Wed, 07/15/2020 - 5:00pm. How to Bring Back to Life the Largest Opera Theater in the World. Stefano Albertini (NYU) in conversation with Cecilia Gasdìa (General Manager and Artistic Director, Arena di Verona). The episode will be broadcast live on Casa's Facebook Page and website. In ITALIAN with ENGLISH subtitles. Casa Italiana Director Stefano Al...

We the Italians hate racism and condemns with all possible severity the murder of George Floyd by four policemen who abused their authority and disgraced the uniform they wear. That said, and reiterated with all possible strength and conviction, we stand with those wearing a uniform, which in the vast majority defend the weakest and protect the inn...

Twentieth-century American businessman, author and philanthropist W. Clement Stone coined the phrase “You are a product of your environment, therefore choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective.” He also encouraged the masses to “Analyze your life in terms of its environment by evaluating the things around you and deter...

There is perhaps no single sound more immediately evocative of the American West than the lone ocarina wail from The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, affectionately transcribed as "ah-ee-ah-ee-ah." But remarkably, its creator, the Italian composer Ennio Morricone — who died Monday in Rome, following a femur fracture at the age of 91 — didn't visit the...

Big names from Hollywood, music and politics lined up on Monday to praise the talent and the legacy of Italian maestro Ennio Morricone, after the iconic composer died aged 91, with Antonio Banderas saluting “a big master of cinema.”

The Oscar-winning composer passed away at a clinic in Rome at dawn on 6 July, a few days after suffering a bad fall. Morricone wrote the soundtracks for over 400 films and television series, starting with the spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone.  In 2016 he won an Oscar for best original score for his soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's movie The Hate...

Friday, July 10, 2020. 5.30 pm - 7.00 pm. 105 minutes lecture, 15 minutes Q & A. The webinar will take place online through Google Meet. The webinar is $10 for all Filitalia members and non members. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online. REGISTER NOW Music is a common element uniting culture. It represents and produces spaces at th...

On April 6th, 1520, Raffaello Sanzio, one of the geniuses of the Renaissance, died in Rome. On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of his death, while we wait for the houses of culture to reopen and to be able to see works of art live again, the network of Italian Cultural Institutes (IIC) in the US and Canada will celebrate the Master through on...

Italy bid farewell to its coronavirus dead on Sunday with a haunting Requiem concert performed at the entrance to the cemetery of Bergamo, the hardest-hit province in the onetime epicenter of the outbreak in Europe. President Sergio Mattarella was the guest of honor, and said his presence made clear that all of Italy was bowing down to honor Berg...

Rome's 2020 summer opera season presented by the city's opera house will take place at the Circus Maximus, from 16 July to 13 August, the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma has confirmed. The Circus Maximus will host a total of 21 shows under the stars, beginning with Verdi's Rigoletto conducted by Daniele Gatti, on 16 July.   Construction work on the stage...