Singer and songwriter Mario Biondi is one of the most unique voices to emerge from the Italian music scene in the 21st century. The Sicilian-born baritone possesses a voice which is often compared to Barry White and Isaac Hayes. Biondi uses this as his base to approach international genres, such as jazz and soul, plying his own distinctive sound.  ...

The Connecticut Lyric Opera is set to present Verdi’s ”Don Carlo.” The company will present the epic work in a production by Jan Mason and will star Daniel Juarez in the title role. He will be joined by Jurate Svedaite as Elisabetta de Valois, Galina Ivannikova as Eboli, Andrew Costello as Posa, and Steve Frederiks as King Philip. The role of the G...

Riccardo Frizza is one of today’s foremost Italian conductors specializing in the Italian repertoire. He has appeared at all the great opera houses in the world and has interpreted many of the great works by Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini, and Bellini. Recently, he was appointed the music director of the Donizetti Opera Festival and for his first assign...

An Italian celebrity is coming to Columbus this week. Nicknamed “Il Cannone,” the superstar will be flanked by security guards on a plane, met by police at the airport, transported in an armored car and carefully watched during a nine-day visit here. “Il Cannone,” though, is not a diva with a long list of demands. It’s not even a person. It’s a woo...

Opera180 of Kansas City concludes its 1st season with the classic La Boh'me, with music by Giacomo Pucciniand libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica. Performances are May 30, 31, and June 1 at The Drawing Room by Weinberger Fine Art at 1903 Wyandotte in downtown Kansas City. The production will be sung in Italian. Opera180 produces its first...

Brani della tradizione, successi pop e musica classica durante un concerto di primavera della US Naval Forces Europe Band in collaborazione con i cantanti del coro napoletano 'That's Napoli Live Show'. L'evento si è svolto all'Auditorium Rai. James G. Foggo III, comandante delle Forze navali statunitensi Europa-Africa e comandante del Comando allea...

Are two of pop's most successful singers going at it? Madonna finally spoke out about chatter that Lady Gaga is her enemy. In a new interview with British Vogue, Madonna suggested that decade-long rumors of a rivalry between them were blown out of proportion because people wanted to believe them. "People got very excited about [the thought of Lady...

Danilo Rea (piano), Enzo Pietropaoli (double bass), and Fabrizio Sferra(drums) make up jazz trio Doctor 3, the three-time winner of Musica Jazz's Best Italian Jazz Group of the Year. Their daring improvisations and reimagined compositions are influenced by artists ranging from the Beatles to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Righteous Brothers to Stin...

There’s something special about a relationship between dads and daughters.  With a love that's everlasting and unconditional, a dad is a king in his daughter's life.  Deana Martin knows it all to be so true. And her dad, who was dubbed the “King of Cool” because of his stage presence, good lucks and charisma, was certainly no exception. And if you...

May 11, 12, 17, 19. 3:00 pm. Our Lady of Perpetual Help school, 5902 6th Avenue (between 59th and 60th Streets, Brooklyn, NY). Admission: $25-adult; $20-seniors/students under 25; $5-teen. Contact: Fran Garber-Cohen 718-259-2772. reginaopera@yahoo.com www.reginaopera.org Sponsored by Regina Opera Company. Regina Opera Company presents fully staged...