The Western Connecticut State University Opera will present a contemporary adaptation of Gaetano Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” (“The Elixir of Love”) in three performances from March 5 through 7 at the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury.  Performances wi...

The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis / St. Paul is pleased to welcome renowned Florentine pianist, organist, and harpsichordist Giacomo Benedetti to the beautiful St. Olaf Catholic Church in downtown Minneapolis. This concert aims to highlight the organ as a musical instrument through a repertoire that runs from Germany, France, and Italy at...

A Bronx Tale is known to many as a film starring Robert De Niro (Joker) and Chazz Palminteri (The Usual Suspects) about an Italian-American boy who is torn between two worlds in the Bronx. Before it was a film, it was a one-man play by Palminteri that premiered in the ’80s, which is based on his life story. It then evolved into a musical stage play...

Tuesday March 10th • 7:00 pm. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Register Today!! Presented by: Lou Barrella. DONATION: $15 Member • $20 Non-Member. Although St. Joseph’s Day is celebrated as a sacred and secular holiday (“Father’s Day”) throughout Italy, it has special significance in Sic...

Charlie Romo, the award winning contemporary crooner who was recently named “Best Musician on Staten Island” by the Staten Island Advance/SiLive.com, will perform live in concert Thursday, March 5 at Lorenzo’s Cabaret at the Hilton Garden Inn — during a gala event to benefit the Seamen’s Society for Children and Families. Romo said he’s thankful fo...

You don’t need to be a music expert to know the name “Stradivari”  (or Stradivarius, its latinized version). Along with his lesser known, but just as talented, Cremonese luthiers colleagues, Amati and Guarneri, he wrote a considerable piece of the history of music. Born around 1644, his family was old Cremona through and through, with deeds signed...

Let’s be real for a second: Eros Ramazzotti's voice is rather nasally, to say the least. And, yeah, he does sound a bit like an alien whenever he sings in Spanish. Tonal handwringing aside, Ramazzotti, with his hefty load of bilingual crossover hits, has been a force of nature on Latin pop radio throughout his 30-year career. An international star...

Video: https://www.raiplay.it/video/2020/02/litalia-con-voi-del-18022020-86525935-5dc0-4dd4-a67e-3393aafcecaf.html February 18 2020 Roma, Italy

Nedda Casei, who in the 1960s and ’70s could be reliably heard as Suzuki, Maddalena, Lola and other bread-and-butter mezzo-soprano characters at the Metropolitan Opera before transforming herself into a pathbreaking labor leader, died on Jan. 20 in hospice care in Manhattan. She was 87. A niece, Janice Arponen, said the cause was a stroke. Ms. Case...

The city of Vercelli has over 2500 years of history and was probably founded about a century after the city of Rome. Numerous accounts have survived from the past, one by Pliny the Elder, who said of it: “Vercellae Libicorum ex Salyis ortae”. The accordion, however, only entered Vercelli’s history at the beginning of the twentieth century, with Sim...