Dr. Mary Rorrro, the “Violin doc” who was previously interviewed by us, had the honor to perform several selections with her viola at the Governor’s Mansion Drumthwacket in Princeton, New Jersey, for the commemoration of the 244th birthday of the Marine Corps. The program included a wonderfully coordinated parade of the Color Guard, led by CWO Nick...

Italian composer Fabio Frizzi is best known for his collaborations with horror great Lucio Fulci and he’s currently on tour in North America, where he’s performing a live score to a new “Composer’s Cut” of Fulci’s 1981 classic, The Beyond, as well as a “FRIZZI 2 FULCI” tribute set featuring music/scenes from many of their other collaborations. He d...

The Cleveland Opera is doing it again. Setting aside mainstream repertoire, it’s producing an opera largely unknown in Northeast Ohio. This Friday and Sunday, at the Tudor Arms Hotel in Cleveland, the company led by Dorota Sobieska will stage Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut,” in collaboration with the Cleveland Women’s Orchestra. The chamber-style perform...

Thursday, December 5, 2019 • Starts at 7:00 pm. Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Join the History Center’s Italian American Program as we celebrate the holidays in style with a concert featuring Italian standards in the true (Italian) holiday tradition performed by Vito DiSalvo, Marco Fiorante, Daniela Pasquini, along w...

Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli launched his "Voices of the World" musical education program at UNESCO's headquarters in Paris on Wednesday to help children affected by armed conflicts. The multi-year program will expand on the renowned blind tenor's 2016 "Voices of Haiti" project that provided musical therapy and training, lessons, rehearsals,...

The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii will host its annual Mary and Christmas celebration on Dec. 7. Maestro Paul French will once again lead the incomparable William Ferris Chorale in a program of Christmas favorites. Musical echoes of Christmases past in Venice, Rome and Palermo, timeless yuletide melodies and selections from “A Charlie Brown Christm...

Starting November 17th, San Francisco will be home to a series of events about Italian music, food, cinema, and opera. There will be an opportunity for every Italy’s lover to listen to an outstanding Italian singer,  to attend the opera featuring an Italian music director, to watch some of the latest movies by famous Italian directors and taste gre...

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...

After a piano rehearsal, two orchestra sessions and one concert performance together, soprano Christine Goerke gushed with praise for Gianandrea Noseda. “He doesn’t just use his hands and his arms. He conducts with his entire body,” she said. “And it is amazing, because when you see that kind of energetic physicality, there is no mistaking what he...

Rome's opera house first opened on the capital's Viminal hill on 1 November 1880 as the Teatro Costanzi, founded by entrepreneur Domenico Costanzi and designed by Milanese architect Achille Sfondrini. Costanzi's self-financed opera house was inaugurated with a performance of Rossini's Semiramide, in the presence of Italy's king and queen, on 27 Nov...