The Washington National Opera production of Verdi's Aida, which is currently playing the Kennedy Center Opera House through September 23, will be simulcast free at Washington, D.C.'s Nationals Park. The live opera simulcast, as part of the company's Opera in the Outfield series, is scheduled to begin at 7 PM September 23 (the final performance). Ga...

Pizza, spaghetti and mandolin, emblem of Italy abroad, the cultural tricolor par excellence (apart from art, music, cinema, fashion and style)! But if pizza and spaghetti had such a widespread diffusion around the world, why cannot the mandolin have the same success?

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli’s voice soars to the rafters of the Tuscan theatre, but all eyes are on the orchestral conductor beside him — a robot with an apparent penchant for Verdi. The concert in the heart of Pisa is a world first, with two mechanical “arms” conducting live music at the grand finale of the first International Festival of Robotic...

Like many headliners getting ready to bring a new show to Atlantic City, Chris Botti is going to first carry out a long and time-honored tradition. He’s going to break the show in out-of-town, a common method — originated by Broadway producers more than a century ago — of testing the program out on an audience without having to worry about critics...

The serious opera lover would have to go back over half a century, when Maria Callas made her American debut, to find a more prestigious Chicago event than the Monteverdi 450, scheduled for October 12, 13 and 15 at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park. On each of these three dates, one of Claudio Monteverdi’s extant operas will be performed – “L’O...

Protetta dietro ai silenzi bizantini di Ravenna, al terzo anno di attività e incentrata sull’Aida di Verdi, l’Italian Opera Academy di Riccardo Muti si presenta con un duplice profilo: da un lato, è luogo eletto di alta formazione per i giovani direttori d’orchestra di domani, dall’altro è un progetto-pilota, interamente sostenuto dal mecenatismo p...

L'opera piu' americana di Giacomo Puccini ha stregato di nuovo New York. 'La Fanciulla del West' ha aperto la stagione lirica della New York City Opera, strizzando l'occhio alla precedente produzione del Metropolitan Opera, ed e' stata accolta con tutto il calore e l'entusiasmo che il capolavoro di Puccini merita. 'La Fanciulla del West' ha portato...

LADY Gaga said that she's planning to take a "rest" from music and "slow down for a moment for some healing." The pop star was in Toronto on Friday for a pair of concerts and to premiere a Netflix documentary about herself, "Gaga: Five Foot Two." The film, playing at the Toronto International Film Festival, chronicles her life, February's Super Bow...

The first Italian musical to be presented at the Venice Film Festival, True Love by Marco and Antonio Manetti, also known as the Manetti Bros, received a positive reception on the Lido and is due to be released in Italian cinemas on 5 October. Starring Giampaolo Morelli, Serena Rossi, Claudia Gerini, Carlo Buccirosso and Raiz, the film is set in Na...

As a child, John De Chiaro often traveled with his stepfather, a shoemaker in New Jersey, into New York City to buy supplies, but on one trip, at about 5 years old, he wandered next door to a pawnshop and found an object that changed his life. "There was a guitar on the wall, and I just, for some reason, wanted that guitar," De Chiaro says. "My ste...