Legendary Italian bass Ferruccio Furlanetto will make his Washington National Opera debut as Don Alfonso in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Così fan tutte. Furlanetto has sung at every major opera house and festival in the world, and has been praised by critics for his vast range, thundering vocal power, and renowned acting. Furlanetto joins WNO's all-st...

We are pleased to announce that our annual Fundraising Event to celebrate Italian Culture and the Recipients of our Scholarship Awards will take place also this year. Instead of the Gala at the Italian Embassy, we will host an exclusive dinner outdoors, for a limited number of guests, due to the circumstances. We will enjoy a fine Italian dinner in...

Requirements: Must have a work permit; Native Italian; University degree, preferably in Education; Passion for teaching children; Previous experience in teaching children; Creative, flexible, motivated and with a positive personality. Il/la candidato/a ideale dovrà coordinare insegnanti, sillabi, materiale, libri, e formazione delle classi, con il...

On the occasion of the "21st Week of the Italian Language in the World” the Embassy of Italy is pleased to announce a Contest for students of the Italian language in the United States. Each year, the Week has a different underlying theme for a vast cultural program to advance the promotion of the Italian language. This year in coincidence with the...

The Scalabrinian Provincial Superior, Fr. Angelo Plodari, has presented Fr. Sergio Dall’Agnese to his Eminence the Archbishop of Washington, as the new Pastor of Holy Rosary Parish as of September 1, 2021. Fr. Sergio Dall’Agnese is not new to the Washington DC Metropolitan area having served in Riverdale Park, MD from 2005 to 2014. He was born in G...

After years of bankruptcy, the Italian government is finally replacing Alitalia with a new national airline, Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA). It remains to be seen how different the new airline will be from Alitalia, given that ITA intends to purchase some of Alitalia’s assets, potentially including the branding and planes. As of now the plan is for I...

As part of the 2021 DC Jazz Festival, we are pleased to announce the performance of Italian saxophonist Marco Pignataro and his outstanding “Jazzet” featuring John Patitucci on bass, Alan Pasqua on piano, Cory Pesaturo on accordion, as well as emerging young talent Tyson Jackson on drums. Their evocative and powerful music is a blend of modern jazz...

Chef and restaurateur Nicholas Stefanelli will open a third outpost of his Italian cafe Officina on Monday, August 30, this time in downtown Washington. The original, three-level restaurant, amari bar and market opened in 2018 at the Wharf, and since then has expanded to Georgetown. This new downtown Officina Cafe is located on first floor of The H...

In the list of the great Italian excellences who have found their fortune in America, one of the highest level names is that of Arturo Toscanini. A century has passed since an extraordinary event, an exceptional tour that saw him as a protagonist in America together with what would later become the orchestra of La Scala in Milan.  Today there is a...

The Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC, the oldest Italian organization in our nation’s capital, will honor Dr. John P. Rosa with the Public Service Humanitarian Award at the Club’s annual Past Presidents Night Gala on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at the Hilton in McLean, Virginia. “For decades Dr. Rosa has been a leader in chiropractic and integrat...