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Nedda Casei, who in the 1960s and ’70s could be reliably heard as Suzuki, Maddalena, Lola and other bread-and-butter mezzo-soprano characters at the Metropolitan Opera before transforming herself into a pathbreaking labor leader, died on Jan. 20 in hospice care in Manhattan. She was 87. A niece, Janice Arponen, said the cause was a stroke. Ms. Case...

How often have you dreamed  to  finally  learn the many secrets to Italian recipes? If you like cooking, what follows is like a holy grail: read on! How many times have you spent hours online looking for the best Italian recipes, or even asked a friend how to make a traditional dessert? Or are you one of those people who just walked out of a book s...

During a recent visit to the Museo Teatrale della Scala I admired many antique prints of commedia dell’arte situations. Commedia dell’arte was a theatrical genre that evolved in the latter part of the sixteenth century. It was a popular  reaction to the erudite, dramatic traditions of the beginning of the century attempting to rival the great drama...

Sunday March 1st, 2020. 1:00-3:00 pm. Karpeles Manuscript Library, Lecture Hall, 21 West Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara (CA). FREE EVENT. There will be a small reception after the lecture. Cari Amici, Dear Friends, It is with great pleasure that we bring to you this presentation about Italy’s Risorgimento. Fred Sidon, a good friend to many of us and...

Dawn Mello, former president of Bergdorf Goodman, died on Sunday morning at her home in New York. As president of Berdorf in the 1980s, Mello helped transform the department store from a carriage trade retailer into an emporium of the world’s most sought-after labels, introducing Americans to now-household names such as Michael Kors, Fendi and Arma...

Joseph Philip Lombardi Joseph Lombardi is currently the quarterback coach of the New Orleans Saints. He is the grandson of Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi. Joe played Tight End at the Air Force Academy, where he graduated in 1994. During Saints Training Camp, he spoke on working with the unique Saints Quarterback situation of Drew Br...

Tuesday evening, the Consulate General of Italy hosted an important reception, Italy@NYC, in collaboration with the Italian Trade Commission, to celebrate Italian Style and the participation of the best in Italian fashion in New York Fashion Week 2020 and the Coterie Fashion Show at the Jacob Javits Center. The reception was attended by the Italian...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians! First of all, we want to thank all those who bought the new 2019 yearbook of We the Italians! The first month of sales exceeded those of all previous yearbooks, a great success! Thanks really, if you haven't bought it yet and you are curious to know 24 stories about 24 different points of view o...

Getting around Palermo is easy. Everything revolves around a topographical and symbolic centre: Piazza Villena. The people of Palermo prefer to call it Quattro Canti, in reference to the four symmetrical façades of the buildings which look out onto the square. Of an octagonal shape, it is located at the intersection between the two main streets of...

It is a real treat for lovers of both chocolate and hazelnut, crunchy on the outside and soft inside. The preparation is easy and fast. It is a gluten and lactose free cake because it contains only corn flour and hazelnut milk. This cake a treat for your palate and your good spirits. Chocolate is obtained from the tropical tree Theobroma Cacao an...

The story that leads to what promises to be one of the most important exhibitions of the 2020 season in Italy and beyond, starts from a contested will, shameful accusations, false claims: a fratricidal war for the billionaire legacy of Prince Alessandro Torlonia who died in 2017, which won media popularity and also involved the immense artistic her...

You can start your visit from Piazza del Popolo, with the Church of San Sebastiano, one of the jewels of the Sicilian Baroque. It is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Rebuilt after the earthquake of 1693, it has a spectacular staircase, a façade with three orders, the work of Mario Diamanti, and three naves.  In Corso Vittorio Emanuele,...