He has been called the greatest Italian artist since the Renaissance. Giuseppe Verdi was the only composer on the program Saturday, as Miami Lyric Opera presented a concert of arias to celebrate the 200th anniversary of his birth in 1813.   The Colony Theater in Miami Beach was packed for this tribute to an operatic master who ranks with Moz...

U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden and his wife Jill paid tribute to the Year of Italian Culture in the USA on the occasion of the "Opera Ball", one of the American capital's most important cultural events, which was organized with the help of the Washington National Opera (WNO) at Villa Firenze, residence of Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero.Over 5...

The festival dedicated to Giuseppe Verdi, one of the most famous Italian composers and the most celebrated opera composer of all time, returns from October 10th to November 4th.   The new edition of the Verdi Festival this year takes place in Parma and Busseto, Verdi's countries par excellence, with a series of musical, opera and dance event...

Are you an intermediate speaker of Italian who loves opera? Have you always wanted to have a better understanding of the words? Now is your opportunity to discover more of Verdi's "Rigoletto"!   Join ICC's native Italian instructor, Mirella Heimpel, as she uncovers the famous opera. You will listen to the music, pause to learn new language p...

martedì 16 aprile 201317.30 Regency Theater26762 Verdugo Street, San Juan Capistrano, CA (map) In collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles you are invited to celebrate The Year of Italian Culture AND the great Giuseppe Verdi's 200th birthday with a special presentation of Nabucco at the San Juan Capistrano Regency Theater!...

The statue of Giuseppe Verdi, set high above a patch of daffodils, draws scant attention from people hurrying to the subway at Seventy-second Street and Broadway, or even from people lounging on the nearby benches of what used to be called Needle Park, back in the city's drug-infested era. Impressively spruced up now, Verdi Square, which, like many...

For the first time ever, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, in collaboration with the Oratorio Society of New York and the Manhattan School of Music Symphony and Symphonic Chorus, will present a performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem, on Thursday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.   Under the artistic direct...

The Board of Directors of the National Institute of Verdi Studies appointed Alessandra Carlotta Pellegrini as the Director of the National Institute of Verdi studies. One of the foremost Italian musicologists of the 20th century, she has worked at institutions of high prestige in musicology such as La Fondazione Isabella Scelsi, where she has been...

January 20, 2016 - Wednesday 6:00 PM - Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450 - Chicago, Illinois 60611. On the occasion of Lyric Opera's upcoming production of Nabucco conducted by Maestro Carlo Rizzi, The Italian Cultural Institute, in collaboration with Lyric Opera of Chicago, presents...

by Silvia Donati   Artists, philosophers, writers through the centuries have been inspired by the beauty of Italy - we have selected some of their most inspiring or famous quotes, which reveal how much they were mesmerized by this unique country.   My favorite quote about Italy though is not included below, and comes from an Italian...