Show Times:April 13, 2013 – 8:00 PM   Bravissimo Bel Canto: A Gala Concert in honor of Mary Mangione and Family Sung in Italian with English surtitles   April 13, 2013 (Saturday Performance)   The vocal glories of the Bel Canto period will be celebrated in this gala concert of arias and ensembles. The scintillating, soulful an...

Does your child have talent? Join Mondo Italiano's new course "musichIAMO" ("I love music") with Italian tenor Marco Fiorante from Lecce. Classes in Pittsbirgh are starting Tuesday, September 22nd for ages 5-10 and 11-17. There are adult voice lessons as well. For more information, contact MONDO ITALIANO at (412) 478 2681 or email m...

by Ron Onesti   Growing up in the dawn" of the variety show concept, one of my favorites had to be The Sonny & Cher Show. Each week, watching the little Italian guy get picked on by the tall beauty, well, really hit home for me for obvious reasons. When the show went on summer hiatus in 1974, its replacement starred a guy who I was excit...

November 17 (Tuesday) 8:00 pm. Cristiana Pegoraro at Carnegie Hall. With the program "Omaggio all'Italia" Cristiana Pegoraro takes the audience inside the artistry of the greatest composers from Italy or those who were inspired by Italy in a refreshing format that combines live piano performances and a stimulating look at the composers' l...

WEARING a black dress and clutching a Bible, the mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato walked stiffly on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera during a recent rehearsal for Donizetti's "Maria Stuarda," which will open on New Year's Eve and be broadcast Live in HD on Jan. 19. First kneeling, then standing, her aching movements in the final scenes reflected the...

Turns out the U.S. isn't the only country putting together boy bands to make big bucks. Producers of popular Italian TV variety show "Ti Lascio Una Canzone" ("Leaving You a Song") saw opportunity and dollar signs when three good- looking teen boys auditioned for the show in 2009. That's how Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble bec...

Francesca Carli, soprano, and Enrico Giovagnoli, tenor, merge the language of pop music with their experience of opera in a fusion of great vocal skill and stage presence that leads to a spectacular performance.   RSVP will be announced. To receive your personal invite, join our mailing list HERE LOCATION: Embassy of Italy, 3...

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but it's also the aunt of inconvenience and the sister of scrambling at the last minute.   Spoleto Festival USA learned in November that renovations on Gaillard Auditorium, the Charleston, S.C. showplace for big dance and music events, would not be finished for the fest.    Read more &nb...

When: Sunday, March 1, 2015 — 3 p.m.Where: The Great Pond, Manor Function Hall — 120 Baystate Dr., Braintree MATickets $20 (children under 12 free), can be purchased at the door. Boston's own southern Italian folk group Newpoli will be performing at the South Shore's Italian American Cultural Organization on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Starting at...

October 2, 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm. Westchester Italian Cultural Center - One Generoso Pope Place - Tuckahoe , NY 10707 United States. Come and be swept off your feet with a sampling of some of the most cherished Italian romantic arias.   Join us for an evening of music and love, presented by the talented artists of New Yo...