by Mauro Battocchi   There is a special treat for lovers of opera coming exclusively to San Francisco this month. With a limited showing on Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 PM and Sunday May 22 at 2:00 PM, the Marines' Memorial Theatre of San Francisco (609 Sutter St) will bringing to life Carlo Pallavicino's The Amazons in the Fortunate Isles, a lo...

MAESTRO ANTHONY BARRESE. Principal Conductor of Opera Southwest. Saturday, August 6, 11:30 – 2:00. Season's Restaurant - Old Town, Albuquerque. $38.00 per person. Joined by nationally-acclaimed set designer, Dahl Delu, Maestro Barrese presents.   WAR AND REVENGE to introduce and set the stage for the t...

The Atlanta Opera opens its 2013-2014 season with a production of Giacomo Puccini's dramatic tour de force, Tosca. Tosca will be presented on October 5, 8, 11 and 13 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, and will be directed by new General and Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun, who joined the Opera on June 1.   Single tickets, ranging from...

Italians in DC e' onorata di annunicare la sua partnership con la Washington Concert Opera (WCO) el celebrare ilalt 200mo anniversario della nascita del piu' grande compositiore italiano del 19mo secolo: Giuseppe Verdi. Per la stagione 2013/2014 la WCO presenta due gemme della produzione di Verdi relativamente sconosciute: I masnadieri e Il co...

The National Chamber Ensemble, together with the EMBASSY OF ITALY and the ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE present NIGHT OF ITALIAN OPERA! Enjoy a glorious night of instrumental music, arias and duets with opera stars soprano YANA EMINOVA and baritone ANTON BELOV.   Some of the exciting operatic music of the evening will include duets from great o...

di Riccardo Chioni   In occasione dei 200 anni della nascita di Giuseppe Verdi, l'America giovedì ha tributato gli onori al compositore di Busseto mettendo in scena 36 concerti su tutto il territorio e il tempio musicale newyorkese della Carnegie Hall nell'occasione ha visto il debutto dell'Orchestra da Camera de La Scala con "Fantasie da op...

by Jeff Gebeau Faculty and students of the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, whose headquarters are at Trinity-on-Main, and the New London-based Connecticut Lyric Opera returned this week from the inaugural Greve Opera Festival in Italy. The three-week festival was a joint endeavor of the orchestra, the opera and Greve-In-Chianti, the Itali...

By Cheryl North The San Francisco Opera opens its 2015-16 season Saturday night with "Luisa Miller," Giuseppe Verdi's 1849 "breakthrough" opera. Singing the title role will be soprano Leah Crocetto, who has developed her talent during general director David Gockley's decade of leadership.   Joining her is an outstanding international cast:...

by Ruth McKee An operatic collaboration between an American film-maker, an Italian haute couture king, and a British set designer will make its debut this weekend. Sofia Coppola's La Traviata will open at the Opera of Rome on Sunday in a production featuring costumes made and designed by Valentino with backdrops created by Nathan Crowley, the...

The new era of the Philly POPS begins this weekend under the baton of new maestro Michael Krajewski as Italian musical treasures will be saluted during the Columbus Day weekend.   The Philly POPS opens its 2013-14 season with the theme "Viva Philadelphia!" – a celebration of the City and of Philadelphia's Italian spirit as well as a demonstr...