The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announced today a free, live-concert simulcast to be screened on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Annette Strauss Square at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. This performance will mark conductor Fabio Luisi’s first appearance with the DSO since he was announced as the orchestra’s next Music Director. He will lead the...

With a candle in hand, a poor seamstress searching for a light enters the life of a poet in 19th century Paris. They fall in love, they spar, they reconcile, and finally they mourn a shared flame extinguished far too soon. It’s beautiful. It’s heartbreaking. It’s quintessential opera. Giacomo Puccini’s “La bohème,” which first premiered in 1896, in...

The Italian title of this book – a tossed salad of information, anecdote, and reflection, delightful and infuriating like its author – is Divagazioni Rossiniane. Divagazione means digression or detour. It’s exactly the right title, and the book could perfectly well have been published in English as “Rossinian Digressions” – and yet “A Life with Ros...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 – 12:00 Noon-4:00 PM. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Three-Course Lunch includes wine and soft drinks. $60 per person (plus gratuities). Reservations with pre-payment required. Call us at 718-273-7660. CLICK HERE TO RSVP ONLINE. Come enjoy great food & company w...

Frank Tenaglia, 54, of Bridesburg, a noted opera singer who performed to standing ovations throughout the United States and Europe, died Sunday, Feb. 17, of a pulmonary embolism in Marathon, Fla. Mr. Tenaglia had contended with health problems for a long time, but his death was unexpected, said his wife, Cathy. “We were enjoying a family vacation...

The MSU Opera Theatre presents two comedic one-act operas to round out its 2018-2019 season. Gioacchino Rossini’s La Scala di Seta and Giacomo Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi will present hilarious stories of thwarted lovers and dysfunctional family affairs. La Scala di Seta tells the story of a young couple, married in secret, who see each other every n...

From Thursday, March 07, 2019 to Monday, March 11, 2019. Organized by Riverside Community College, Ventura Guitar Society, University of Southern Nevada and Casa Italiana, Desert Oasis High School. In collaboration with : Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles. Entrance: Free As a part of his "A guitar at the Opera" series, guitarist Carlo Fierens...

L’Ambasciatore d’Italia Armando Varricchio, accompagnato dal Console Generale Giuseppe Finocchiaro, ha compiuto una visita a Chicago per assistere, giovedì 21 febbraio, alla prima del concerto della Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) che ha suonato, in commemorazione del 75° anniversario dell’eccidio delle Fosse Ardeatine, la 9° Sinfonia del composit...

“Wonderful elixir!  Thou art mine!  Oh, why cannot I enjoy its effects immediately?”  so says the lovesick  peasant Nemorino. Yet this elixir of love is hardly a perfect love potion for Valentine’s Day.  Instead, it is a scam whereby the scamp Dr. Dulcamara, knowing Nemorino’s desperate attempts to capture the noble lady Adina‘s heart, tricks him i...

In one form or another, most of the great opera classics are about two things: love and death. While some explore these interlocking themes by looking at the lives of the gods and other mythic creatures, the Italian masters most often focused on the fates of ordinary human beings, even if many were royalty and aristocrats. And few did it as powerfu...