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  • "Opera continues to be the great live performing art form and we continue to have great performers. I think that the quality and education of singers is better than ever, while what may be missing today is the personal culture of each singer. I think we can improve opera by restoring that sense of culture to audiences, singers and especially stage directors." Mr. Plotkin is the host of the series "Adventures in Italian Opera", held at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at NYU.
  • Art & Culture
    Marina Melchionda(December 09, 2009)
    On Dec. 7 the Italian Journalist and Photographer Michele Molinari presented his book Nella pancia della bestia (In the Belly of the Beast) at Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò. What is life like in NY? How did it change him? Why did he decide to go away? Find all the answers in this book, a disenchanted and often ironic recount of his experience in the Big Apple, where he lived for eight years before moving to Buenos Aires
  • Gianluca Galletto
    The book “Italy Today. Politics, economy, and society” is a collection of essays that analyzes various aspects of the present Italian social, political and economical situation, singling out the structural components that make the country “the sick man of Europe”. The work was presented on November 20th at Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò
  • Not denying the importance of an analysis of Berlusconi and of 'Berlusconismo', the book "Italy Today, the Sick Man of Europe" focuses on other considerations to avoid the strong, recurrent and easy temptation to place all of Italy’s faults on Berlusconi’s shoulders. It will be presented on November 20 (6 pm) at Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò
  • On November 4 2009 the Italian Baroness Mariuccia Zerilli Marimò will be awarded The New York Landmarks Conservancy 2009 “Living Landmarks” Award. The founder of Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, hosted in a US National Historic Landmark building in Greenwich Village, she has deeply boosted the debate on Italian culture in New York City and is the first non-American to be granted this recognition.
  • Cliff Korman
    On October 25 the International Symposium "New Voices on Primo Levi" started at the Center for Jewish History. The first day included a concert for piano and soprano composed by Tzvi Avni. Two days of discussion will follow, the 26th at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NYU, and the 27th at CUNY Graduate Center.
  • "Bitter Spring" - Stan Pugliese talks about Ignazio Silone
    An interview with Stanislao G. Pugliese, Professor of History at Hofstra College and author of “Bitter Spring: A life of Ignazio Silone.” The controversial Italian writer—loved and hated in his country by anti-communists and anti-fascists alike—is studied in this book from historical, literary, and human perspectives.