From Pythagoras' concept of Musica Universalis to Gustav Holst's The Planets, from David Bowie's "Space Oddity" to the Beastie Boys "Intergalactic," outer space has been a perennial fascination of composers and musicians for millennia. On August 13, electronic dance music will boldly go where no-one has gone before when Italian astronaut Luca Parmi...

Michéal Castaldo will officially release his digital single of “Maria, Lo Sapevi Tu? (Mary, Did You Know?)” on Vital Records, July 19, 2019, just in time for the Christmas in July celebrations that typically take place around the world in July. This digital single will be available on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, and other digital online music e-tail s...

Hear this new generation of world-class tenors explore and present classic works with panache, verve and vivacity, all in their own inimitable style. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, July 19. For the first time in the United States, the Four Italian Tenors perform the greatest Tenor Arias and songs of all time, in wonderful unique a...

Friday, July 12, 7:30 PM. Shalin Liu Performance Center. 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966. Purchase tickets here. Recognized as one of the premier baroque ensembles in the world, Italy’s Venice Baroque Orchestra brings an all-Italian program, celebrating the rich musical history of their homeland. The Orchestra joins with Grammy nominated mandoli...

Una serie di appuntamenti per onorare un rapporto di gemellaggio storico che, dopo 50 anni, è stato rinsaldato con una dichiarazione congiunta siglata lo scorso settembre in occasione della visita istituzionale di una delegazione del Comune di Assisi a San Francisco. Questa mattina a Perugia, nella sede della Giunta regionale di Palazzo Donini, il...

For years, Lindy Hume, stage director of Seattle Opera's August production of Rigoletto, has been frustrated by the way opera celebrates misogyny through its "bad boy" characters. In beloved works such as Don Giovanni, Carmen, and Tosca, sopranos must rehearse how to fall, how to be stabbed, brutalized, and thrown across the room, behaviors they wo...

On April 23, Marco Bucci, the mayor of Genoa, Italy, appointed guitarist Beppe Gambetta an ambassador of the city. Gambetta was honored for representing Genoa all over the world, specifically in the U.S. Gambetta, who has performed in all 50 states, will perform for the first time at Pastorius Park on Wednesday, July 10, 7:30 p.m. He will be accomp...

Singer-songwriter Eros Ramazzotti, a popular figure in the Latin-music world, has rescheduled his U.S. concert tour, which he was forced to postpone following surgery on his vocal cords.  The U.S. leg of the tour will now begin in 2020. The dates first appeared on Ticketmaster on Friday, June 28. "I must stop and rehabilitate for two months," the I...

Anita Camarella and Davide Facchini Duo will be presenting an Evening of Italian Swing Music Friday at 8 p.m. at Charles and Myrtle's Coffeehouse.  The coffeehouse is inside Christ Unity Church at 105 McBrien Road.  There is a $10 suggested donation at the door.  Review for Anita Camarell and Davide Facchini: The original and beautiful Italian swin...

Gioachino Rossini is deservedly well-known for many an opera, however, he is also well-known for being one of those rare composers who actually retired from opera. His most ambitious opera “Guillaume Tell,” written in 1829, was also his last. Consequently, he had the luxury of spending over three decades in retirement in Paris at the prime of his l...