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...

Grammy Award-winning conductor JoAnn Falletta, recently honored by Performance Today as its inaugural Classical Woman of the Year for her lasting impact on classical music, is among the guest conductors helming the Sarasota Orchestra’s Masterworks series this season. Falletta will join the orchestra Dec. 6-8 at the Van Wezel for three “Roman Festiv...

Tutti noi conosciamo Domenico Modugno e la sua popolarità qui negli Stati Uniti: ci succede spesso di andare ad eventi dedicati all’Italia e di sentire in sottofondo la canzone Nel blu dipinto di blu, meglio conosciuta come Volare! Proprio per questo motivo, quando ho sentito che un ulteriore evento su Modugno era stato organizzato a Washington, D....

“Italian Christmas Concert in Manahawkin,” a traditional Italian Christmas concert featuring award-winning Italian tenor Michéal Castaldo and friends, will take place on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 3:00p.m. at The Stafford Township Arts Center, 1000 McKinley Ave., Manahawkin, NJ 08050. Castaldo will perform classic Christmas carols from his char...

We have started a GOFUNDME campaign and can use your support. Christmas in Italy is raising funds for children's charities, such as St. Jude's and an orphanage in Naples, Italy. Your support will also help us pay the costs of running this show at the world's most prestigious music venue that gives over 70 children/youth performance opportunities an...

When: Tuesday, November 26th at 6pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute - 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450 - What: Presented in anticipation of the upcoming production of The Three Queens, featuring the finales of Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda, performed December 1 through 7 at Lyric Opera of Chicago. A lecture by Professor Gabriele Dotto, General Edito...

For the first time in nearly a decade, Andrea Bocelli will perform in Columbus. Bocelli's December 14 concert is scheduled to begin at 7:30 pm at the Schottenstein Center. He'll perform along with the Columbus Symphony. Recently, Bocelli announced a new PBS Special celebrating his 60th birthday, along with his annual tour of the United States. Boce...

Sometimes you leave a theater thinking to yourself: “Wow. I just saw something very special that I will never forget.” Such was the case watching Opera Modo perform La Gioconda at the The War Memorial in Gross Pointe Farms. This opera company, which has been surprising and delighting audiences big and small for a few years now, has blown the doors...

Fred Bongusto — one of Italy's most treasured singer-songwriters and soundtrack composers — has died. The artist passed away overnight in hospital, according to his press office. While a cause of death was not revealed, Bongusto had been struggling with health problems for some time. He was 84.Born in Campobasso, Italy, in 1935, Bongusto first made...