Call it bel canto in the Rust Belt. The Metropolitan Opera’s new production of “Lucia di Lammermoor” plucks the ill-fated heroine out of the Scottish hills where Sir Walter Scott placed her in his 1819 novel and where Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti kept her in his opera 16 years later. Instead, director Simon Stone has transplanted her to a con...

The autographed score of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor at the IIC-NY on the occasion of the new production at the Metropolitan Opera, conducted by Riccardo Frizza. The precious manuscript will be on display from April, 22 to  May, 20 2022 - 10AM to 4PM -  Italian Cultural Institute 686 Park Avenue, NY.  Lucia di Lammermoor is undoubtedly, togethe...

The Metropolitan Opera will present an audacious new production of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, which moves the Bel Canto masterpiece from 18th-century Scotland to a present-day town in the American Rust Belt, with nine performances April 23-May 21, 2022. Australian film, theater, and opera director Simon Stone makes his Met debut with this bol...

Opera Scenes, featuring talented performers from the School of Music and Musical Theatre programs will be presented by the Student Opera Theatre Association at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center on Thursday and Friday, March 3 and 4, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, March 5, 2 p.m. Highlight scenes are from: “L’Elisir d’Amore” (“The Elixi...

Barn Opera presents “Don Pasquale,” Gaetano Donizetti’s comic opera, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11 and 12, at the Barn Opera House, 1321 Pearl St. in Brandon, VT. “Don Pasquale,” Gaetano Donizetti’s comic opera, is one of those delightful farces in which the music and the laughs seem to compete — but the music always wins. “It has these...

Wednesday, February 17 | 12:30 p.m. EST - REGISTER here. In 1786, the year Le Nozze di Figaro was composed, Vienna was the center of the opera scene and the primary language of opera was Italian. Revolutionary composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and rebellious librettist Lorenzo da Ponte, who had recently been banned from Venice for his politics, were...

Italy bid farewell to its coronavirus dead on Sunday with a haunting Requiem concert performed at the entrance to the cemetery of Bergamo, the hardest-hit province in the onetime epicenter of the outbreak in Europe. President Sergio Mattarella was the guest of honor, and said his presence made clear that all of Italy was bowing down to honor Berg...

The Western Connecticut State University Opera will present a contemporary adaptation of Gaetano Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” (“The Elixir of Love”) in three performances from March 5 through 7 at the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury.  Performances wi...

THE AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE DONIZETTI OPERA FESTIVAL (AFDOF) has been formed to support the efforts of the Donizetti Opera Festival, an international celebration held each November in Bergamo, Italy, the birthplace of Gaetano Donizetti. AFDOF is charged with encouraging the collaboration of scholars, artists, and Donizetti devotees in the United St...

When: Tuesday, November 26th at 6pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute - 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450 - What: Presented in anticipation of the upcoming production of The Three Queens, featuring the finales of Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda, performed December 1 through 7 at Lyric Opera of Chicago. A lecture by Professor Gabriele Dotto, General Edito...