Riccardo Muti will launch the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's planned celebration of the bicentennial of composer Giuseppe Verdi's birth by leading a special October performance of his "Requiem" that will be streamed live online, the Italian conductor announced Wednesday. The orchestra plans to mark the Verdi anniversary with several performances of...

The Kentucky Opera, in celebration of renowned composer Giuseppe Verdi's 200th birthday, will perform the musically stunning yet rarely produced opera SIMON BOCCANEGRA in continuation of their THE BROWN-FORMAN 2013/14 SEASON. This unique operatic event will take place at the Brown Theatre on Friday, November 15th at 8pm and Sunday, November 17th at...

With the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Opera driving the Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial bandwagon, there nevertheless is room for other local organizations to climb on board.   Chicago Opera Theater is doing so, big time, this weekend, when it dusts off an early work by the Italian master the city has never heard before. Indeed, "Giovann...

September 15, 2013 - Chicago, Lyric Opera Theater, Italian Cultural Institute   On the occasion of the bicentennial of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi, the Chicago Opera Theater presents Giovanna d'Arco (1845). It is a bold and vivid portrayal of the iconic Joan of Arc, a woman sacrificing everything in fighting for her beliefs and her...

Roma, 10 ottobre 2013200esimo anniversario della nascita di Giuseppe Verdi Va pensiero.. L'importanza dell'opera di Giuseppe Verdi per le comunità italoamericaneLiceo Classico e Linguistico "G. Mazzini" di Genova Nell'anno del duecentesimo ann...

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), is preparing for its 28th season and resuming the well received Bring the Family to the Opera initiative that introduces children and the extended family to live, fully staged performances of grand opera as the composer intended....

September 19, 2013 - Chicago Symphony Center - Concert starts at 8.00pm Music Director Riccardo Muti leads Giuseppe Verdi's powerful ballet from Macbeth in honor of the opera composer's bicentennial and rounds the concert off with the sunniest of Brahms's symphonies, which opens with horns rising like the dawn over brooding lower st...

The Manhattan Opera Repertory Ensemble (MORE Opera) will present a gala benefit concert performance of Giuseppe Verdi's grand opera "AIDA" on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 7:30 PM at The Church of the Most Precious Blood, 109 Mulberry Street at Canal Street in Little Italy.   The semi-staged performance will be sung in Italian, and stars Cher...

Fabrizio Nava's first visit to Tulsa to coincided with the much-ballyhooed opening of the Woody Guthrie Center in the Brady Arts District. But Nava, the consul general of Italy in Houston, was in town for a different sort of celebration. The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Italy in Washington, D.C., have designated 2013 as...

Come to the Vari Symposium 2015 for an enjoyable evening of Italian opera arias, duets and songs performed from notable operas such as La Traviata, La Bohème and Rigoletto. This year's performance is Friday, May 15th at 7:30PM at the Music Recital Hall at Santa Clara University.   The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP click here....