L’Emilia-Romagna espone un altro dei suoi gioielli nella vetrina di New York: il Festival Verdi, a Parma e Busseto dal 28 settembre al 22 ottobre prossimi, è stato presentato nel tardo pomeriggio di ieri all’Istituto Italiano di Cultura della metropoli americana dal direttore generale del Teatro Regio di Parma, Anna Maria Meo, e dal presidente dell...

The Verdi Festival in Emilia-Romagna, renowned among opera-lovers around the world, has been nominated by the International Opera Awards for both the Best Festival and Best New Production. Winners will be announced on May 7, 2017.  This year’s Festival Verdi, dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Arturo Toscanini’s birth, is scheduled during Emilia...

If you came to the Seattle Opera prepared for a traditional production of La Traviata, then you were in for a shock. Their recent production was highly modern, and definitely not traditional; everything from the spare staging and strobe lights for party scenes, to the use of modern costumes - even stocking feet, and the location of the protagonists...

Music director Rene Knetsch will conduct the Parker Symphony Orchestra and Legend High School's Cantores Choir in "Messa da Requiem," a masterpiece composed by Giuseppe Verdi, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Pace Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., downtown Parker. The concert will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Italian composer's birth. Guest solois...

In occasione del bicentenario della nascita di Giuseppe Verdi, un busto bronzeo raffigurante il celebre compositore sara' donato alla Los Angeles Opera. L'evento avrà luogo il 9 novembre alla prima del Falstaff al Dorothy Chandler Pavillion nel Music Center di Los Angeles. Alla cerimonia parteciperanno il console generale d'Italia, Giuseppe Perrone...

By Catherine Reese Utah Opera is welcoming music lovers back to Salt Lake City's newly renovated Capitol Theatre in grand style with an excellent production of Giuseppe Verdi's beloved "La Traviata."   Though it features a pair of festive and sparkling party scenes — staged smartly by director José María Condemi and sung with flair by the U...

Italian opera is a musical art form that had its beginnings in Florence in the late 1500s. It was based on a number of performance genres that preceded it, including Greek drama, poems sung by a solo vocalist with single instrument backing and madrigals (a capella singing by 3-6 harmonizing vocalists).   The earliest known opera composition...

Pur non essendo la città ideale dove godere l'arrivo dell'estate, dato il suo clima piuttosto fresco in questo periodo dell'anno, la città di San Francisco offre ai suoi abitanti e visitatori un programma musicale di grande livello, a cominciare dall'opera.   La stagione estiva dell'Opera di San Francisco si è aperta a giugno avendo come pro...

Parma's Palatine Library is one of those wonderful places where "immortal souls" speak to us, as Pliny the Elder would have said. Or, to quote Marguerite Yourcenar, it is "a public granary, accumulating stocks for the winter of the spirit". Founded in 1761 and opened eight years later, in May 1769, the Palatine Library was named after the Temple of...

Giuseppe Verdi, that colossus of opera and courageous nation-builder, was celebrated in New York last week in four distinct ways. There were important visitors from Parma, where Verdi is venerated. A small rendering of one of his early works got right to the core of his musical essence. And a performance of Simon Boccanegra at the Met instantly joi...