Rosario Monetti was born in Naples, Italy where he spent most of his adult life while musically trained by some of Italy’s most respected vocal coaches. He moved to California about 10 years ago, and San Diego has been his home since. Monetti is known for his commitment to uniting the cultures of Italy and America. He is currently the musical direc...

"One World: Together At Home" is a star-studded charity event with a lineup curated by Lady Gaga. The concert, which is raising money for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and is supported by the World Health Organization and Global Citizen, will be broadcast on Saturday starting at 8 p.m. ET, and also has a digital livestream with pre-show act...

Who has ever heard of “La tigre di Cremona” (Cremona’s tiger)? Well this is how is called one of the greatest Italian singers of all times: Mina Mazzini. And, this year, we celebrate her 80th birthday. Mina was born in 1940 in a small town close to Milan but, at the age of three, she and her family moved the most known Cremona. She appeared for the...

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the Italian language column. This month I am going to talk about music! Don’t worry, you are reading the right column, but I was inspired by all the videos of Italians singing at their windows, on their balconies, and to be honest we all need some music to make us happy in our lives nowadays! Since this column is...

Andrea Bocelli’s “Music for Hope” concert on Easter Sunday from inside the empty Duomo in Milan was a record beaker, the most watched classical livestream ever for YouTube. Bocelli’s performance, which opened with “Panis Angelicus” as images of Milan’s empty streets and panoramas of Bergamo and Brescia, two Italian cities deeply afflicted by the Co...

Last month, Joe Satriani decided to postpone his European tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “I was pretty adamant about getting the ball rolling early,” he tells Rolling Stone from his home in San Francisco. “Because it was obvious. Some folks, maybe they were just frightened and didn’t want to see the reality that’s upon us right now.” Amid the c...

In the midst of this difficult time, the Richmond Symphony is pleased to share some very good news. We are proud to announce the appointment of award-winning Italian conductor Valentina Peleggi as our next Music Director. Peleggi will begin her role on July 1, 2020, for an initial four-year period conducting at least ten weeks a season, making Pele...

Romina Perri will perform LIVE on Facebook, from her home in New York, on Sunday April 12, at 2pm NY time (ore 20.00 Europe time) singing a few songs to cheer everybody up in this difficult time. 11 year-old. Born in USA. Daughter of 2 inmigrants. With roots from Calabria, Italy. Romina sings in English, Italian, Polish, Spanish and Latin. Performe...

Andrea Bocelli will sing at the Duomo of Milan on Easter Sunday sending a message of love and hope to the world during the coronavirus pandemic, but the Italian tenor says it's not a concert. Instead, he calls it a "prayer." "I received this invitation by the mayor of Milan and by the authorities of the church and of course I answered yes. I'm very...

If you didn't know that actor Joe Mantegna played in a garage band called the Apocryphals in high school and college, you're not alone. I had the privilege of getting the story from the man himself, and as far as I'm aware, what you're about to read is the most detailed account of the group's history published anywhere. Mantegna was born in Chicago...