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...

We the Italians hate racism and condemns with all possible severity the murder of George Floyd by four policemen who abused their authority and disgraced the uniform they wear. That said, and reiterated with all possible strength and conviction, we stand with those wearing a uniform, which in the vast majority defend the weakest and protect the inn...

Rome's 2020 summer opera season presented by the city's opera house will take place at the Circus Maximus, from 16 July to 13 August, the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma has confirmed. The Circus Maximus will host a total of 21 shows under the stars, beginning with Verdi's Rigoletto conducted by Daniele Gatti, on 16 July.   Construction work on the stage...

Conducting a joyful Mozart motet, Riccardo Muti sent a resounding message Sunday night, that live classical music has returned to the Italian stage after the coronavirus lockdown. A full summer festival program is planned in his adopted home of Ravenna, even as the musical outlook remains grim in the United States, where he also conducts the Chicag...

The Sicilian Opera Choir of Italy, winner of the International Opera Awards in 2017, is a reality that has established itself in the music, theatre, opera, and symphonic scene over the past few years. The particular care of vocality and taste as well as the versatility of the organic components, allow the choir to face both the refined and demandin...

Picking up dinner from restaurants might seem inconvenient at times, but not when you hear live arias from a balcony above. Philadelphia's Victor Café has kept family musical traditions alive– even during COVID-19. The cafe started off as a “music lovers’ rendezvous,” in the Italian neighborhood of South Philly, serving spumoni and songs on a gramo...

With restaurants closed for takeout only, the usual bustling North End is quiet. But for a couple hours on Saturday, there was a concerted effort to bring it back to its Italian roots. People strolling around the North End Saturday afternoon were brought to a standstill, captivated by professional operatic voices, like tenor Fred Van Ness. For two...

Una voce portentosa e una passione per la musica lirica ereditata dalla mamma e dal nonno fanno di Benedetta Orsi, mezzosoprano bolognese trapiantata negli Stati Uniti, un talento italiano di quelli che incantano il pubblico d’oltre Oceano. La cantante è diventata mamma in piena pandemia, con  tutte le difficoltà del caso. Una formazione tutta ital...

Sunday the 12th of April, Easter Day, the famous tenor Andrea Bocelli gave a live streaming concert in the Milan Cathedral, an amazing and touching event which represented a symbol of hope and belief during these difficult times. Let’s step back for a moment so that we can understand better who this brilliant singer is. Bocelli has  recorded 16 pop...

The Teatro alla Scala, Milan’s iconic opera house, is planning to reopen in September with a performance of Verdi’s Requiem. Italian maestro Riccardo Chailly will lead the famed work for soloists, choir and orchestra in memory of the victims of COVID-19. In the announcement, La Scala manager Dominique Meyer added the Requiem will be performed at la...