An icy princess is terrified of love. A mysterious prince solves three riddles and melts her heart while breaking another's. Love triumphs, but it's complicated. Starring Amber Wagner, Stefano La Colla, Maria Agresta/Janai Brugger Turandot (1926), the final work of Giacomo Puccini's career, showcases the composer's magnificent melodic outpourings a...

Last week, the Waltham High School Italian department, the Italian Consulate of Boston and Centro Attivita Scolastiche Italiane collaborated to host Italian Day at WHS. Students enjoyed pasta-making with master chef Federico Zampieri, a visit from a Lamborghini and a performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata.” “This was a great day and one the s...

With its third production of the season at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion LA Opera remains on a roll. Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco is another eye-popping extravaganza, with director and designer Thaddeus Strassberger’s opulent sets that not only recreate and evoke ancient Jerusalem and Babylon during biblical times (as D.W. Griffith did for his 1916 mas...

A Francesco De Gregori piace creare occasioni di incontro intime, anche a New York. Se vi sembra un paradosso, dal momento che parliamo di uno dei cantanti italiani più seguiti, la chiacchierata di lunedì sera, 7 novembre, alla Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò e il concerto del “Principe” al Town Hall del giorno dopo lo hanno confermato. Infatti, i 150...

Academy of Vocal Arts opens its opera season with its first production of Verdi’s immortal classic Il trovatore in 20 years. Count di Luna is infatuated with the beautiful Leonora, who does not return his affections. Instead, she falls in love with the Count's rival, a troubadour who serenades Leonora and keeps his identity a secret.AVA opens its o...

Every four or five years almost since it was launched in Tucson in 1971, Arizona Opera has performed Puccini’s popular Italian melodrama “Tosca,” and Joseph Specter has an idea why: There’s just something about Puccini that is irresistible. “Puccini and this work are always such a powerful combination of engaging people in opera,” said the Arizona...

Join AmiciMusic for another thrilling evening of great songs, food, and drink at the historic Orchard Inn in Saluda to benefit the Saluda Historic Depot. This show, called: “Appassionata: The Romance of Italian Opera,” will take place on Sunday, Nov. 19, starting with delicious Italian hors d’oeuvres and full cash bar at 4 p.m. with music beginning...

Michéal Castaldo releases his 8th CD, “Cinecittà Canta,” on Vital Records on November 24, 2017, to celebrate some of his favorite classic songs from award-winning films. The title draws attention and celebrates Italy's "Cinema City" in Rome, where some of the most memorable movie magic happened in Italy by directors and producers such as Federico F...

Arizona Opera is proud to present the first Mainstage production of its 2017/18 Season, Giacomo Puccini's Tosca, one of the most exciting and dramatic operas of all time. Set in the turmoil of Rome in 1800, Tosca is one of opera's greatest stories, filled with heartbreak and revenge. The beautiful and fiery Italian diva, Floria Tosca, is passionate...

Nov. 18, 19, 25, 26 (Saturdays and Sundays) 3:00 pm. La Traviata - With full Orchestra. Our Lady of Perpetual Help. 5902 6th Avenue, Brooklyn. Admission: $25; $20 seniors; $5 teens; open to the public. Contact: Fran Garber-Cohen 718-259-2772. info@reginaopera.org www.reginaopera.org  Enjoy a fully staged performance of Verdi's tragedy La Traviata....