In conjunction with the Rossini Opera Festival ROF (August 11-23), a yearly international music festival held in August in Pesaro, the birthplace of Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868), and on the occasion of 150th anniversary of the composer's death, the IIC will host three outdoor screenings of operas from the stages of the ROF. La scala di seta (The S...

A bit of history, a bit of gossip, a lot of music, and no homework! This course, held on Thursdays, October 25 to November 8, 2018, will cover the basics of Italian opera, starting with its invention in Florence and the lavish Venetian operas of the 17th century. It continues with the vocal fireworks of opera seria alongside the comic antics of ope...

Stiltwalkers, dancers and roaming accordion players will entertain the crowd, guests will have a chance to help choose the “Boss of the Sauce” and catch cooking demonstrations, and Italian-American history, automobiles and artwork will be on display at the annual Festa Italiana! this Sunday in Lodi. Headlining the musical selections at the festival...

Opera Theater of Connecticut celebrates its 33rd anniversary with a production of Tosca at the air-conditioned Andrews Memorial Theater, 54 East Main Street, Clinton, sung by a cast of professional opera singers. A volatile diva, a sadistic police chief, and an idealist artist are featured in this triangle of love, political intrigue, and obsession...

Michael Fabiano’s first memory of classical music is dancing around his childhood living room to a record of the New World Symphony. Though at the time he was more into umpiring baseball and arguing on the debate team, he loved classical music, and from Dvorak to Beethoven, the house was full of it. A third-generation American, Fabiano was briefly...

Ritrovato alla Biblioteca Universitaria di Pavia un antifonario del 1100, forse il più antico finora conosciuto. Lo annuncia il ministro della cultura Bonisoli precisando che la pagina di pergamena manoscritta, antesignana dello spartito musicale, è stata ritrovata durante il restauro finanziato con l'Art Bonus dal Mibac di un volume del '600. Un r...

In conjuction with the Rossini Opera Festival (ROF), a yearly international music festival held in August in Pesaro, the birthplace of Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868), and on the occasion of 150th anniversary of the composer's death, the IIC will host an outdoor screening of La scala di Seta.  This sparkling 1812 farsa comica in one act weaves a burl...

Boston Midsummer Opera returns for its 12th summer with one of the comic wonders of the operatic repertoire: the 17th and most beloved of Gioachino Rossini’s 40 operas, “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” (“The Barber of Seville”) — the story of how the clever barber Figaro helps the delectable Rosina slip out of the clutches of her elderly guardian into the...

Rosa Tatuata continues on their 2018 Summer New England Concert Tour with a stop in New Bedford, MA at the Fishing Heritage Center on August 18th at 7pm. The band will be presenting an evening of the traditional maritime music of Sicily. Rosa Tatuata is musicians Michela Musolino, Phil Passantino, Charlie Rutan and Jeff Panettieri and they have as...

There are worse ways to start one's on-screen career than starring in a movie with Robert De Niro. That's how it began for actor Louis Vanaria, appearing in the icon's 1993 directorial debut "A Bronx Tale" as Crazy Mario. Since then, he's made a nice career of small character roles and bit parts, working on set next to the likes of Martin Scorsese...