WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6 | 12:00 P.M. EST. Italian Opera Series: Learn About... La Traviata, with special guest, Richard Bernstein of the Metropolitan Opera. Italian Opera Series Classes: January 6: La Traviata by Verdi. January 13: La Bohème by Puccini. REGISTER The opera La Traviata is part of Giuseppe Verdi's Popular Trilogy along with Rigoletto and...

Un ponte di musica – Itinerari dell’Opera italiana in America (a cura di Claudio Orazi) –  Zecchini Editore 2020, pp. 262 €20; in italiano con testo a fronte inglese) è un bel libro che potrebbe essere, se si è ancora in tempo, una strenna per l’Epifania tanto è elegante e ben illustrato ma che può essere in qualsiasi momento un libro di grande int...

Dieci telecamere. Cinquanta microfoni. Ventitré tra le più grandi voci del nostro tempo. Étoile e primi ballerini del corpo di ballo. E naturalmente l'Orchestra e il Coro, con il loro Direttore musicale, Riccardo Chailly.  È la prima del Teatro alla Scala, in una serata intitolata "A riveder le stelle", con la regia di Davide Livermore, che nonosta...

The long-running Italian celebration event known as Festa Italiana is now happening at Oaks Amusement Park in Sellwood instead of Pioneer Square.  COVID-19 restrictions have forced organizers to take the event out of the Italian-feeling parquet square we call Portland’s Living Room, and stage it in an area with a little more elbow room. The traditi...

On October 7, 2020, the Italian American Chamber of Commerce (IACCM) held its annual Festa Della Lira. The Festa Della Lira has been one of the IACCM’s main fundraising events going back to the 1990’s. The Festa Della Lira is a $10,000 reverse raffle fundraiser, the proceeds of which are used to supplement IACCM operations and various donations.  ...

Seattle Opera’s opening-night stream from McCaw Hall of its new production; available for streaming until Dec. 4 to holders of season subscriptions (starting at $162 for a spring season that may be modified, and which include access to the fall virtual programs). Info: seattleopera.org While the world pins its hope on a coronavirus vaccine, anoth...

A maestro, his orchestra, and a theatre are all that is needed to rediscover the joy of making music together and share it with everyone, everywhere - with the help of an ANSA project. Riccardo Muti is leading the Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra at Ravenna's Alighieri Theatre for two concerts which will be streamed for free on November 22 and 29, a...

For the last three years I have been immersed in opera for my forthcoming book, Two Against Hitler:  The Daring Mission to Save Europe’s Opera Stars from the Nazis. And among the most interesting characters I have come across is the legendary Italian-American basso Ezio Pinza. Born in Rome in 1892, he rose from poverty to become one of the world’s...

Marco Nistico, who has become a familiar performer with Sarasota Opera since his local debut in 2008, is joining the company as the new artistic administrator. Nistico,an Italian-born baritone who appeared in more than a dozen principal roles in Sarasota, had already begun a transition from singing to staging and administrative work. He directed Do...

“The audience will surely understand that in this exceptional time we have to bring exceptional solutions in order to offer live music without jeopardizing the health of our musicians and of the audience members,” says the conductor and Grammy Award winner. “This said, we have put a tremendous effort to make those alternative programs exciting and...