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It was 1921, 100 years ago. Enrico Caruso, one of the most famous singers in history, died in Naples. That same year Giuseppe Di Stefano and Franco Corelli, two of the great tenors of the last century, and the stars of legendary performances at Teatro alla Scala (Milan), were born. To celebrate these great tenors who have been representing Italian...

Over the last forty-eight hours, a long trail of Måneskin has crossed the entire United States, but not only. It's not only the concert in Los Angeles, but also an extremely important recognition: the cover of "Beggin'" by the Roman group is certified platinum in the States. This means that one million copies have been sold in the US: an extraordin...

Just in time for the holidays, LA Opera presents Gioachino Rossini's fairytale romance Cinderella (La Cenerentola) from November 20 through December 12 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. This delightfully entertaining spin on the ultimate rags-to-riches tale finds our spunky heroine (no damsel in distress here) seizing the opportunity to nab the mos...

The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco is pleased to welcome the community to this special screening free of charge. Come and join the Italian Cultural Institute in celebrating the spirit of hope and wonder Dante so beautifully captures in the final verse of the Inferno: "E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle. - And thence we came forth to...

On tour on the West Coast, Quartetto di Cremona - Cristiano Gualco violin, Paolo Andreoli violin, Simone Gramaglia viola and Giovanni Scaglione cello -  will perform in two concerts presented in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles. November 6 at 4 pm PT in Santa Monica, California. The Maestro Foundation, Mendelsohn Hall. ...

Måneskin's international rise doesn't stop. After the announcement of the nominations in the Best Rock and Best Group categories at the MTV European Music Awards 2021, here is the news that fans were hoping for. The band will be performing live in the United States. Two dates have been announced: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at the Bowery Ballroom i...

On Easter Sunday in 2020, in the early days of COVID-19 lockdowns, renowned opera singer Andrea Bocelli provided the world with a moment of hope and unity when he sang solo at the Duomo in Milan. His performance included renditions of “Ave Maria” and “Amazing Grace” — and it broke YouTube records. More than a year later, Sacramentans are singing “H...

On Tuesday, October 26th, 2021, the 22nd annual Newport Beach Film Festival will present its Italian Spotlight, an evening celebration of Italian cinema and culture. The event will screen the US Premiere of the Italian feature film When Mom is Away…With the Family (‘10 GIORNI CON BABBO NATALE’), followed by a festive post-screening celebration. Sin...

Oscar-winning Italian actress Sophia Loren will be honoured by the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, the long-awaited Los Angeles venue set to open this week. Loren is to receive the inaugural 'Visionary Award' from the Academy's new museum, alongside Ethiopian filmmaker Haile Gerima who will be presented with the 'Vantage Award.' The Visionary Aw...

Redwood City recently announced that the Zoppé Italian Family Circus is coming back to the City’s downtown area from Oct. 8 through Nov. 21. The circus will be open for both matinee and evening shows in its “authentic one-ring circus tent,” the announcement stated. The Zoppé Family Circus was founded 197 years ago in 1842 in Venice, Italy by Napole...

From September 25th to November 13rd, the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco is please to offer eight episodes of IL CONTAFAVOLE (Teller of Tales), a fun new series from the beloved Italian childrens’ theater company, Teatro Verde, created exclusively for IIC SF for KIDS as a co-production of The Italian Cultural Institutes of San Francisc...

With things finally opening up in our communities, we are happy to see people out and about (taking prop-er precautions, of course). At Amici House, we are excited to reopen and bring back our diverse programs. This month provides a variety of events and initiatives for you to engage with your community and give back to our causes that benefit the...