Andrà in scena alla Detroit Opera House dal 10 al 18 maggio p.v. Turandot di Giacomo Puccini, che chiuderà la stagione operistica primaverile.   Nel cast figurano due artisti italiani: il soprano abruzzese Donata D'Annunzio Lombardi che interpreterà la parte di Liu e il giovane direttore d'orchestra viareggino Valerio Galli....

In conjunction with the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, sfSoundSalonSeries is pleased to present Italian virtuoso Irene Russo in a program of solo works for piano spanning the entire 20th century to the present, with works by Debussy, Malipiero, Takemitsu, Procaccini, and Widmann.   She'll be followed by Tom Djll's HackMIDI, pia...

by OSIA Blogger   On December 12, 1915, Francis Albert Sinatra was born in Hoboken, NJ, to two Sicilian immigrants. In the summer of 1935, Frank's life would change forever. It was at this time that he saw his idol, Bing Crosby, perform live. Once the concert ended, Sinatra was determined to become a singer. He worked odd jobs performing on...

The Sinatra Family and Frank Sinatra Enterprises are pleased to announce some of the major initiatives confirmed as part of this year's Sinatra 100 centennial celebration honoring one of the most cherished entertainment legends of all time, Frank Sinatra.   An icon who forever epitomizes the American dream, Frank Sinatra continues to have an...

Among its many bragging rights in the art world, Italy boasts being the birthplace of opera. With deep roots in Venice and Florence, the oldest known opera dates back to the end of the 16th century. It didn't take long before the art took off, and Italians have been in love with it ever since.   In Italy, majestic halls and theaters are stil...

Saturday, Dec. 7, would have been the 103rd birthday of the late great Louis Prima, the Italian-American trumpeter, singer and entertainer from New Orleans who went on to rule Las Vegas nightlife during its bada-bing heyday from the mid-1950s through the early 1960s. Prima is gone, but his music lives on, in part because of the efforts of his fifth...

by Nicola Busca   We are usually attracted by people's personality, behavior, and look. In particular, we tend to remember more easily a rude and impolite person who gives us a hard time, rather than those who spread joy and good vibes.   This is because, even if they don't have a stronger or more remarkable personality than the "good...

Enlow Hall presents its spring "Concert and Café", featuring the virtuoso New Jersey string orchestra Arco Ensemble, on April 19 at 3:00 p.m. The program will highlight music by Italian composers and will be conducted by the vibrant young Canadian, Jean-Marie Zeitouni.   Zeitouni, is currently the artistic director of I Musici Montreal and m...

Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper was born on June 22, 1953. Her mother, Catrine Gallo, is an Italian American whose family is from Sicily. Cyndi was raised in Queens, NY, as a Roman Catholic. She dropped out of high school and moved out on her own when she was 17.   She began singing in local cover bands and working odd jobs to make ends meet. I...

Composers in the 19th century produced a panoply of fantasies, paraphrases and transcriptions designed to bring the world of opera into the household - but what about the concert hall? Cameristi della Scala explores Giuseppe Verdi's music in instrumental adaptations by his contemporaries, all featuring a string soloist with chamber orchestra. These...