Opera star Renée Fleming drew concern last year after a New York Times profile suggested the acclaimed soprano would be retiring. Luckily for fans, it turned out to be a false alarm. But if Fleming does ever start to ponder retirement, she might consider a move to Milan — where she'd likely be welcomed with open arms at Casa Verdi, a retirement hom...

A Cremona - conosciuta in tutto il mondo per la scuola di liuteria, patrimonio Unesco - all’Auditorium Giovanni Arvedi, sono iniziate il 7 gennaio 2019 le registrazioni per alimentare il database di note della Banca del suono. Un software ideato in Germania è in grado di riprodurre fedelmente la “voce”: - della viola «Stauffer» Girolamo Amati 1615-...

On Thursday, January 31, 2019, join fellow ICC members for a group outing to see The Italian Straw Hat at MN Opera. ICC members receive a 20% discount on tickets throughout the opera season. Start at 6:30 pm with a fun and informative half-hour session that includes an overview of the opera, historical and cultural context, and highlights to watch...

The Jacobs School of Music Opera and Ballet Theater will begin its spring season this February, with all performances taking place at the Musical Arts Center. “Giulio Cesare” This Italian opera, set in 48 B.C., tells the story of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar. Caesar is attempting to add Egypt to the Roman Empire. This becomes complicated when Ptolem...

Just two fiddles in a case. That’s how an old friend described the rare Cremonese violins he had just seen on their way from one recital to another. Together, they are worth in the low 8 figures, so I can’t help wondering what their maker, Guarneri del Gesù, a solitary, ailing man who produced relatively few instruments, would have made of the mark...

Thursday, January 31, 2019. From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm. Free Entrance. Gonda Theatre - Davis Performing Arts Center - Georgetown University - 3700 O Street NW - Washington, DC 20057. RSVP Here. The Georgetown University Italian Research Institute of Georgetown College, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute, the Geo...

Richard Orlando Biondi was born in Endicott, New York, in 1932 to Rose and Michael Biondi, a homemaker and a fireman. Growing up in the Italian neighborhood known as The Nob, Dick described himself as a kid who was always yakking. A devout Catholic, he intended to enter the priesthood. But things changed when 8-year-old Dick discovered a local radi...

Wednesday January 30, 7:30 pm. Carnegie Hall | Zankel Hall. New York City Opera. 881 Seventh Avenue, Manhattan, NY. Admission: Tickets from $25. Contact: CarnegieCharge: 212-247-7800. For her first New York concert in nearly a decade, Aprile Millo will perform in a one-night-only recital on January 30th at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall. The legendary...

Sunday January 27 2019, from 15:30 to 20:30 EST. Russo's on the Bay, 162-45 Cross Bay Boulevard, Queens 11414. Tickets here. Join us as we continue the legacy of music and culture left behind by Radio Show Producer Silvana Romania. Our singing competition brings to light talented individuals who come to us with the hopes of winning a round-trip air...

Italian singer Andrea Bocelli is a superstar. The Grammy- and Emmy-nominated tenor is one of the highest-selling vocalists in music. In 1999, Bocelli scored a Guinness World Record for simultaneously holding the No. 1, 2 and 3 spots on Billboard's Classical Top 10 chart. Since then, Bocelli has collaborated with everyone from Celine Dion to Ariana...