Opera star Renée Fleming drew concern last year after a New York Times profile suggested the acclaimed soprano would be retiring. Luckily for fans, it turned out to be a false alarm. But if Fleming does ever start to ponder retirement, she might consider a move to Milan — where she'd likely be welcomed with open arms at Casa Verdi, a retirement hom...

On Thursday, January 31, 2019, join fellow ICC members for a group outing to see The Italian Straw Hat at MN Opera. ICC members receive a 20% discount on tickets throughout the opera season. Start at 6:30 pm with a fun and informative half-hour session that includes an overview of the opera, historical and cultural context, and highlights to watch...

The Jacobs School of Music Opera and Ballet Theater will begin its spring season this February, with all performances taking place at the Musical Arts Center. “Giulio Cesare” This Italian opera, set in 48 B.C., tells the story of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar. Caesar is attempting to add Egypt to the Roman Empire. This becomes complicated when Ptolem...

Thursday, January 31, 2019. From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm. Free Entrance. Gonda Theatre - Davis Performing Arts Center - Georgetown University - 3700 O Street NW - Washington, DC 20057. RSVP Here. The Georgetown University Italian Research Institute of Georgetown College, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute, the Geo...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450 - Chicago, Illinois 60611. To hear La bohème for the first or for the hundredth time, one is struck by its dramatic cohesion and the wonderful unity of its construction. The listener is almost tempted to imagine the compose...

Friday January 25 2019, from 7:30 to 10:00 PM CST. Missouri Baptist University, 1 College Park Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63141. Tickets here. Join the Italian Community of St Louis and CLUB Italiano Per Piacere at the Winter Opera Saint Louis' performance of L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI by Gioachino Rossini. Member of our community, Darwin Aquino will be conduct...

The American Society of Friends of Teatro alla Scala presented a piano recital in Greenwich earlier this month featuring pianist Stefano Miceli in a program of works by Liszt, Beethoven, Gomes and Rachmaninoff.  The fundraising event was chaired by Deborah Hamilton of Greenwich, who is a trustee of the Friends, a nonprofit that supports the Teatro...

Il 16 dicembre 1965 muore a New York il tenore Tito Schipa. Pur nella lontananza dei generi, il mondo del rock statunitense ne onora la figura più di quanto non faccia la lirica italiana. Aperto alle novità, quello che è stato considerato il più grande tenore “di grazia” del mondo da tempo segue con simpatia le innovazioni musicali seguite all’espl...

After visiting Teatro San Carlo, Stendhal wrote in his 1817 travel journal, “Rome, Naples and Florence”, “There is nothing in all of Europe comparable to this theatre, that gives the slightest idea of what it is like. It dazzles the eyes, enraptures the soul”. The theater is, indeed, an overwhelming triumph of beauty. Built in 1737 by King Charles...

A world-class role like Mimì in “La bohème” deserves a world-class soprano, and the Lyric has found one in Maria Agresta. “One could go a lifetime and never encounter a more moving performance of Mimì than that given by Maria Agresta Saturday night,” Lawrence A. Johnson of Chicago Classical Review wrote of her October run at the Lyric. “The final s...