Composers in the 19th century produced a panoply of fantasies, paraphrases and transcriptions designed to bring the world of opera into the household - but what about the concert hall? Cameristi della Scala explores Giuseppe Verdi's music in instrumental adaptations by his contemporaries, all featuring a string soloist with chamber orchestra. These...

Among the events in preparation for the memorable Verdi's Requiem coming up on October 25th at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, Italian Tenor Pasquale Esposito, sponsored by the Consulate General of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute, and Com.It.Es., will perform Opera Arias and Neapolitan Songs to benefit Teatro San Carlo in Naple...

Love, seduction, jealousy, vengeance, and death all come together in the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's 2016 season presentations of grand, traditional opera at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC). During 2016, Verismo Opera, the house opera company of bergenPAC, will present Amilcare Ponchielli's La Gioconda and Giuseppe Verdi...

The Director of the Italian Cultural Institute, Silvio Marchetti is pleased to invite you to the following concert "Verdi Our Contemporary" performed by Ensemble Nuove Musiche, a concert based on chamber lyrics by the master from Busseto and built between tradition and contemporary music. Presented by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago in co...

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center and Miami Lyric Opera will present Rigoletto on Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 16 at 4 p.m. Miami Lyric Opera masterfully performs the classic work that defined Italian opera, Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center.   Famous for mocking the husbands of the women the...

by Kathleen E. Carey   The end of Verdi's Otello, as many know, is rather bleak. Desdemona and Otello are dead, havoc has been unleashed and the villain Jago escapes. Disconcerting to some, it intrigued Karen Saillant, artistic director and stage director of the International Opera Theater, to create a sequel based on the miscreant. &n...

Per celebrare il bicentenario della nascita di Giuseppe Verdi la Austin Lyric Opera presenta il Don Carlos di Giuseppe Verdi il 16/24 novembre al Long Center for the Performing Arts di Austin, la prima rappresentazione mai fatta del capolavoro verdiano nella Capitale dello Stato del Texas.   La politica, l'amore e la lealta' alla famiglia so...

La vera forza dei grandi capolavori dell'arte umana, in tutte le sue diverse forme, è data dalla capacità di superare i confini del tempo e dello spazio, suscitando emozioni uniche e facendosi apprezzare anche a distanza di secoli e in tutto il mondo.   Un perfetto esempio del potere immortale dell'arte è stato offerto lo scorso mercoledì 7...

Dopo il clamoroso trionfo dell'Otello alla Scala (5 febbraio 1887), ancora una volta fu Boito a spronare Verdi, perché si decidesse a scrivere un'altra opera, possibilmente un'opera comica. Grazie al suo librettista e collaboratore Arrigo Boito, Verdi potè lavorare ancora meglio che per Otello.E aveva ragione per amare il personaggio di Falstaff:...

On Sunday, October 6 at 12:30 p.m. at Verdi Square in Manhattan, Inter-Cities Performing Arts, Inc. will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi, the renowned Italian composer and statesman. Joining the New York/New Jersey-based arts organization and its founders, Leonard and Carmela Altamura, dignitaries from the Italian and...