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...

IT WAS the greatest moment of Andrea Bocelli's career. Sixty thousand fans braved the rain and chill to watch the Italian superstar tenor perform for three hours live in New York's Central Park. He sang arias, Italian popular songs and standards, backed by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, with guests Tony Bennett and Celine Dion. “I remember in...

The Chicagoland Italian American Professionals will host a series of concerts by world-renowned accordionist Cory Pesaturo in October. Known by his stage name, C Pez, Pesaturo is the only accordionist to graduate from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and the only person to win the world championship “triple crown” in acoustic, digita...

A cup of hot cocoa in front of a crackling fire in the fall. Peacefully floating on a raft on a small river in Tennessee. Sundown over the mountains of Colorado. As soothing, comforting and embracing as those things are, the voice of radio legend Dick Biondi is just as special to me. Which is ironic, because he is referred to as one of the original...

If you’re looking for a really original way to get to know Rome, if you want to discover the secret of the dreamy atmosphere that makes it so truly unique and inimitable, try a trip on Tramjazz.The Stanga 1947 model isn’t just any old tram; it’s a legendary vehicle, the first “bendy-tram” in the capital, the jewel of the historical collection of AT...

Frank Sinatra was born Francis Albert Sinatra on December 12, 1915, in an apartment at 415 Monroe Street in Hoboken, NJ. He was the only child of Italian immigrants Antonino Martino and Natalina (neé Gavarante) Sinatra. He was named after the Roman Catholic church where his parents attended mass. Due to some injuries at birth, his baptism at St. Fr...

This is it opera fans. The last three performances by the Madison Lyric Stage of of Puccini's Suor Angelica are slated for Sept. 17, 18 and 19. As the final production of its 2021 mainstage season, Madison Lyric Stage, a professional theater company serving the Connecticut shoreline and the Connecticut River valley, is presenting Puccini's beloved...