Tragedy and Passion intersect in Verdi’s hotblooded melodrama. Get set to experience the thrills and chills of this outstanding operatic melodrama at Seattle Opera's latest production of Verdi's Il Trovatore. Regarded as an absolute rollercoaster ride of heightened emotions, jealousy, lust and revenge, the production also depicts some of Verdi's mo...

The Dean Martin Festival kicked off at the Spot Bar Thursday night with the annual singing contest, a highlight of the event each year. “Tonight is the most fun,” Terri Blackburn said. The contest was again hosted by actor Lou Martini Jr. The rules stated that contestants must sing a Martin classic in order to win, and people of all ages and from a...

June 16  History on TapWho says drinking can’t be educational? Sip your next vino at the Cleveland History Center’s June 16 installment of History on Tap: Uncorked, which explores the Italian tradition of winemaking in Cleveland. “Italian wine is so closely tied to Italian-American history,” says Pamela Dorazio-Dean, the History Center’s Italian-Am...

Sat. 6/16, 4:15p: Guitarist Giampaolo Bandini, recognized as best Italian guitarrist by the magazine GuitArt in 2003, is among the best guitarists in the world. Bandoneonista Cesare Chiacchiaretta  brings the breath of tango by playing the bandoneon with abandon. These virtuouso musicians, Bandini and Chiacchiaretta, founded their tango duo in 2002...

Sarà il palco del Jazz Showcase di Chicago ad aprire il 13 Giugno il tour americano di Fabrizio Bosso e del suo quartetto che si concluderà il 20 Giugno all’Auditorium dell’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di New York. Al pubblico americano, Fabrizio Bosso presenterà il progetto “State of the Art”, doppio album live uscito ad aprile 2017 e registrato d...

The Richmond County Orchestra (RCO), under the direction of Maestro Alan Aurelia, presents: PATRIOTIC PORTRAIT, a musical feast and Italian fare Sunday, June 24 at 3 p.m. on the Staten Island Campus of St. John's University. Show includes a full orchestral patriotic favorites such as the Stars and Stripes Forever and My Shot from Hamilton and infus...

La Dante promuove la petizione "Il Belcanto e l'Opera Lirica Italiana" a Patrimonio Unesco, lanciata dall’on. Pecoraro Scanio. La candidatura verrà lanciata per la prima volta all’estero oggi, giovedì 7 giugno, alle ore 11.30, presso la Scuola Italiana a Tirana, in Albania, primo Centro della Società Dante Alighieri nel mondo. A Tirana ci sarà lo s...

Lui si chiama Jonathan Cilia Faro, ha 36 anni, è originario di Ragusa ma vive negli Stati Uniti dove di professione fa il tenore popolare. Si, perché in America essere un artista, un cantante lirico, uno che, insomma, lavora con la musica, è considerato un vero lavoro. Jonathan Cilia Faro ha lasciato l’Italia 14 anni fa. In un’intervista rilasciata...

It began with a tarantula bite in medieval Italy. As venom coursed through victims’ bloodstreams, bodies twisted and jerked. This spastic dancing came to be known as a side effect of tarantism, a psychological illness that was believed to occur after someone was bitten by a spider. The convulsive dancing inspired a music genre, tarantella, that rou...

Michael Occhipinti supposes he could be Jewish, in some distant way. People tell him he looks like it. Others say he looks Arab, Egyptian or Italian, and he smiles every time: “All of the above,” he jokes. All he knows for sure is his family hails from Sicily, Italy, a Mediterranean melting pot of cultures, religions and dialects. His surname is ve...