In the great tradition of the last 30+ years, Opera and Broadway favorites will once again come to the North Fork of Long Island through Opera & Broadway of the Hampton’s annual concert “Cristina Fontanelli and Her Fabulous Friends” taking place on Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. at Duck Walk Vineyard North, 44535 Main Rd., Southold, NY 11971...

When I first thought of writing about Illuminata, my uncle had been a handful of ashes for more than a year. Cancer meandered north from his prostate and made lesions on his liver, then penetrated his beautiful brain. I imagined sending him this essay—I wanted to write it because I knew he would enjoy it. After all, we loved opera and we loved one...

Art Park presents Puccini’s Greatest: A Gala Opera Concert on Sunday, July 14 at 2pm at the Artpark Mainstage Theater, 450 South 4th Street, Lewiston, NY. Tickets start at $39 and can be purchased online at https://www.artpark.net/event/100079/puccinis-greatest-a-gala-opera-concert, by phone at 716.754.4375, or in person at 450 South 4th Street, Le...

“Suor Angelica” produced by Out of The Box Opera and the Basilica of Saint Mary, 2 p.m. Saturday. The Basilica of Saint Mary, 88 N 17th St., Minneapolis, MN. Tickets: $101. With “Suor Angelica,” Out of the Box Opera guides its audience through three different spaces within the Basilica of Saint Mary. It’s a credit to artistic director David Lefkowi...

Florida Grand Opera has announced the confirmation of Maria Todaro as General Director. Todaro, who has been serving as the Interim General Director since October 2023, was unanimously nominated by the FGO Board of Directors with a three year contract in recognition of her outstanding performance and visionary leadership. Florida Grand Opera, the o...

The Marilyn Horne Museum at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will host a bit of Italy in Bradford during a multimedia lecture by opera author and speaker August Ventura. The presentation will be entitled, “There’s Something About Verdi.” It will be held at 1 p.m. June 15 in Bromeley Family Theater in Blaisdell Hall. The presentation will of...

The Italian Cultural Institute and Opera Festival of Chicago present an inspiring conversation about Giacomo Puccini, on the occasion of the 100th year anniversary of his passing. Specially, we will hear from world renowned tenor Jonathan Tetelman, who just finished singing the role of Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at the Met, and Oliver Camacho, h...

The American Italian Cultural Center is set to present “Opera in the Piazza 2024,” a captivating evening of live opera performances under the stars, on Friday, June 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Piazza d’Italia, located at 377 Poydras Street, New Orleans. This event promises a magical experience as talented opera singers take the stage to perform a varie...

It’s going to be a Verdi extravaganza at the Italian Institute of Culture in New York. The FESTIVAL VERDI DAY on Wednesday, May 29, will kick off at 5pm with a lecture-recital by renowned scholar Francesco Izzo, Director of the Accademia Verdiana. At 6 pm, the Festival Verdi and Verdi Off 2024 presentation will start, followed by a 7:30 pm Cocktail...

New York City Opera kicks off Celebrating 100 Years of Giacomo Puccini, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the passing of Giacomo Puccini, one of the greatest opera composers in history, and kicks off with Puccini Celebration as part of the Bryant Park Picnic Performances presented by Bank of America on May 31 & June 1, 2024 at 7pm at Bryant Park...