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...

by Valerio Viale   Peppe Voltarelli, a Calabrian folk singer-songwriter, with a musical career spanning over twenty-five years and two prestigious "Tenco Awards" under his belt, has been touring campuses across the States to present his latest book + CD, Peppe Voltarelli sings Profazio.   He has been sharing this multimedia journey wi...

Convivio Center kicks off Venerdi Convivio on the first and third Friday evenings of each month at Convivio Center, Little Italy's sparkling new center of art, culture, and history. Italian tenor Rosario Monetti will take center stage, treating guests to a live cabaret performance showcasing his versatile vocal artistry. Internationally acclaimed a...

by Brett Campbell   More than half a century before Sergio Leone, Ennio Morricone, Clint Eastwood et al brought us an Italian view of the American West's good/bad old days, New York's Metropolitan Opera asked famed Italian composer Giacomo Puccini to make a new opera from a play of the Gold Rush days.   The March 14 and 16 performance...