Poetry is more than the words making its verse, more than rhymes and assonances. It evokes entire worlds, paints feelings, creates sensations. It is, essentially, an expression of the soul, the way feelings communicate, a form of sharing. Poetry must give voice to our emotions, help us see beyond the immediate, sublimate our life experience to leav...

Italy has wonderful representatives in the United States who tell its story, exalt its culture and language, narrate its traditions and innovations, its places and its beauties. To see them from Italy, where we are always ready to describe only our worst things, is exciting. One of the most competent people I have met in this field is also a person...

Kelliann DeCarlo is coming home in style. The local kid who grew seeing shows at State Theatre New Jersey and even graced its stage through a Plays in the Park program, is returning as a cast member in the production of “Cats” that currently on tour across North America. It has been an incredible journey that has taken DeCarlo from community theate...

Scientists aren't the only professionals concerned about the health of the planet these days. Opera star Joyce DiDonato, on her new album Eden, proposes that Mother Nature has a lot to teach us, if we'd only pay attention. The music of Eden asks more questions than it answers — beginning with the opening track, The Unanswered Question, a mystical o...

Fans of opera will have the chance to see a performance of Puccini's Tosca in Salt Lake City during March 2022. The venue for Puccini's Tosca will be the beautiful and historic Capitol Theatre in downtown Salt Lake City located at 50 West 200 South. Parking is available close by. Scheduled performances will be held on Saturday, March 12, at 7:30 PM...

Dion DiMucci is a living legend known worldwide for hits that span decades and generations, like “Teenager in Love,” “Runaround Sue,” “The Wanderer” and “Abraham, Martin and John.” One of the last great performers from the golden age of rock ’n’ roll, DiMucci is still playing and recording at age 82. On his most recent release, “Stomping Ground,” t...

Four renowned Italian musicians will present a live musical program at 7 p.m. Monday, March 14 at First Presbyterian Church, 97 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre. Conductor, pianist, and composer Frederico Longo will be joined by violinist Domenico Masiello and pianist Michele Fazio in a performance of Longo’s Notte di Luce. Composed in Cremona,...

Opera Scenes, featuring talented performers from the School of Music and Musical Theatre programs will be presented by the Student Opera Theatre Association at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center on Thursday and Friday, March 3 and 4, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, March 5, 2 p.m. Highlight scenes are from: “L’Elisir d’Amore” (“The Elixi...

What Makes It Italian?" is a music listening and discussion group that meets online on the Zoom platform and is open to everyone. Participation is free. The group is led by Gina Crusco, who guides listening at Bard LLI and Riverdale Y, and who has been music instructor at The New School and director of Underworld Productions. Please email ginacrusc...

The year is 1800, the city is Rome and Mario Cavaradossi, a painter and revolutionary, is in love with the beautiful singer Tosca. Baron Scarpia, the chief of police, covets Tosca for himself, setting the stage for one of opera’s great tragedies. When a political prisoner and ally of Mario escapes, Mario is apprehended for questioning. Revealing no...