“The audience will surely understand that in this exceptional time we have to bring exceptional solutions in order to offer live music without jeopardizing the health of our musicians and of the audience members,” says the conductor and Grammy Award winner. “This said, we have put a tremendous effort to make those alternative programs exciting and...

The Metropolitan Opera has closed its doors until 2021, but the company is still delighting opera fans around the world by streaming free archival productions each night of the week. The slate from September 21 through September 27 is devoted entirely to works by the Italian composer Giacomo Puccini. All seven of the operas were originally recorded...

Every summer for the last 16 years, the picturesque Italian town of Citta' della Pieve, (located between Rome and Florence), has hosted Karen Lauria Saillant's opera festival where guests were treated first-hand to beautiful world premiere Italian operas; a staggering 16 operas in 16 years. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the structure of...

On the final night of the Republican National Convention (RNC) after President Donald Trump concluded his speech, there was a fireworks display over the Washington Monument that spelled out ‘Trump 2020’. During the fireworks, Tori Kelly’s version of Leonard Cohen’s 'Hallelujah' was heard along with Lee Greenwood’s ‘God Bless the USA’. Cohen fans we...

Friday, September 4th @ 6:00 pm EDT. Garibaldi-Meucci Museum | 420 Tompkins Avenue | Staten Island, NY 10305. Donation $10 per person. Cold Bottled Water Will be Provided. Please bring your own lawn chairs. The Museum is closed to the public; therefore, bathroom facilities are unavailable. Your Safety Is Our Priority. Social distance practices will...

Leopoldo Mucci è il fondatore “missionario” di Taci, il caffè newyorchese che questo 25 luglio compie 25 anni di attività. Un luogo magico, dove generazioni di giovani cantanti d’opera si sono esibiti per la prima volta davanti ad un pubblico per riceverne l’applauso. Pubblico variegato, dai new  yorker a quello arrivato apposta da qualche angolo d...

A recent segment (“The Lost Music”) on 60 Minutes, the American television news magazine, featured the 30-year-long campaign by Italian composer and musician Francesco Lotoro (born 1964) to rescue and revive music composed and performed by prisoners in the Nazi concentration camps. Lotoro’s effort, which has continued throughout his adult life, beg...

This coming Saturday marks the 25th Anniversary of Taci Opera Nights. We really do wish we could be celebrating with you all in person. As soon as we can, we will have a VERY big party to celebrate this milestone and you are ALL invited. But this Saturday, July 25, 2020 9:00 p.m. EST we'll have a little Facebook Watch Party, just to get together an...

Rome's Circus Maximus, the ancient chariot racing arena, is preparing to welcome the city's summer opera festival, organised by Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, for the first time. Workers are putting the final touches to a giant stage and a high raised stand with seating for a maximum of 1,400 audience members, all of whose seats are spaced wide apart t...

Wed, 07/15/2020 - 5:00pm. How to Bring Back to Life the Largest Opera Theater in the World. Stefano Albertini (NYU) in conversation with Cecilia Gasdìa (General Manager and Artistic Director, Arena di Verona). The episode will be broadcast live on Casa's Facebook Page and website. In ITALIAN with ENGLISH subtitles. Casa Italiana Director Stefano Al...