Concert by 'Opera Italiana is in the Air' is part of the group's mission to find new, innovative ways to expose younger, more diverse audiences to opera. Italian conductor Alvise Casellati is bringing his unique and popular 'Opera Italiana is in the Air' to Washington, D.C. for the first time, with a free concert titled Rebuild Harmony on the steps...

When: Friday, June 3 at 6pm CT - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago  Prof. Jesse Rosenberg presents Verdi's "Un ballo in maschera" ahead of the upcoming performances of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra directed by Riccardo Muti. Verdi's “Un Ballo in Maschera” has long been a mainstay of the operatic repertoire, but its creation and the circ...

The Richmond County Orchestra will celebrate its 24th anniversary season in spectacular style on Sunday, May 15, at 3 p.m. at St. John’s University’s Staten Island Campus Center Gymnasium, 300 Howard Avenue. ‘Concerto di Primavera’ will feature Italian-American music with Ervin Dede, violin soloist, Soprano Holly Flack, and Tenor Arthur Lai and gue...

The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University will present “Being Ariodante” on May 13-14, 2022. The opera, which was written by American composer Jonathan Dawe, will be conducted by Benjamin Grow and stars Bryce McClendon, Dickie Hearts, Sydney Anderson, Richard Pittsinger, Cree Carrico, Vako Gvelesiani, Gil Sweeney, and Chris Bu...

Italy comes to Hollywood when Vincerò- The Italian Opera Experience premiers for US audiences as part of Hollywood Fringe Festival. Presented in a semi-staged concert style, it will feature many of the world's most beloved and recognizable arias from Italian opera, with a storyline taking place during a fictionalized Masquerade Ball. The show's int...

In the last few years, the mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato has appeared in a series of art song recitals dressed up as significant dramatic events. Washington Performing Arts presented the latest one, an eco-conscious bit of virtue signaling she calls “Eden,” Sunday night in the Music Center at Strathmore with the early music ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro. T...

When: Sun, May 15, 2022, 1:30 PM - Where: Casa Italiana, 1051 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012 - What: An afternoon of beautiful Opera, melodious, witty and fun! Tasty supper, and audience interactives ---AND, a PRE-Opera Fun Lab for kids! Arias by Rossini, Mozart, Verdi... to touch the romantic ear... followed by the sparkling one-act opera "...

Take a front-row seat to the Metropolitan Opera’s lavish production Puccini’s Turandot as part of the popular Live in HD series. Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska stars as the cold-hearted title princess in Franco Zeffirelli’s famed staging, alongside tenor Yonghoon Lee as the bold prince determined to win her love.  Enjoy one of the great mas...

Since UNESCO came into existence in 1972, Italy holds the world record of 58 World Heritage Sites out of 1154 so far assigned, due to its unique beauty. These sites are divided into two major categories: cultural heritages, such as Villa d'Este in Tivoli, near Rome, and natural heritages, such as Mount Etna in Sicily. In addition to these two main...

This week on State of Art we’re learning about Anchorage Opera returning to the stage after a two-year hiatus. After postponing twice, their production of Puccini’s “Tosca” is happening this weekend. The opera is considered one of Puccini’s masterpieces and has all the passion, intrigue and death you’d want from a dramatic performance.  We’re joine...