The misty, verdant gorges of the Pacific Northwest and the sunny hills of Tuscany are 5,600 miles apart, but on June 23 they'll be bridged by the voice of Andrea Bocelli. The Tuscan opera/pop crossover sensation will bring his wheat-cracked tenor to Portland in a program of beloved arias and heart-on-the-shirtsleeve Italian contemporary music, back...

Acoustic music lovers will have the opportunity to hear Italian guitarist, composer and singer-songwriter Luca Burgalassi in an evening performance Wednesday (June 20) as part of the Hampton History Museum’s music series. Burgalassi, who only moved to the United States with his family two years ago, has made a name for himself in the local music sc...

Chicago Symphony Orchestra audiences are accustomed to Riccardo Muti’s signing off for the season on a grandly upbeat note, such as he did last year when he closed the subscription series with a festive potpourri of Italian operatic favorites. For this year’s season finale, however, the music director is doing things differently. The scale remains...

“I have conducted regularly in Italy for over thirty years, and love the country for its beauty, its culture and its language.” James Conlon, director of the LA Opera, cannot hide his love for Italy while commenting his recent nomination to Commendatore della Repubblica Italiana. The honor, established in 1951, is one of the highest granted directl...

Tragedy and Passion intersect in Verdi’s hotblooded melodrama. Get set to experience the thrills and chills of this outstanding operatic melodrama at Seattle Opera's latest production of Verdi's Il Trovatore. Regarded as an absolute rollercoaster ride of heightened emotions, jealousy, lust and revenge, the production also depicts some of Verdi's mo...

The Dean Martin Festival kicked off at the Spot Bar Thursday night with the annual singing contest, a highlight of the event each year. “Tonight is the most fun,” Terri Blackburn said. The contest was again hosted by actor Lou Martini Jr. The rules stated that contestants must sing a Martin classic in order to win, and people of all ages and from a...

June 16  History on TapWho says drinking can’t be educational? Sip your next vino at the Cleveland History Center’s June 16 installment of History on Tap: Uncorked, which explores the Italian tradition of winemaking in Cleveland. “Italian wine is so closely tied to Italian-American history,” says Pamela Dorazio-Dean, the History Center’s Italian-Am...

Sat. 6/16, 4:15p: Guitarist Giampaolo Bandini, recognized as best Italian guitarrist by the magazine GuitArt in 2003, is among the best guitarists in the world. Bandoneonista Cesare Chiacchiaretta  brings the breath of tango by playing the bandoneon with abandon. These virtuouso musicians, Bandini and Chiacchiaretta, founded their tango duo in 2002...

Sarà il palco del Jazz Showcase di Chicago ad aprire il 13 Giugno il tour americano di Fabrizio Bosso e del suo quartetto che si concluderà il 20 Giugno all’Auditorium dell’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di New York. Al pubblico americano, Fabrizio Bosso presenterà il progetto “State of the Art”, doppio album live uscito ad aprile 2017 e registrato d...

The Richmond County Orchestra (RCO), under the direction of Maestro Alan Aurelia, presents: PATRIOTIC PORTRAIT, a musical feast and Italian fare Sunday, June 24 at 3 p.m. on the Staten Island Campus of St. John's University. Show includes a full orchestral patriotic favorites such as the Stars and Stripes Forever and My Shot from Hamilton and infus...