The Dorchester Avenue eatery Caffe Zia Gianna will host “A Taste of Opera,” an event featuring a four-course meal and tenor David Bozon of the New England Conservatory of Music, this Sunday (Oct. 7) at 6 p.m.. Bozon will sing excerpts from Gioachino Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville.” The dinner show is being co-sponsored by Caffe Gianna, Opera Talk...

In conjunction with the Rossini Opera Festival ROF (August 11-23), a yearly international music festival held in August in Pesaro, the birthplace of Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868), and on the occasion of 150th anniversary of the composer's death, the IIC will host three outdoor screenings of operas from the stages of the ROF. La scala di seta (The S...

In conjuction with the Rossini Opera Festival (ROF), a yearly international music festival held in August in Pesaro, the birthplace of Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868), and on the occasion of 150th anniversary of the composer's death, the IIC will host an outdoor screening of La scala di Seta.  This sparkling 1812 farsa comica in one act weaves a burl...

Boston Midsummer Opera returns for its 12th summer with one of the comic wonders of the operatic repertoire: the 17th and most beloved of Gioachino Rossini’s 40 operas, “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” (“The Barber of Seville”) — the story of how the clever barber Figaro helps the delectable Rosina slip out of the clutches of her elderly guardian into the...

The Rossini Opera Festival has chosen to present “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” in a production by Pier Luigi Pizzi as its third major offering this August. Considering that this opera has appeared all over the world in the first half of this year (as reported by Rossini150 social media), it may at first seem a strange choice. Can there be such a thing...

Dopo Shakespeare in the Park e le tante iniziative culturali newyorkesi della bella stagione – rigorosamente all’aria aperta -, il 2 luglio anche l’Opera italiana sbarca nell’estate della Grande Mela. La bella cornice di Central Park (Naumburg Bandshell) ospiterà, infatti, i più grandi nomi della lirica made in Italy, con l’obiettivo di incoraggiar...

Chicago Symphony Orchestra audiences are accustomed to Riccardo Muti’s signing off for the season on a grandly upbeat note, such as he did last year when he closed the subscription series with a festive potpourri of Italian operatic favorites. For this year’s season finale, however, the music director is doing things differently. The scale remains...

The 17th annual Rossini Festival International Street Fair will take over downtown Knoxville on April 14 as the Knoxville Opera celebrates its 40th season with this signature event. “This thing has taken on a life of its own,” says Michael Torano, Knoxville Opera marketing director. “It is nothing, really, compared to what the original organizers o...

Met Opera ENCORE: “Rossini’s Semiramide,” a high definition re-broadcast from New York’s Metropolitan Opera, will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance — its first in nearly 25 years — with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel...

March 15 (Thursday) 7:00 pm - Hitchcock Presbyterian Church - 6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale, NY. Admission: $30. info@cristianapegoraro.com - www.cristianapegoraro.com. Cristiana Pegoraro Piano Recital: Classical Music, Revealed: The Genial Genius of Gioachino Rossini To celebrate the great Italian composer on the 150th anniversary of his death, f...