At New York University's Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, Fred Plotkin hosted nearly half a dozen live interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Italian Opera. Now, his series "Adventures in Italian Opera" is nearing the end of the 2017 season. For its season finale, Director of Casa Italiana Stefano Alberini interviewed Plotkin to recount the findings of such a successful series.
Starting in Sardinia and ending in Milan, this year's Giro d'Italia will bring more challenges than every before. Competitors are up against the the rocky terrain of Mount Etna, the sprinting flats of Tuscany, the valleys of the Dolomites, and the thin altitude of the Alps. Who will take home the first place prize this year? Stay tuned! The races kick off May 5th and end May 28th.
Mario Martone excitedly introduces his new Naples based television show about the famous early 1900s actor Eduardo De Filippo. This will be the directors very first TV series after releasing 15 successful films since his debut in 1985.
Depero and the Metropolis of New York, Museo del Novecento
"New York New York: rediscovering America," an exciting new exhibition in Milan's Museo del Novecento and the Gallerie d'Italia in the Palazzo di Scala, encompassing a variety of Italian masterpieces and their personal depiction of modern New York City and the United States.
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò (NYU) airs the fifth episode of "Adventures in Italian Opera" with Fred Plotkin. This episode features Daniele Rustioni, a 34 year old Italian conductor who recently completed his debut at the Metropolitan Opera, among many other impressive milestones.
Colomba di Pasqua, an easter dessert shaped like a dove traditionally found all around Italy
Holy Father came to Milano for a brief visitation packed with insightful speeches, blessings of the less fortunate, and a 44 piece art exhibition in Palazzo Reale to last until early June. The exhibit includes 44 artistic works, including pieces by Titian and Guercino and "Ecstasy of St. Francis of Assisi," a work recovered last year from an earthquake-ravaged church in Accumoli.
Alessandro Bertolazzi and Giorgio Gregorini, along with American Christopher Nelson, took the award for "Best Makeup" in the movie "Suicide Squad." In his speech, Bertolazzi acknowledged his roots and stated that he is proud of being Italian: "I am Italian. This Oscar is for all the immigrants."
Over 100 Keith Haring pieces will be exhibited in Milan's Piazza Reale from February to June. His iconic "street art" style speaks volumes to the changing viewpoints of love, hate, fear, and war during the 80's and 90's in the USA while tying in international culture and history.