When: Saturday February 3rd 2024 at 6.00pm Reception with wine and appetizers and at 7.00pm Concert Performance - Where: Chapel of St Ignatius on the campus of Seattle University If you are in Seattle -mark your calendars to join us for our next concert. It will be an evening of Italian songs and arias about the many incarnations of love. Soprano S...

Rudolph Phillip Lamone was born on December 20, 1931, in Wellsburg (population 6,398 in the 1930 Census), a town on the east bank of the Ohio River in the panhandle of West Virginia.  His parents, Domenico Lamone and Maria Branchi Lamone, had emigrated from the Abruzzi region of Italy. Like many Italian-American boys growing up in hardscrabble area...

Italian vocalist Andrea Bocelli will perform at CFG Bank Arena on Feb. 20, after having to postpone his show due to health concerns earlier this month, the venue said Tuesday. Originally, the renowned tenor was supposed to perform in Baltimore on Dec. 10. The new February show will be part of Bocelli’s Valentines tour. “Bocelli is incredibly humble...

Jazzman, songwriter, entertainer, pop culture icon, symbol of Italian American pride. Louis Prima was one of the most popular artists of his generation, whose music influenced artists ranging from Elvis Presley and Stevie Wonder to David Lee Roth, Kanye West, Los Lobos, and Michael Bublè, yet he is also among the most forgottenstars of American pop...

The Rhode Island Philharmonic has named Robert Spano its Principal Conductor. The announcement will be effective immediately. Spano made his RIPO debut this past September and worked with students at the RI Philharmonic Music School. He is known worldwide for the intensity of his artistry and distinctive communicative abilities, creating a sense of...

On the occasion of the new production of Cinderella (La Cenerentola) by Gioachino Rossini, on stage at the Lyric Opera of Chicago from January 21st through February 10th, the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago presents a discussion to introduce Rossini’s opera, led by prof. Jesse Rosenberg and some cast members. Rossini’s enchanting fairytale he...

The Metropolitan Opera House announces that Puccini’s Madama Butterfly will return to the Met stage for 16 performances, starting January 11. Grammy Award–winning conductor and music director of the New Jersey Symphony Xian Zhang makes her Met debut, leading a cast starring soprano Aleksandra Kurzak as Cio-Cio-San and tenor Matthew Polenzani as Pin...

Sold-out debut for 'Paradice music,' the high-altitude festival with 35 live performances in three months in a theater-igloo on the Presena Glacier within the Pontedilegno-Tonale ski area. On Thursday, Jan. 4, 400 people attended the concert by the Paradice Orchestra, an ensemble born from the meeting of Armando's Locos, pianist Massimo Faes and Ph...

Have you been to Marengo, Iowa lately? A town of 2,500 situated just north of Highway 80, featuring a National Register of Historic Places listed courthouse, a Carnegie library, and a venerable cemetery with a Civil War memorial, it is intricately connected to French history, just like Iowa City, which developed out of a settlement named Napoleon....

Born in Austria to Neapolitan parents, Patrizio Buanne believes that Naples is more than just his ancestral home, it’s part of his cultural identity. “Think Tom Jones, Italian-style.” That’s how The Boston Globe described the voice and music of multilingual Neapolitan pop crooner Patrizio Buanne, who has sold more than 10 million records around the...