Composer Giuseppe Verdi's bold and fascinating opera, Rigoletto, will be presented live and fully staged in Middletown on Saturday, May 14. Performed by the acclaimed CT Lyric Opera company and CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, the Greater Middletown Concert Association hosts this one-night-only event at Middletown's MHS Performing Arts Center, 200 La...

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Verdi's Il Trovatore in a revival of the acclaimed production from renowned director Sir David McVicar, conducted by Asher Fisch. It opens Monday, October 27 with 8 performances through Saturday, November 29. Performance dates: Oct. 27, Nov. 12, 15, 18, 21, and 29 at 7:30pm; and Nov. 5 and 9 at 2pm.   One of t...

The Toledo Opera's new production of Aida, which opened last night in the Valentine Theatre, delivers an impressive balance of spectacle and intimacy, with a Pharaoh's treasury of powerful singing, abundant and convincing drama, and plenty of color and action.   The Valentine stage literally bursts with life from the opening scene to the fin...

Nov 17 at 2 PM Indianapolis Opera and the Italian Heritage Society of Indiana team up to celebrate the 200th birthday of Italy's greatest opera composer.   This afternoon concert features performances by opera guest soloists, the Indianapolis Opera chorus and a special prosecco toast!

What better way to celebrate Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi's bicentennial than with a production of Falstaff? This opera, which adapts William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Parts I and II, and the Bard's The Merry Wives of Windsor, is nothing short of a sheer delight.   The title character Falstaff (baritone Roberto Frontali in makeup and a fat...

di Fabiana Yvonne Lugli   Nell'ottobre 2013 si son festeggiati i 200 anni dalla nascita di Giuseppe Verdi e le celebrazioni e gli onori resi al grande Maestro a livello mondiale confermano l'indiscusso successo che, ad oggi, ancora le sue opere e la sua immagine riscuotono in tutto il mondo. Tanti gli eventi e le celebrazioni a New York. E n...

He has been called the greatest Italian artist since the Renaissance. Giuseppe Verdi was the only composer on the program Saturday, as Miami Lyric Opera presented a concert of arias to celebrate the 200th anniversary of his birth in 1813.   The Colony Theater in Miami Beach was packed for this tribute to an operatic master who ranks with Moz...

U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden and his wife Jill paid tribute to the Year of Italian Culture in the USA on the occasion of the "Opera Ball", one of the American capital's most important cultural events, which was organized with the help of the Washington National Opera (WNO) at Villa Firenze, residence of Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero.Over 5...

The festival dedicated to Giuseppe Verdi, one of the most famous Italian composers and the most celebrated opera composer of all time, returns from October 10th to November 4th.   The new edition of the Verdi Festival this year takes place in Parma and Busseto, Verdi's countries par excellence, with a series of musical, opera and dance event...

Are you an intermediate speaker of Italian who loves opera? Have you always wanted to have a better understanding of the words? Now is your opportunity to discover more of Verdi's "Rigoletto"!   Join ICC's native Italian instructor, Mirella Heimpel, as she uncovers the famous opera. You will listen to the music, pause to learn new language p...