Wednesday, July 31st @ Sunset. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere. 79 Howard Avenue | Staten Island, NY 10301. An Evening of Comic Opera with excerpts from Donizetti's "Elisir d'Amore," "Don Pasquale" and "Figlia del Reggimento." Plus, the complete "Gianni Schicchi" by Puccini. Introductory remarks by Lou Barrella Opera Buffa or Comi...

On the eve of every performance, Riccardo Massi goes silent, not uttering a single word all day. It's part of the Italian tenor's strict regimen to preserve his instrument -- his vocal cords. "I experimented a lot, and I saw this is the best thing to do," said Massi, the male lead in Puccini's beloved "Tosca" through Saturday at the Kennedy Center...

To most opera lovers, it’s as familiar as their own hands: the opera about an opera singer, Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca.” To newcomers, it can seem the epitome of the heightened emotions and tragedy that are stereotypical of opera. And to musicians like those in Washington National Opera’s upcoming run of the opera, from May 11 to 25, “Tosca” represen...

Opera180 of Kansas City concludes its 1st season with the classic La Boh'me, with music by Giacomo Pucciniand libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica. Performances are May 30, 31, and June 1 at The Drawing Room by Weinberger Fine Art at 1903 Wyandotte in downtown Kansas City. The production will be sung in Italian. Opera180 produces its first...

The Embassy of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Washington National Opera are pleased to present a special preview of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca debuting on May 11th at the J. F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Director Ethan McSweeny and Conductor Speranza Scappucci will take you inside the composer's mind and into the history an...

In its most ambitious production to date, the daring and cheeky Pacific Opera Project (POP) offered the first-ever true-to-story bilingual Madama Butterfly to three audiences here (April 6, 13, 14—seen April 13), with four more performances set for Houston later this month and in early May.  With a new libretto written by POP Artistic Director Josh...

Immerse yourself in the sounds of Italy as the Southwest Symphony performs works by some of the greatest Italian composers of all time on April 26 with special guest soprano Lisa Hopkins Seegmiller, a Tony Award winner and Grammy nominee. Featuring Rossini’s “William Tell Overture,” Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino,” a beautiful duet with the symphony...

The MSU Opera Theatre presents two comedic one-act operas to round out its 2018-2019 season. Gioacchino Rossini’s La Scala di Seta and Giacomo Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi will present hilarious stories of thwarted lovers and dysfunctional family affairs. La Scala di Seta tells the story of a young couple, married in secret, who see each other every n...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450 - Chicago, Illinois 60611. To hear La bohème for the first or for the hundredth time, one is struck by its dramatic cohesion and the wonderful unity of its construction. The listener is almost tempted to imagine the compose...

Sunday, December 16 | 4:00PM. Kresge Auditorium - W16, 48 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139. Tickets in advance or at the door: $25, General admission; $15 students and seniors, or pay-as-you-are-able www.cambridgechorus.org Join the Chorus for an afternoon of uplifting music with an Italian flavor as Music Director Pamela Mindell leads us in...