Italy has wonderful representatives in the United States who tell its story, exalt its culture and language, narrate its traditions and innovations, its places and its beauties. To see them from Italy, where we are always ready to describe only our worst things, is exciting. One of the most competent people I have met in this field is also a person...

The International Symposium “Italy in Transit” organized by the Italian program at Florida Atlantic University, announces the program of its 6th edition. We return to an in-person event, even if last year’s virtual meeting was very successful. The symposium is preceded by a series of three film screenings to prepare the audience to the meetings wit...

Zoppé: An Italian Family Circus returns to Tucson for its 11th year at the Mercado District, bringing new acts to perform under the Big Top tent. Circus director Giovanni Zoppé said returning to the Big Top “feels like we’re home again, back where we are supposed to be.” When COVID first swept the nation, the circus adapted their show into a drive-...

The Zoppe Italian Family Circus returned to downtown Redwood City this fall, entertaining more than 26,000 people with matinee and evening performances of its La Vita Nova show. Over a period of eight weeks from Oct. 7 through Nov.28, the group set up its one-ring circus tent next to the Main Library, according to the City’s Parks, Recreation and C...

Fri, Dec 10, 2021 at 5:00 PM. Rawhide Western Town & Event Center, 5700 W North Loop Rd, Chandler, AZ, 85226. Zoppé Italian Family Circus, with its multi-generational cast of characters, will be creating a blend of holiday magic previously not experienced in the Valley. As if stepping into the past, the 179-year-old Zoppé truly is an ‘old-world eve...

After 177 years of performing, the Zoppé Family Circus knows it will take more than a pandemic to keep them out of the spotlight. The Italian circus annually performs in Tucson at the Mercado District, and will continue that tradition this month, albeit with new precautions. Their new “drive-in” circus, in town from Friday, Jan. 15, through the end...

The circus is coming to town. And this year the Zoppé Family Circus, which has been traveling to Arizona for 13 years, is coming to Tempe as a drive-in show for the COVID-19 era. During the "live, multimedia drive-in show," a big top will be suspended in mid-air with a large LED screen showing the action on stage. Performances will include a human...

Dear friends, while I'm writing this editorial the coronavirus situation in Italy is dramatically worsening, and probably in a few days we will be in a full lockdown again. We are scared and angry, because we knew that a second wave would come and the Italian institutions were unprepared. The weeks to come will be difficult and hard, and we all hop...

Often in the past, and this year is no exception, indeed, some of those who comment on the campaign for the American elections have described it as "a circus", using this term as derogatory. In reality, a circus is a difficult and exciting undertaking, a wonderful adventure and a school of life, an inspiring show full of talent and love, family and...

The circus is coming to town! And even without the traditional big top, this group of aerialists, acrobats, jugglers, equestrians and clowns will be pulling out all the stops to make sure audiences are entertained . . . even from their cars. “This is an experiment for us,” says Giovanni Zoppé, director of Zoppé Family Circus, which has partnered wi...