Opera composed in 1665 by Pietro-Andrea Ziani with a libretto by Cristoforo Ivanovich. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. September 8 & 9, 2017 at 7:30pm. ODC Theater - 3153 17th Street, San Francisco. Reserve your tickets here.  La Circe' plot is based on the adventures of Circe, the goddess and magician of Greek mythology made famous by Ho...

Don’t miss the highly anticipated annual concert hosted by Eva Franchi, widow of the great romantic tenor Sergio Franchi, at the Franchi Estate in Stonington, Conn., on August 26. This concert marks 27 years since the passing of Sergio Franchi, and pays tribute to his lifelong achievements in music. The evening will include vocalists accompanied by...

“When you see that man conduct, you feel that there is only one thing for you to do: take your baton, break it in pieces, and never conduct again.” This assessment of Arturo Toscanini, offered by the esteemed composer and distinguished conductor Richard Strauss, was hardly unusual, for Toscanini routinely mesmerized his fellow musicians. Critics al...

Soprano, Amanda Beagle, is making her NYC cabaret debut while returning to her roots with a celebration of the "Italian-American Songbook." Amanda Beagle debuts her latest show and recording at The Metropolitan Room on Tuesday July 25th at 7pm. Reservations are required and tickets are on sale now.This lively celebration of Italian and Italian-Amer...

July 15 (Saturday) 7:30 pm: Cristina Fontanelli and Her Fabulous Friends. In the great tradition of the last 26 years, opera and Broadway favorites will once again come to the Hamptons through the annual favorite concert Cristina Fontanelli and Her Fabulous Friends. This annual favorite includes the great arias and duets of opera and Broadway. Star...

Cabaret singer Francesca Capetta will be joined by Tony Award winner Liliane Montevecchi for a July 12 birthday salute to the 100th anniversary of the birth of late film star and recording artist Dean Martin in the Weill Recital Hall at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Francesca Capetta Sings Dean Martin: A Centennal Celebration will celebrate the life of...

Enrico Nicola “Henry” Mancini was born on April 16, 1924, in the Little Italy neighborhood of Cleveland. He grew up near Pittsburgh, in the steel town of West Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. At the young age of 12 years old, his parents were able to afford giving young Henry private piano lessons. After graduating from high school in 1942, Mancini attende...

Con questo articolo dedicato alla musica italica chiudiamo una sorta di trilogia iniziata con i libri, proseguita con il cinema e conclusa, adesso, con la musica. Ho riascoltato la canzone recentemente, colonna sonora di Love is All You Need, film romantico anche se dalla narrazione piuttosto scontata. Sfilano le immagini della costiera amalfitana:...

L'ultimo dei grande crooner americano. Una leggenda vivente. Diciannove Grammy in bacheca. Milioni di dischi venduti, centinaia di migliaia di persone che lo hanno applaudito dal vivo. E continuano a farlo. Per Tony Bennett, 91 anni ad agosto, gli aggettivi sembrano non essere mai all'altezza dell'artista, che di recente ha fatto un passaggio al Ru...

Michéal Castaldo to Release First Digital Single from His New CD "Cinecitta Canta" on June 30th. The digital single will be available on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, Google Play and other digital music stores everywhere. Listen to your favorite Italian Radio programs over the next several days to get a sneak peek of the single. The reason for th...