Fabrizio Nava's first visit to Tulsa to coincided with the much-ballyhooed opening of the Woody Guthrie Center in the Brady Arts District. But Nava, the consul general of Italy in Houston, was in town for a different sort of celebration. The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Italy in Washington, D.C., have designated 2013 as...

Come to the Vari Symposium 2015 for an enjoyable evening of Italian opera arias, duets and songs performed from notable operas such as La Traviata, La Bohème and Rigoletto. This year's performance is Friday, May 15th at 7:30PM at the Music Recital Hall at Santa Clara University.   The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP click here....

"La Traviata" launches the free 10-day series of outdoors screenings in LincolnCenterPlaza, in Manhattan. Met General Manager stated that "watching larger-than-life stars on a big screen on the facade of the opera house has become a quintessential New York experience".   No tickets are required and seatings (3,100) is on a first-come first-s...

When the curtain opens and the lights strike the stage on April 6, the New York City Opera will be seen in the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's new production of Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata. Last performed by the company in 2006, Verismo Opera will present this iconic opera with resplendent sets used by the New York City Opera for several...

by Mike Silverman   It's been called the ''missing link'' among Giuseppe Verdi's operas, composed right after his three mid-career mega-hits — ''Rigoletto,'' ''Il Trovatore'' and ''La Traviata'' — and pointing the way toward the masterpieces of his later years.   Why ''missing"? It's not as if ''Les vepres siciliennes'' ("The Sicilian...

Friday, September 23, 2016 at 7:30 PM. Davies Symphony Hall. MTT and the SF Symphony showcase the many facets of Italian music – from its sweeping drama to moments of delicate beauty and lighthearted joy. Hear Verdi's show-stopping Te Deum, alongside Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble The Swingle Singers, SF Symphony Principal Oboe Eugen...

Dear Members and Friends, We are very proud to announce that the ICCC toghether with the Houston Grand Opera's O.N. for Young professionals will host an evening celebrating HGO's 2013-14 season and the productions of Verdi's Aida and Rigoletto.   Don't miss it, enjoy complimentary wine and light bites! August 28th from 6 to 9 pm at the ICCC...

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi was born on October 9 or 10, 1813, in Le Roncole, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. His love and talent for music were obvious at a young age. When he was only eight, he became the official organist at his local church. During his teenage years, he recalled that he "wrote a motley assortment of pieces: marches for band by th...

One of Italy's most historic opera companies is taking some of the country's most beloved operas – as well as some Italian culture – to the Middle East, Russia and the United States. The Teatro di San Carlo, which was founded in Naples in 1737 and is Europe's oldest, continuously active venue for public opera, begins its worldwide tour in the Sulta...

Alberto Rizzuti, born in Turin in 1963, is one of Verdi's leading scholars. After a Ph.D. in Chicago in 2001, he currently teaches History of Musical Civilization at the University of Turin.   In 2008, he edited the critical edition of Verdi's opera "Giovanna d'Arco." In his lecture, Prof. Rizzuti will discuss Verdi's life and work...