"Turandot" is one of Utah Opera's most highly anticipated productions in recent memory. The opening performance Saturday lived up to the show's buzz — and then some. Possibly the only way to improve this production would be to shorten the intermissions, because after the thrilling conclusions of the first two acts, 20 minutes seems too long to wait...

My first reaction to hearing Ettore Messina's name connected with the Jazz coaching vacancy was: they want a Euro coach? Then I remembered I'd made this mistake before.   Twenty-four years ago, during a summer league game, I checked a New Jersey Nets roster to learn about Drazen Petrovic. The Croatian guy was a good player, but I figure...

Born in Italy, trained in Sardinia, London, Paris, Nairobi and New York, restaurateur Valter Nassi came to Salt Lake City 16 years ago to open an upscale Tuscan eatery that through no fault of his own barely lasted a year.   After that, he did something absolutely and totally unexpected ... ... he stayed. The world was his oyster on the ha...

You are invited to a special reception honoring Roberto Dal Bosco, artist of the Italian video installation of The Supper of Saint Gregory The Great, currently on exhibit at The Leonardo.    Date: Sunday, January 26, 2014 Time: 6:00 – 8:00Pm Special Guests Of Honor Include: Roberto Dal Bosco, Artist  Mauro Battocchi, Consul...

Even before you arrive at the Ferragosto Italian Street Festival you begin to see its positive impact on people and community. Colorful green, white and red flags flap lazily from light poles while sharing a soft summer wind with soothing swirling soprano notes letting everyone know it's that time of year again.   "The Ferragosto has been a...

by Paul Rolly   Beneath the protective shade of a large poplar tree in the southeast corner of the historic Fort Douglas Cemetery lies the grave of Nicola Daugenti, the first Italian World War II prisoner of war to die in Utah. His family was informed of the 21-year-old sailor's death in 1943, but relatives had no idea of his whereabout...