Fans who came from overseas for the Swift's two dates at San Siro numbered more than 18 thousand, 14% of the total audience. And the induced revenue from the concerts on Milan is 180 million euros. Taylor Swift is the most-listened-to artist in the world, and her origins on her mother's side are in Cilento, Campania. "We are Swifties in Italy." Fly...

In the great tradition of the last 30+ years, Opera and Broadway favorites will once again come to the North Fork of Long Island through Opera & Broadway of the Hampton’s annual concert “Cristina Fontanelli and Her Fabulous Friends” taking place on Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. at Duck Walk Vineyard North, 44535 Main Rd., Southold, NY 11971...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), the City of Genoa and the Paganini Prize have signed a groundbreaking Memorandum of Understanding to promote the prestigious Paganini International Violin Competition in the United States, marking a significant step in the Prize's internationalization efforts. The partnership between the Paganini Pri...

When I first thought of writing about Illuminata, my uncle had been a handful of ashes for more than a year. Cancer meandered north from his prostate and made lesions on his liver, then penetrated his beautiful brain. I imagined sending him this essay—I wanted to write it because I knew he would enjoy it. After all, we loved opera and we loved one...

“Go Luca, go!” shouted someone in the crowd, encouraging the violinist Luca Ciarla to return to the stage for one final song. He obliged, walking back on as the audience clapped and cheered. The upbeat notes of the composition “Libertango” soon enveloped attendees lounging on the New Haven Green.  Ciarla took the Alexander Clark Stage on the New Ha...

Art Park presents Puccini’s Greatest: A Gala Opera Concert on Sunday, July 14 at 2pm at the Artpark Mainstage Theater, 450 South 4th Street, Lewiston, NY. Tickets start at $39 and can be purchased online at https://www.artpark.net/event/100079/puccinis-greatest-a-gala-opera-concert, by phone at 716.754.4375, or in person at 450 South 4th Street, Le...

Ciao Bambino is an original family-friendly show, giving a slice of life inside the 1940's Italian-American immigrant experience. This uniquely crafted musical by Elizabeth Allen Turner, whose great-grandparents arrived at Ellis Island from Gambettola, Italy, is great fun and inspirational to those who find themselves in the situation of starting o...

“Suor Angelica” produced by Out of The Box Opera and the Basilica of Saint Mary, 2 p.m. Saturday. The Basilica of Saint Mary, 88 N 17th St., Minneapolis, MN. Tickets: $101. With “Suor Angelica,” Out of the Box Opera guides its audience through three different spaces within the Basilica of Saint Mary. It’s a credit to artistic director David Lefkowi...

Summertime in Chicago is in full effect, which means boating season for the luckiest of us. Boaters and lakefront enthusiasts alike can join in on the fun at the Venetian Night boat parade on Saturday, July 20, at Lake Michigan’s Monroe Harbor.  Organized by Chicago Yacht Association, the Italian American Human Relations Foundation and the Chicago...

Anthony Ventiera, a doo-wop singer who performed at many venues throughout Long Island with his group, Time Was, and who established Tony V Productions, died on May 8, 2024. He was 80 years old. Mr. Ventiera, known as Tony, was born in Brooklyn on December 22, 1943, to Angela and Carmine Ventiera. He attended Queen of All Saints High School in Broo...