If you think of “Made in Italy,” two words spring to mind: quality and tradition. No business seems to embody them better than  violin-making these days. A quintessentially Italian craft, the making of stringed instruments is associated with the  Lombardy town of Cremona since the 16th century.  Stradivari, Guarneri del Gesù and Amati produced in t...

Tune in this Wednesday for the third episode of OSDIA Interviews LIVE!: Season 2. Wednesday (9/23) at 7pm EST/4pm PST on Facebook Live, our hosts Lisa Marie Falbo and Mary Kovach will be joined by world renowned tenor and member of The New York Tenors, Christopher Macchio! Don't forget to tune in and leave your questions for Christopher to be asked...

The Metropolitan Opera has closed its doors until 2021, but the company is still delighting opera fans around the world by streaming free archival productions each night of the week. The slate from September 21 through September 27 is devoted entirely to works by the Italian composer Giacomo Puccini. All seven of the operas were originally recorded...

On September 25th 2020, one of the most famous Italian singer-songwriters and composers will be reminded through the release of an incredible box set of his greatest gems and B-sides: Lucio Battisti. The collection is entitled “Rarities” and it will be available in two versions, CD and LP, both gathering special comments for each song. Let's step b...

The tandem Fabrizio Bosso and Julian Oliver Mazzariello returns to Washington through our virtual stage in partnership with the DC Jazz Festival. A tandem they have been riding together for most of their musical careers, and artistically pedaling together towards shared goals. A long history of music and friendship, that started in the early 2000s,...

The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, DC are pleased to partner with DC JazzFest again to present Dado Moroni, one the most talented jazz pianists and composers of our time. Joining the 16th Annual Dc JazzFest lineup, Dado Moroni will perform in a trio together with Stefano Bagnoli (drums) and Riccardo Fioravanti (d...

Every summer for the last 16 years, the picturesque Italian town of Citta' della Pieve, (located between Rome and Florence), has hosted Karen Lauria Saillant's opera festival where guests were treated first-hand to beautiful world premiere Italian operas; a staggering 16 operas in 16 years. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the structure of...

Sunday September 13 2020, from 2 pm to 6 pm CDT. Donate Here! Join us for the virtual Dick Biondi Day Birthday Celebration and Fundraiser! The New Colony Six headlines this spectacular event! Scott MacKay of The River and John Records Landecker will join us during hours 2 & 3. The event can be viewed via this link: https://www.facebook.com/TheDickB...

From her first performance in the opening round of America's Got Talent, Roberta blew away judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, and Sofia Vergara and the live audience in attendance. After a beautiful rendition of Lady Gaga's "Shallow," she received a standing ovation and Vergara's first golden buzzer, sending her straight to the live sho...

Trinacria Theatre Company is proud to announce their latest project: Colapesce: An Audio Adventure. Based off Trinacria’s 2016 stage production La Storia di Colapesce, this new family-friendly listening experience reimagines the Sicilian legend of Colapesce with the same imaginative spirit of the play. A rich soundscape and original music help brin...