining her is an outstanding international cast:...

WASHINGTON- Nelll'Auditorium dell'Ambasciata d'Italia a Washington, sede dell'Istituto Italiano di Cultura, si e' svolto il concerto della pianista Francesca Hurst che ha presentato musiche di Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757), Domenico Cimarosa (1749-1801), Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849), Jennifer Margaret Barker (1965-...

The new era of the Philly POPS begins this weekend under the baton of new maestro Michael Krajewski as Italian musical treasures will be saluted during the Columbus Day weekend.   The Philly POPS opens its 2013-14 season with the theme "Viva Philadelphia!" – a celebration of the City and of Philadelphia's Italian spirit as well as a demonstr...

By Deborah Vankin   Who knew the sound of insanity could be so beautiful? We had the opportunity to sit in on a rehearsal of Los Angeles Opera's production of Gaetano Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor," which opens Saturday. The afternoon was the very first time cast or crew would be rehearsing with the rare, treasured instrument -- the...

The great Italian composer, musician and director performs for the first time in Los Angeles, at the Nokia Theatre, for an exceptional event called "The Music, the Movies, the Legend". Mostly known for his over 500 film soundtracks, he has also written orchestral, vocal, piano and chamber works.   Info and tickets at http://www.nokiatheatrel...

When: July 14, 5:00PM- 6:30PMWhere: Boston Common- Park St. StageShow is free. Southern Italian sounds and rhythms will fill the air on July 14, as Mauro Pagani and his Orchestra Popolare bring "La Notte della Taranta" to Boston Common.Part of the Outside the Box Festival and co-sponsored by the Year of Italian Culture in the United States, the co...

"Turandot" is one of Utah Opera's most highly anticipated productions in recent memory. The opening performance Saturday lived up to the show's buzz — and then some. Possibly the only way to improve this production would be to shorten the intermissions, because after the thrilling conclusions of the first two acts, 20 minutes seems too long to wait...

For the fourth consecutive year Venturini Motorsports has teamed with Nashville based entertainment group So Good! Entertainment to provide a unique and exciting 'music' partnership featuring Nashville country music group Lucy Angel.   Throughout the 2014 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season, Lucy Angel and Venturini Motorsports wi...

AMERICAN ART MUSEUM + EMBASSY OF ITALY/ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE Present: ITALIAN HOLIDAYS FESTIVAL. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2014 | 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM - SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM - KOGOD COURT 8th & F STREETS | WASHINGTON, DC 20004 *** NOTE: ARTISTS' PERFORMANCES CYCLE THRU THE DAY. WEB SITE: CLICK HERE ARTIST...

Artemusica, con la direzione del Maestro Ermanno Zotti, è stato protagonista di due esibizioni molto apprezzate dal folto pubblico accorso alla Saint Monica Church, Santa Monica venerdì 15, ed il giorno successivo alla St. Peter the Apostle Church a Pasadena.   Fondato nel 2011, il coro è composto esclusivamente da cantanti non-professionist...