By Riccardo Chioni La commemorazione popolare che New York si appresta a portare in piazza in occasione del bicentenario della nascita del romantico compositore parmense si annuncia trionfante, come l'avrebbe immaginata lo stesso Giuseppe Verdi.Verdi Square, situata a W 72nd Street tra Broadway e Amsterdam Avenue, diventerà teatro della celebrazio...

When: January 17-18-19 — 8 p.m. Where: Boston Symphony Hall — 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA [map] For tickets, please visit www.bso.org. To mark the bicentennial of Verdi's birth in 1813, Italian conductor Daniele Gatti, music director of the Orchestre National de France, leads the BSO in three performances of the composer's Requiem with t...

"I adore art...when I am alone with my notes, my heart pounds and the tears stream from my eyes, and my emotion and my joys are too much to bear." – Giuseppe Verdi   200 years after his birth, we celebrate the anniversary of one of the most influential composers of operas of the nineteenth century, Giuseppe Verdi. As 2013 marks his bicentenn...

The Center for Italian Opera Studies and the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago announce a free symposium, "Giovanna d'Arco in Chicago." A welcome reception begins at 10:30 AM.   Co-sponsored by the Chicago Opera Theater (COT) and the Norman Wait Harris Memorial Fund, the symposium led by Philip Gossett pairs a roster of world-renowned sc...

Il Washington Chorus e l'Ambasciata d'Italia a Washington uniscono le forze per celebrare il genio di Giuseppe Verdi. Al compositore italiano, a 200 anni dalla sua nascita (1813), sarà dedicata un'intera settimana di eventi, la Essential Verdi Week. In programma un concerto di celebri arie verdiane domenica 2 marzo alle ore 17 al prestigioso Kenned...

by Marco Carminati   Giuseppe Verdi is the most popular, most performed and most widely loved among Italian composers, and Italy takes pride in being not only the Maestro's birthplace, but also the setting for most of his life. Today, we can still visit the places where Verdi lived and worked: the houses he inhabited, the theaters he went t...

By David Burke   When Wichita Grand Opera last presented "Rigoletto" six years ago, it was a stop on the itinerary for a touring performing company.   This time around, the Giuseppe Verdi classic is a homegrown production, featuring behind-the-scenes artists with a longtime passion for the work, and a Wichita native savoring his first...

Dieci giorni all'insegna della cultura italiana e dell'amicizia tra Italia e Stati Uniti per la città di Chicago. A partire da ieri sera, la "capitale" del Midwest celebra infatti il 2013, Anno della Cultura Italiana negli Usa con tre concerti del Maestro Riccardo Muti, direttore della Chicago Symphony Orchestra, dedicati al compositore italiano Gi...

Thursday, April 25, 2013 7:00 pm Illustrated lecture by San Francisco Opera's Director of Music Administration, Kip Cranna, who will on the occasion of Giuseppe Verdi's 200th birthday in 2013, discuss the operas La Traviata and Otello and show excerpts from the films by Franco Zeffirelli, master of Italian cinema. Italian opera is a special world...

Director Michael Mayer has lifted Verdi's Rigoletto from the 16th-century Italian court to Sin City. Denton residents can see the opera in a 7 p.m. screening Wednesday at the Cinemark 15 at Vista Ridge Mall, 2401 S. Stemmons Freeway in Lewisville. No one can say the Metopolitan Opera has a fear of innovation. Tony Award-winning director Mayer puts...