Of the more than 20 million Americans with Italian roots, approximately 87 percent are of Southern Italian origin.  This massive dispora from Italy’s south has made southern Italian cuisine, culture and traditions into familiar aspects of Italian American life; yet the wealth of classical music originating in the Italian south has remained a myster...

In the last few years, the mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato has appeared in a series of art song recitals dressed up as significant dramatic events. Washington Performing Arts presented the latest one, an eco-conscious bit of virtue signaling she calls “Eden,” Sunday night in the Music Center at Strathmore with the early music ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro. T...

 A life-sized bronze statue of the “King of Cool” is what a newly organized group hopes to see erected outside the Historic Fort Steuben Visitors Center and unveiled at the Dean Martin Hometown celebration in 2023. But there’s work to be done before that can happen — namely generating awareness about the project and raising money to move it from dr...

When: Sun, May 15, 2022, 1:30 PM - Where: Casa Italiana, 1051 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012 - What: An afternoon of beautiful Opera, melodious, witty and fun! Tasty supper, and audience interactives ---AND, a PRE-Opera Fun Lab for kids! Arias by Rossini, Mozart, Verdi... to touch the romantic ear... followed by the sparkling one-act opera "...

The genius of Ennio Morricone is already carved into the cinematic landscape as indelibly as any dusty desert canyon. No other composer of movie scores has ever combined classical overture and musique concrete experimentalism into such an evocative and instantly recognisable voice, nor had such a monumental impact on wider pop culture. His scores f...

After Italy’s win last year, Eurovision 2022 is set to take place in Turin in May. If you were lucky enough to secure tickets, or simply want to head to the city to soak up the atmosphere, here are some suggestions for things to do in and around Turin. Surrounded by Alps, it has a slight French feeling to the city, and was historically home to the...

Take a front-row seat to the Metropolitan Opera’s lavish production Puccini’s Turandot as part of the popular Live in HD series. Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska stars as the cold-hearted title princess in Franco Zeffirelli’s famed staging, alongside tenor Yonghoon Lee as the bold prince determined to win her love.  Enjoy one of the great mas...

Since UNESCO came into existence in 1972, Italy holds the world record of 58 World Heritage Sites out of 1154 so far assigned, due to its unique beauty. These sites are divided into two major categories: cultural heritages, such as Villa d'Este in Tivoli, near Rome, and natural heritages, such as Mount Etna in Sicily. In addition to these two main...

Owner Tony Sgro, in association with Damian Costa’s Pompey Entertainment, proudly announces The Duomo, an all-new music venue at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, will open its doors on June 16, 2022. The 300-seat club will feature a massive center bar, nostalgic arcade and an Italian casual dining restaurant, Cupola Café, featuring a menu and flavors...

What a twist. The Musical genre was not born on Broadway in the nineteenth century but in Naples in the sixteenth century. A beautiful book has just been published in Italy by the publisher Argo and entitled "Il chiaro e lo scuro". The volume is edited by the well-known ethnomusicologist Gianfranco Salvatore, a great expert of Afro-European musical...