If you stuck at home looking for something new and different to explore, this weekend would be the perfect time to take the plunge into the opera world. It's possible you may have heard a famous aria, which is part of an opera, and haven’t even realized it. Arias can pop up when you least expect them to, in unusual places like commercials or movies...

IME Productions has released “Tre tenori in concert, from their home to your home.” The concert features Luciano Ganci, Francesco Meli, and Giovanni Sebastiano Sala and pays homage to the original three tenors Lucinao Pavarotti, Jose Carreras, and Placido Domingo with a special appearance from Zubin Mehta, who conducted the three in the 90s. The co...

Concert halls have been closed due to the coronavirus emergency, but music doesn’t stop: opera houses around world and theaters large and small are transferring their concerts online and inviting a virtual audience to attend for free. It’s a way to help people feel less lonely in these times of home confinement, and use the power of music to uplift...

The Teatro Regio di Parma is launching a Verdi streaming festival. The company announced that in collaboration with Unitel and Dynamic, it will present 11 operas from the acclaimed Verdi Festival from the past 15 years with Italian subtitles. It all begins with “La Traviata” starring Svetla Vassileva on March 20 and 21, followed by “Nabucco” with L...

Mark your calendars now: The popular free concert “Opera in the Italian Garden” will be presented on the lawn of the Renaissance Italian Cultural Garden from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 26. This family-friendly concert includes famous music from well-known operas and Broadway musicals, and features The Cleveland Opera and Cleveland Ballet. The even...

In light of the quarantines and lockdowns, the Rossini Opera Festival will stream some of its most recent productions throughout the whole month of March. The Festival announced that it has decided “to embark in an ambitious enterprise called Soirées musicales in collaboration with Unitel Classica and Ricordi.” The festival will stream a cycle of o...

The Chromatic Club of Buffalo – Buffalo’s oldest active music organization (founded in 1898) – along with the Mazzotti Anatomy Conference Scholarship Fund and CCI of Buffalo, will present Italian Opera in WNY on Saturday, March 14. This recital, brought to us by The Centro Culturale Italiano di Buffalo, in collaboration with the Chromatic Club of B...

Ladies and gentlemen, we have — drumroll — a music director! The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s 2020-21 season, announced Friday, will be Fabio Luisi’s first fully in charge as music director. Because of existing commitments with the Zurich Opera and Danish National Symphony, the Italian maestro could be only music director-designate for the nearly tw...

The Western Connecticut State University Opera will present a contemporary adaptation of Gaetano Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” (“The Elixir of Love”) in three performances from March 5 through 7 at the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury.  Performances wi...

Nedda Casei, who in the 1960s and ’70s could be reliably heard as Suzuki, Maddalena, Lola and other bread-and-butter mezzo-soprano characters at the Metropolitan Opera before transforming herself into a pathbreaking labor leader, died on Jan. 20 in hospice care in Manhattan. She was 87. A niece, Janice Arponen, said the cause was a stroke. Ms. Case...