Knoxville will kick off the 14th annual Rossini Festival Italian Street Fair on April 25. The event, packed with singing, dancing, eating and shopping, draws in thousands people annually to the Gay Street area of downtown Knoxville. There will be more than 100 vendors on hand across about 16 city blocks.   This day long event start...

Per la prima volta il Teatro Regio di Torino approda negli Stati Uniti e in Canada e porta in tour il Guglielmo Tell di Giacchino Rossini, con tappe a Chicago (3 dicembre), Toronto (5 dicembre), New York (7 dicembre) e Ann Arbor (9 dicembre).   A guidare la compagnia, composta da artisti di fama internazionale, ci sarà Gianandrea Noseda, app...

In celebration of the 225th anniversary of Gioachino Rossini's birth, OperaDelaware will hold a spring festival featuring the Italian composer's popular setting of "Cinderella" and his rarely-performed tragedy "Semiramide." The 2017 festival runs April 29, April 30, May 6 and May 7, with afternoon and evening performances of "Semiramide" and "...

by Rebecca Godwin   When given the choice between watching an opera and a sitcom, most people would choose the sitcom. But according to Associate Professor and Opera Director in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, Robert Swedberg, the upcoming production of "The Barber of Seville" by Gioacchino Rossini and Cesare Sterbini, which Swedbe...

One of our fundamental challenges is keeping the Rossini revival alive; this is a particular problem in the US where we are not blessed with the density of opera houses found in Europe.   We can hardly expect the Metropolitan Opera to carry the "burden" since there doesn't seem to be a lot of enthusiasm for Rossini among the "powers that be"...

CoroAllegro takes you on a journey through Italy as we celebrate the art of choral music, brought to us by the country's most esteemed composers. The centerpiece of the concert features the Missa Papae Marcelli (Pope Marcellus Mass) by Italian master Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and also includes works by Gioacchino Rossini, Claudio Monteverdi,...

Natalie Dessay stars as Verdi's most beloved heroine in Willy Decker's stunning production, first seen at the Met in 2010. Matthew Polenzani is her lover, Alfredo, and Dimitri Hvorostovsky sings his stern father, Germont. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium. Conductor: Fabio Luisi; Production: Willy Decker; Natalie Dessay, Matthew...

By John von Rhein For a second straight year, Lyric Opera has turned to a staple of Italian comic opera, Rossini's "The Barber of Seville," as the basis for a show designed to introduce children ages 5-10, and their elders, to the joys of opera.   The result was "The Family Barber," a fluffy and amusing entertainment the company presented S...

The Rossini Opera Festival has been a full partner in the latest Rossini revival which started in the latter part of the 20th century. The revival coincided with the drive to establish critical editions for all of Rossini's operas as well illuminate performance practices and traditions.   In addition, the Festival has hosted, fostered and su...

When: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 At 6:00 pmWhere: Italian Cultural Institute of LA, 1023 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles,CA 90024 Organized by : IIC & Rossini Opera Festival - Entrance : Free.  RSVP mandatory. RSVP HERE L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers, 2013, 153 min) is the first opera of this special screening series...