Celebrated Italian tenor Enrico Caruso once famously said that all that was needed for Giuseppe Verdi’s “Il trovatore” to excel were the four greatest singers in the world. Lyric Opera of Chicago might not have fully delivered on that near-impossible formula in the second revival of the company’s 2006-07 co-production of the beloved Italian melodra...

When: Thursday, November 29, 2018 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC 20008 Alessandro Lanzoni is one of the great personalities of Italian jazz. At age 21 he was awarded “Top Jazz 2013” as the best new talent of the year. In his piano solo performances, Lanzoni’s wide-ranging program alternates...

Italian music legend Mina sings songs by legendary singer-songwriter Lucio Battisti in her new album, Paradiso (Lucio Battisti Songbook), out November 30, the record company Warner Music said Tuesday. The album, available in double CD, triple LP and digitally, gathers songs by Battisti and his lyricist Mogol already sung by Mina, plus two tracks ne...

From behind the double doors of an annex to the Veterans Memorial Senior Center comes the disembodied whiff of music that can’t be – but it is – right out of “The Godfather.” Or is it back to Sorrento that this river of lush and romantic sound carries off someone who’s only gone out to walk the dog — and come within earshot of the Aurora Mandolin O...

Friday, November 30 & Saturday, December 1 | 7:30pm. ODC Theater, 3153 17th St, San Francisco, CA. Ifigenia in Aulide is an opera composed by Giovanni Porta in 1738 for the Carnival of Munich with a libretto by Apostolo Zeno. Despite the beauty of the music, Ifigenia in Aulide has not been played since its creation. The story of this opera is inspi...

For more than a decade, Tamara Wilson has sung leading soprano roles on the world's great opera stages. Yet Wilson, who grew up in Naperville, is only now making her Lyric Opera of Chicago debut this season in "Il trovatore" ("The Troubadour"). "A lot of my family and friends from the suburbs would go, 'Are you sure you're an opera singer? Because...

“Christmas in Tuscany—A Concert with Michéal Castaldo,” a traditional Italian Christmas concert featuring award-winning Italian tenor Michéal Castaldo and friends, will take place on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 7:00p.m. at New Dorp Moravian Church, 2205 Richmond Rd., Staten Island, NY 10306. Castaldo will perform classic Christmas carols from his...

The St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities Organization invites you to its very first CHRISTMAS CONCERT (Concerto di Natale) on Saturday, December 1st at 7PM starring Benedetta Orsi, a native of Bologna, and many more famed international musicians. A special thanks goes out to Grace UMC Church for so generously offering their space. The church is a magni...

Friday, November 30 | 8:00pm | San Francisco. St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1111 Franklin at Geary. Saturday, December 1 | 8:00pm | Palo Alto. All Saints' Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley at Hamilton. Sunday, December 2 | 4:00pm | Berkeley. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft at Ellsworth. General: $30 ($35 at the door) | Senior: $25 ($30 at the...

It’s a bit of a head scratching-moment for new audience members when La Terza Classe begins a set. One goes in expecting something Italian — or at least European — after seeing the group’s name, and then the musicians do something wholly unexpected. They play American bluegrass. “It’s euphoric, it’s festive,” said Josh Read, co-owner of Fifth & Fed...