Turin is to host the 2022 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest on 14 May after being selected from the shortlist of five Italian cities vying to stage the annual competition. The news was first reported on Friday morning by Italy's newspaper of record, Corriere della Sera before being confirmed by the Italian state broadcaster RAI and Eurovision...

When Tony Bennett's family announced he had Alzheimer's disease in February, few of the 94-year-old singer's fans imagined they'd ever see him on stage again. But this summer, with his family's help, the legendary crooner began rehearsing for two concerts at Radio City Music Hall, with his friend Lady Gaga. No one knew for sure if Tony would be abl...

The Florentine Opera is the next work of Giuseppe Verdi’s Revolutionary Opera, returning to the Grand Opera. Rigoletto.. Performed on October 8th and 10th at the Willin Hall of the Marcus Paforming Arts Center is Florence’s first performance in front of the audience since the pandemic regulations came into force in 2020. It was developed to reprodu...

A decade ago, jazz icon Tony Bennett and pop superstar Lady Gaga struck up one of the great Odd Couple partnerships in recent music history. Singing together first on his album Duets II, and then on their co- album, Cheek to Cheek, Bennett and Gaga made history on the charts while proving some things never go out of style. Now, with Love For Sale, ...

October 3 (Sunday) 5:00pm. The Coccia Institute will hold a joint event in partnership with the Montclair Literary Festival featuring an exclusive talk with Stevie Van Zandt, former actor on The Sopranos and Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band guitarist. Regular admission includes a signed copy of Unrequited Infatuations. VIP tickets include VIP seat...

Absent from Chicago since February 2020 due to the pandemic, Riccardo Muti walked into Orchestra Hall and started to rehease Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, “Eroica.” “It was a very, very emotional moment when I walked on stage and I went to the podium because the orchestra was united for the first time with their music director in the concert hall,” M...

Virginia Bocelli, Andrea Bocelli’s daughter, speaks with her opera star father – WATCH. Virginia Bocelli, Andrea Bocelli’s daughter, has interviewed her father in a new video. Andrea Bocelli is celebrating the tenth anniversary of Concerto: One Night In Central Park, his career peak, with a rerelease this month. The New York Philharmonic Orchestra...

Beppe Gambetta plans to take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave. in Boothbay Harbor. From his unique background as an Italian musician in love with both American roots music as well as the music of his native country, Gambetta has travelled the world and even crossed the “Iron Curtain”...

This week’s episode of The Italian American Podcast takes listeners on a journey through the Neapolitan Sceneggiata with special guest Dr. Reba Wissner, who is assistant professor of the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. Dr. Wissner’s specialty is the Neapolitan Sceneggiata, which is a form of musical drama t...

September 28, 2021 @ 5.00PM (ET). Facebook Live (Facebook account not required). From the marvelous theatre of the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy, acclaimed pianist and conductor, Vanessa Benelli Mosell, performs a program inspired by her latest album “Casta Diva”. Translating the pyrotechnics of bel canto and the lyricism of Romantic opera int...