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When: Dec 07 at 7:00 PM - Where: Tuckahoe, 1 Generoso Pope Pl, Tuckahoe, NY 10707, USA In 1348, faced with the unrelenting advances of the Bubonic Plague, which was ravaging Europe, Giovanni Boccaccio, a member of the great Italian literary triumvirate which included Dante and Petrarca, devised the ultimate plan for surviving the plague. His entert...

Italian actress Monica Bellucci will be playing Maria Callas in ‘Maria Callas: Letters and Memoirs’ at the Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, on Friday, January 27. Bellucci channels the Greek opera legend in this one-woman show with text and stage direction by Tom Volf. Accompanied by the Wordless Music Orchestra, Belluc...

A crooning, tap-dancing, storytelling Tony Danza will take his traveling show “Tony Danza: Standards & Stories” to the Tilles Center at LIU Post on Dec. 2 and The Suffolk in Riverhead on Dec. 3. The acting star, who grew up in New York City and Malverne, Long Island, is best known for his roles in the television series Taxi and Who’s The Boss. Thou...

It was announced yesterday that the New York Yankees were able to sign Anthony Rizzo to a two-year contract worth $40 million guaranteed with a $6 million buyout on a $17 million club option. General manager Brian Cashman locking down someone as important to the lineup as Rizzo is huge for the team’s next couple seasons. The Yankees without Rizzo w...

When: Wed, 11/30/2022 at 4:00pm - Where: Zoom Lecture Series. Participation is free. RSVP is MANDATORY. The Zoom link will be provided on the day of the event. On the Italian Stage is a series of encounters conceived and led by Laura Caparrotti (Artistic Director, Kairos Italy Theater) that journeys into the history of Italian Theater to explore it...

When: Tue, 11/22/2022 at 6:30pm - Where: Casa Italiana Zerilli - Marimò. The event will also be broadcast live on our YouTube, Facebook, and website Alessandro Manzoni (1785-1873) is the author of the first and, perhaps, still most important modern Italian novel. I promessi sposi (The Betrothed, 1827 and then, amply revised, in the 1840 definitive...

November 30 – December 1, 2022, a two-day conference dedicated to the work and legacy of Grazia Deledda, the first and only Italian woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature (1926). A collaboration between NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò and the Istituto Italiana di Cultura, New York, this jubilant celebration of the 150th birthday of Gra...

In the historic Carnegie Hall, amid the shimmering lights of Broadway, the Fondazione Arena di Verona held a special concert to celebrate their 100th anniversary and to promote the 2023 season. The concert was held in Zankel Hall, Carnegie’s newest concert venue and was opened with a speech by Cecilia Gasdia, Artistic Director of the Fondazione Are...

For an opera that's had a pretty spotty performance record at the Met--Verdi's longest opera, DON CARLOS/DON CARLO, had its company premiere in 1920 then mostly disappeared until Rudolf Bing resurrected it in 1950 for the first production of his tenure as General Manager--it's looking suddenly a lot more familiar. Last season, the company gave its...

Tenor Benjamin Bernheim, one of Europe’s most sought-after tenors, makes his highly anticipated company debut when Verdi’s Rigoletto returns to the Met for 14 performances beginning November 10. Maestro Speranza Scappucci also makes her Met debut on the podium, leading the critically acclaimed production directed by Bartlett Sher, which had its pre...

New Italian Cinema Events - is a cultural organization founded by Viviana Del Bianco in Florence. Its primary goal is to promote contemporary independent Italian cinema worldwide through film screenings and cultural events in Europa, United States and Asia. This Fall, N.I.C.E. returns in-person after two years online, celebrating its 32nd edition i...

Yesterday evening, the 16th annual ILICA Cultural Event took place at Brooklyn’s spectacular Liberty Warehouse. ILICA, the Italian Language Inter-Cultural Alliance, gathered esteemed members of the Italian and Italian American community again after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, to not only recognize Italian excellence within the communit...