Love, lust, seduction. Lies, betrayal, revenge. Murder most foul. Comeuppance. Shakespeare set ‘em up like bowling pins and had his fictional characters knock them down, one by one, over and over again. And from there to Dallas and Dynasty, from Downtown Abbey to Game of Thrones, these have always been the staples, the tried-and-trues, of dramatic...

When opera star Joyce DiDonato told us she wanted to sing centuries-old Italian love songs at the Tiny Desk we weren't surprised. But when she said she was bringing a jazz band to back her up, we did a double take. But that's Joyce, always taking risks. After all, the last time we filmed the down-to-earth diva, she insisted on singing an opera aria...

It’s a tale nearly as old as time: Girl meets boy, falls in love, and so on and so forth until it all ends either tragically or “happily ever after.” But this time around, it’s a story that’s persevered in the hearts and minds of opera lovers across the globe for over 100 years—and is making its way to Tucson. Originally composed by Giacomo Puccini...

Sunday, January 26, 2020. 3:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST. Russo's On The Bay, 162-45 Cross Bay Boulevard, Queens, NY 11414. Join us as we continue the legacy of music and culture left behind by Radio Show Producer Silvana Romania. ~ The 25th Annual Festival of Song USA ~ Our singing competition brings to light talented individuals who come to us with the ho...

The Italian Saxophone Quartet will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Tickets for the performance, which is part of the museum’s Concerts in the Galleries series, are $30 for members, $35 for non-members and $15 for students and military. Children ages 12 and younger are admitted free. The quartet was founded in 1...

Si sta avvicinando l’evento blues più importante su scala mondiale, ovvero la 36° edizione dell’International Blues Challenge organizzato dalla Blues Foundation che si terrà a Memphis – Tennessee dal 28 Gennaio al 1 Febbraio 2020. La celeberrima Beale Street con i suoi tanti live club si riempirà di gente, colori e suoni ad ospitare artisti proveni...

North Carolina Opera presents Pagliacci on January 24 at 7:30pm and January 26 at 2:00pm in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh. For tickets call 919-792-3853 or purchase online at www.ncopera.org. BASED ON A TRUE STORY . . . Canio leads a happy-go-lucky group of traveling carnival players, but h...

“Guardano gl’italiani, guarda reverente il mondo tutto a queste spoglie onorande di Giuseppe Verdi. Qui, ricomposte in gloria perpetua, nella dolce dimora ospitale dal sommo Maestro voluta”. Recita la targa apposta all’ingresso di ‘Casa Verdi’, in Piazza Buonarroti a Milano. Un tempio della memoria musicale che Giuseppe Verdi volle realizzare, su s...

Internationally renowned organist Leonardo Ciampa will perform a concert of Italian organ music on Sunday, January 26 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Leonard’s Church, showcasing the church’s new pipe organ. Installed last spring by the Peragallo Pipe Organ Company of New Jersey, the organ contains over 1,000 pipes. Ciampa has played organ recitals in...

The Italian radio program Melodie E Ricordi WNTY 990 am celebrated its 50th anniversary with over 400 guests at Aria Banquet Facility in Prospect. The night was a great celebration which included the town of Southington surprising WNTY with an official proclamation and citation, recognition plaques were presented to past and present radio personali...