Opera’s most tempestuous tale of love, deception and political intrigue—“Tosca”—comes alive in Madison on Sunday, February 24th as New Jersey Festival Orchestra and award winning soloists perform Puccini’s passionate and beautiful music in its full glory. Puccini’s irresistible lyric genius has long made Tosca one of opera’s most breathtaking maste...

Alvise Casellati is president and music director of “Opera Italiana is in the Air,” a new concept for free, outdoor opera concerts in select U.S. cities. With the series underway in New York’s Central Park, Casellati is bringing a performance to Miami’s Regatta Park this April, casting Miami professionals in plumb first roles. The repertoire will f...

Ciao from Rome, Happy 2019! We want to share with you a few numbers regarding our 2018. During last year we've promoted 7,427 news (1,892 of the about Italy, the other ones about something Italian in the US); published 198 articles in the 12 issues of our Magazine; done 24 interviews; published one yearbook (about the 2017 interviews). Our archive...

The MN Opera’s January production comes to us from no less that the man who provided music for the first two Godfather films, Italian composer Nino Rota! The gambol of a story brings us in 1950s Paris to follow a hapless groom and his hungry hungry pony on a quest that produces baronesses, mistaken identities, and other wonderful opera staples. It...

Imagine a Renaissance-era nun, a mystic in the throes of dying, uttering her visions and predictions in sporadic, rapid-fire bursts while novices stand guard trying to understand and write down her words. This is believed to be what happened to Saint Maria Maddalena de’ Pazzi, who died in Florence in 1607. The Italian modernist composer Salvatore S...

Daniele Rustioni, 35, Principal Conductor of the Opéra National de Lyon, will make his American orchestral conducting debut with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, January 31-February 2, 2019. Rustioni will lead the orchestra in performances of Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 3, Respighi's Fontane di Roma, and Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1 with...

Opera star Renée Fleming drew concern last year after a New York Times profile suggested the acclaimed soprano would be retiring. Luckily for fans, it turned out to be a false alarm. But if Fleming does ever start to ponder retirement, she might consider a move to Milan — where she'd likely be welcomed with open arms at Casa Verdi, a retirement hom...

On Thursday, January 31, 2019, join fellow ICC members for a group outing to see The Italian Straw Hat at MN Opera. ICC members receive a 20% discount on tickets throughout the opera season. Start at 6:30 pm with a fun and informative half-hour session that includes an overview of the opera, historical and cultural context, and highlights to watch...

The Jacobs School of Music Opera and Ballet Theater will begin its spring season this February, with all performances taking place at the Musical Arts Center. “Giulio Cesare” This Italian opera, set in 48 B.C., tells the story of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar. Caesar is attempting to add Egypt to the Roman Empire. This becomes complicated when Ptolem...

Thursday, January 31, 2019. From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm. Free Entrance. Gonda Theatre - Davis Performing Arts Center - Georgetown University - 3700 O Street NW - Washington, DC 20057. RSVP Here. The Georgetown University Italian Research Institute of Georgetown College, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute, the Geo...