The bond between American and Italian costumers has been a strong and long-lasting one that has contributed to some of the best-looking movies ever made, says acclaimed Italian costume designer Carlo Poggioli. “We are the country that has won the most Oscars, both for set design and costumes, after the Americans,” says Poggioli, head of Italy’s cos...

Et Alia Theater Company will perform Running in Place by Hasnain Shaikh at Dixon Place. Featuring Ana Moioli, Giorgia Valenti and Maria-Luiza Muller. Directed by Isabella Uzcátegui and stage-managed by Gemma Allen. The play is written, produced and performed by a group of international young artists, each from a different part of the world - come s...

Umberto Mucci, fondatore, editore e direttore di “We The Italians”, giornale online di Roma, è stato ospite della Columbus Citizens Foundation a New York per illustrare la “Prospettiva italiana sulla celebrazione del Columbus Day”. Prospettiva che Mucci ha riassunto con un “non c’è!” In pratica in Italia la festa che celebra Cristoforo Colombo, tan...

There are many pleasures to be had in watching Patti LuPone perform, particularly on a Broadway stage. There’s her powerful, flexible singing voice, undiminished at age 70. There’s her operatically expressive face, her sharply detailed characterizations. There’s also the plain fact that to see LuPone at maximum, commanding intensity — her default m...

Just weeks after opening a huge Italian restaurant and beer garden Ainslie in Williamsburg, chef-restaurateur John DeLucie is at it again. Today, he unveils new Italian restaurant Lumaca in the hip luxury hotel HGU New York in Midtown. Lumaca, opening at 34 East 32nd Street, between Madison and Park Avenue South, serves coastal Italian fare with up...

Composer Roberto Scarcella Perino's latest opera Furiosius, based on Ariosto's Orlando Furioso, with a libretto by Flora Gagliardi, will receive its American premiere in May, 2020. The composer will be giving a presentation of the work in the company of Professors Eugenio Refini (NYU) and Lina Bolzoni (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa), featuring s...

Delicatessen shuttered suddenly last month after eleven years in Little Italy. However, its demise is actually months in the making, and with a big-name takeover on the way, to boot. The 2,000 square-foot corner space at 265 Lafayette (aka 54 Prince) is to become the third Manhattan outpost of La Pecora Bianca. And renovations are already afoot. No...

When: Thursday, November 14, 2019 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of New York An extraordinary musical encounter between the vocalist Maria Pia De Vito and the English/Italian pianist and composer Julian Oliver Mazzariello. Two artists with a strong bond and joyously spontaneous interaction, with a drive to walk new musi...

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 6pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10036. This presentation by Davide Ceriani (Rowan University) focuses on the role Italian opera had in forming an Italian American cultural and ethnic identity during the mass migration period (1880-1924). Italians who immi...