Francesco Anile got to make his Metropolitan Opera debut in a T-shirt, blue jeans and sneakers. With 5 minutes notice.   The 54-year-old Italian tenor was in the green room during the last act of Saturday's performance of Verdi's "Otello," which was being broadcast on radio throughout the world, when he was told by a stage director that Latv...

Finlay Park will be the scene for a free series of performances of a play by an Italian playwright starting Tuesday evening, and it's all free. The South Carolina Shakespeare Company will present Carlo Goldini's "A Servant of Two Masters" on Tuesday through Saturday at the park amphitheater. The play will also run Oct. 4-8 at Saluda Shoals.  ...

Opera of the Hamptons Presents Cristina Fontanelli and Her Fabulous Friends:From Opera to Broadway: A Puccini Night!Saturday, July 26 at 7 p.m.   Benjamin Sloman, tenor and Gustavo Ahualli, baritoneand introducing young artist Ryan KieranBarbara Giancola, Artistic Director Duckwalk Vineyards North44535 Main Rd.Southold, NY 11971  ...

Once again we are proud to announce our partnership with the MN Opera – opening their 2014-2015 season with Giacomo Puccini's La fanciulla del west.   From the Italian master who wrote Madame Butterfly and Turandot, this opera offers a romantic portrait of America's iconic Golden West. Puccini's gorgeous melodies and blazing orchestral color...

Date: Monday, February 29, 2016 Hours: 6:00 p.m. Site: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 Organized by: In collaboration with: in collaboration with the Rossini Opera Festival of Pesaro. https://tributetorossini.eventbrite.com On the occasion of the birth of the great composer born in Pesaro on Febr...

Per celebrare il bicentenario della nascita di Giuseppe Verdi la Austin Lyric Opera presenta il Don Carlos di Giuseppe Verdi il 16/24 novembre al Long Center for the Performing Arts di Austin, la prima rappresentazione mai fatta del capolavoro verdiano nella Capitale dello Stato del Texas.   La politica, l'amore e la lealta' alla famiglia so...

Loyola University's Opera Theater will present two one-act operas from "Il Trittico" by Giacomo Puccini, the legendary Italian composer of "La Boheme" and "Madame Butterfly," later this month.   The performances will take place in Italian on Friday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 25 at 3 p.m. inside the Louis J. Roussel Performance Ha...

You are cordially invited to attend a book signing and live performance by award-winning Italian classical-crossover tenor, Michéal Castaldo at the Italian American Museum on Thursday, November 19th. Castaldo will present his first Christmas Music Folio, entitled Extravergine: A Mediterranean Christmas Folio, (in Italian, Natale nel Mediterraneo)....

By Amy Biancolli   Andrea Bocelli isn't really an opera singer — he doesn't have the pipes, for one thing, or anything like the seductive extroversion that's required in wooing a crowd — but he sings sweetly, stands erectly and brings with him all the expected trappings of classical music.   He brought them all to the Times Union Cent...

The Italian Baroque chamber orchestra Interpreti Veneziani has played two sold-out concerts in Tucson in recent years.   Both were set in Crowder Hall, a venue that seats about 600 and is your classic concert hall, with seats that can grow hard after a long spell and darkness that swallows the hall and forces you to focus on the light shinin...