The Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra have been champing at the bit to return to live performances, and the wait is finally over. Both musical institutions will launch their 2021-22 seasons in September. Enrique Mazzola will begin his inaugural season as music director at Lyric, having served in an interim capacity for the l...

"When the silence in the streets may seem deafening, music continues to dictate trends and shape the cultural, social and political fabric of the cities it inhabits and of the people gravitating in this ever-changing world.” This condition of continuous change provides the basis for the Music & The Cities podcast, putting music at the heart of each...

Sixteen years old, a passion for music, a bad school record. Professors who tell you you're not going anywhere, a failure in high school, the first evenings in some small clubs in the Italian capital and performances in the streets of the center of Rome. This is how begins the story of Damiano, the frontman of Maneskin (it means “moonlight” in Dani...

"When I was a little girl, I suffered greatly from my parents' separation and did everything I could to fill that silence with noise. I would play things around me. And what may seem like a sob story became the revelation of my life." Chiara Luzzana is one of Italy's first sound designers. She invented a profession to respond to that inner void. "N...

In the list of the great Italian excellences who have found their fortune in America, one of the highest level names is that of Arturo Toscanini. A century has passed since an extraordinary event, an exceptional tour that saw him as a protagonist in America together with what would later become the orchestra of La Scala in Milan.  Today there is a...

The 2021 Venice International Film Festival will pay tribute to the late, great Ennio Morricone with a screening of Ennio, Giuseppe Tornatore’s new documentary on the life and music of Italy’s greatest film composer. Ennio will get a special, out-of-competition gala screening at the 78th Venice International Film Festival. The documentary takes the...

Coming late this summer, the Little Italy Social Club, a membership program that will provide guests with a wide range of activities and events, will launch in the intimate setting of Amici House in the Little Italy dog park. Proceeds from our program help to support arts, culture, and heritage in our commu-nity. Following are some highlights of ou...

Tony Bennett has taken his final bow. The 95-year-old singer performed his last-ever show at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Thursday, accompanied by his longtime collaborator, Lady Gaga. An eyewitness told ET that the show, titled One Last Time: An Evening With Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, was "so special." "Lady Gaga was so sweet about h...

Nel 1921 moriva a Napoli Enrico Caruso, uno dei cantanti più famosi della storia. Quello stesso anno nascevano due dei tenori di riferimento del secolo scorso: Giuseppe Di Stefano e Franco Corelli, che al Teatro alla Scala sono stati protagonisti di spettacoli leggendari. Per celebrare i tre grandi tenori, che hanno rappresentato la cultura italian...

When sitting down with a singer of the caliber of Michéal Castaldo, one would expect the conversation to center around the long list of accomplishments he’s racked up during his celebrated career.  But, in the tradition of Italy’s countless “Renaissance Men,” this proud Calabrian proves himself to be much more than just a stellar voice! In fact, hi...