This Thursday, August 24, 2017, Manhattan’s opera fanatics and “opera curious” are set to dine in the historic, renovated, 6-floor townhouse in New York City’s Upper West Side. This fundraising event for Berkshire Opera Festival, whose opening of “Ariadne auf Naxos” is this Saturday, is designed as a “culinary crash course” in Italian opera. Basil...

While Antonio Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” echoes in concert halls and elevators around the world, for some, his greatest masterpieces are not the scores resonating spring, summer, fall and winter, but rather his sacred music. Although less known, Vivaldi’s sacred music compositions, according to a researcher and expert on the musician’s life, is proba...

During the Italian Renaissance, patronage of the musical arts was a point of pride for countless aristocratic families. As Italian Americans in the Windy City, we have a proud legacy to uphold, and there is no worthier recipient of our patronage than Maestro Riccardo Muti. As Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 2010, he has burni...

Sunday, September 17th @ 8pm – 11pm. Doors open @ 6pm. Highland Ballroom - 431 West 16th Street - New York, NY 10011. Tickets: $35.00 – $55.00 - Available at Ticketweb Known for his powerful voice as well as his engaging and spectacular performance, the young Neapolitan crooner, Patrizio Buanne, has developed legions of fans across the globe and ha...

Cory Pesaturo, Cumberland’s accordionist extraordinaire, has scored quite a win in his lifelong bid to gain attention for the underappreciated instrument: He’s now a world record holder. The only person to ever win a World Championship on acoustic, digital and jazz accordion, Pesaturo played the accordion from 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 4 to 6:44 p.m. on A...

The much-renowned opera entitled “Don Giovanni” with music by composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be staged at the Rose Theater of Lincoln Center, New York. “Don Giovanni” is a two act opera that runs on an Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. Premiered in 1787 by the Prague Italian opera at the National Theater, the opera revolves around the fo...

Louis Prima Jr. loves it when people leave one of his band's shows in a daze. They'd probably arrived, he said, expecting a low-key lounge act. Instead, when they depart, "they describe it as getting hit by a freight train." "It's non-stop, beginning to end. High energy is an understatement," Prima said in an interview with NJ Advance Media. "We wa...

All’inizio del ventesimo secolo, è cosa nota, gli italiani negli Stati Uniti non godevano di buona fama. Eppure, fu proprio in quel periodo che cominciarono ad assurgere a una notorietà internazionale due italiani destinati a rimanere nella storia, anzi, a entrare nel mito. Due italiani come il tenore Enrico Caruso e il poliziotto Giuseppe "Joe" Pe...

Bandleader Carl Granieri wants to let people know he's in town. He could send out letters. He could make phone calls. He might even tap out a social media link or two.  Granieri wanted to let local event planners know what he's made of, however, so he's offering a free public show Monday, planning to pour jazz over the ears of anyone who comes. Of...

At 91, Claudia Pinza was still teaching voice at Duquesne University and the University of Pittsburgh. She was also taking on private students and directing the Ezio Pinza Council for American Singers of Opera — an internationally acclaimed summer training program based in Pittsburgh and Oderzo, Italy, in honor of her father, star of opera and Broa...