The Petruzzelli Theater in Bari is the fourth-largest opera house in Italy and one of the most important, with La Scala in Milan, La Fenice in Venice, the Regio in Turin, the San Carlo in Naples and the Massimo in Palermo. The project for the theater was presented by the Petruzzelli brothers, Onofrio and Antonio, to their brother-in-law Angelo Mess...

When: Thu, 02/16/2023 at 7:30pm - Where: Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center (129 W 67th St) Inspired by Orlando Furioso, one of the best-known works in Italian literature, the two act opera Furiosus with libretto by Flora Gagliardi takes us on a galactic journey from earth to moon, from mythical to human, highlighting the vicissitudes of life, lov...

Philadelphia's prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts will present Gaetano Donizetti's "opera buffa" Don Pasquale this February - with a hometown twist. Audiences will be taken on a sentimental adventure, as the opera will be set in mid-60s South Philadelphia. This production will evoke nostalgia for that time, from the golden age of the Italian Market...

Chamber Music on the Fox will bring the music of 17th century Italy to the Fox Valley at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30. The concert, featuring the celebrated Newberry Consort, will take place at the First Congregational Church of Dundee, 900 S. Eighth St., West Dundee. Tickets are $10 for students and $20 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at www.cha...

The Rotary Club of Carmel in conjunction with the City of Carmel and the Carmel-Cortona Sister City Committee will present an event to celebrate the launch of Carmel’s Sister City relationship with Cortona, Italy, by bringing a taste of Cortona – music, food and wine – to Carmel in February 2023. Cortona Deputy Mayor Francesco Attesti, who is a wor...

If you like Italian opera and Italian food, mark your calendar for Feb. 11. The Wheeling Symphony’s SoundBites Concert Series is offering a celebration of Italian heritage with an event called A Night At The Italian Opera. You can choose to attend a gourmet Italian meal at the Capitol Theatre Ballroom at 5 p.m., or just the concert in the theatre a...

Un ponte di musica. Itinerari dell’Opera italiana in America is a beautiful book edited by Claudio Orazi, now Superintendent of the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa after having led some of Italy's most important opera houses: the Sferisterio in Macerata, the Arena in Verona, the Teatro Verdi in Trieste and the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari. The book is in...

The Detroit Opera - Detroit Opera House is having an incredible concert of Verdi’s Aida on the 30th of December and those of you that are in Michigan not miss the chance to hear the incredible Christine Goerke, Soprano directed by the fantastic Yuval Sharon. Not only is this a one night only event, but part of the proceeds using promo code VERDI200...

Andrea Bocelli is among the most well-known singers in the world and may be the most famous tenor living today. The opera star, 64, attributes his success to the several people who nurtured his career early and continued to encourage and support him along the way. “I have been blessed to have had great help and have tried to help others in the same...

There is a big heart that has been celebrating Italy, Christmas, children and the musical traditions of our country for almost twenty years in New York. It does so with commitment, courage, talent, and an infinite love and pride for its Italian roots. It is the heart of Cristina Fontanelli, artist, singer, producer, who every year in December organ...