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  • The globally renowned artistic manager and consultant to cultural institutions, Francesca Campagna, known for both her deep knowledge of opera and her ability to extend the reach of preeminent artists and institutions to new audiences, becomes the first female and immigrant General Director of the Center for Contemporary Opera. (CCO)
  • The 19th edition of Festival Verdi, dedicated to the Maestro, one of the leading figures of Italian Opera known and loved across the globe, will take place in the towns of Parma and Busseto from September 26 to October 20. We asked Anna Maria Meo, the Director of Parma’s Teatro Regio a few questions about the Festival, the Theatre, their rich and varied programming, and about the music of Verdi today. We also spoke with Francesca Campagna, Executive Director of the New York-based International Friends of Festival Verdi, to learn more about this initiative to promote the Festival here in the US.
  • As news of Franco Zeffirelli’s death reached I-Italy, we looked back at our past issues and found a photo taken by Zeffirelli’s adopted son, Giuseppe, of New Yorker Steve Acunto and his daughter, Claudia during a visit to the Maestro’s home in Rome in 2013. We invited Mr Acunto to remember the Maestro, recalling that Spring afternoon.
  • Marco Pelle, photo credit: Alexo Wandael
    Fatti e Storie
    Francesca Pili(December 10, 2018)
    Vincitore del PrimiDieci USA Awards nel 2016, il coreografo italiano ci racconta la strada percorsa, tra vita e danza, che lo ha portato al successo
  • Powerful vibrato and soaring arias echoed through the Embassy of Italy on the evening of Monday, September 24, revitalizing the classic opera La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi. The Italian Cultural Institute and the Washington National Opera (WNO) presented a special preview of this famous story of love and of sacrifice, which debuts at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC on October 6.
  • Naumburg Bandshell - Central Park, New York
    Art & Culture
    N. D.(June 26, 2018)
    A night filled with incredible talent and Italian musical tradition is what will be displayed for “Opera Italiana is in the Air” July 2, under the musical direction of MC Alvise Casellati and supported by the Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute of New York.
  • Arte e Cultura
    Alex Catti(October 06, 2017)
    Giuseppe Verdi sfila sulla quinta strada? Si quest'annoi il Columbus Day ha un nuovo protagonista che grazie all'idea, regia ed interpretazione di Massimiliano Finarzzer, si incontra con la gente che assiste alla parata italiana piu' importante negli Stati Uniti.
  • Marching on Fifth Avenue? Yes, this year's Columbus Day Parade has a new protagonist, and thanks to the idea, direction, and performance of Massimiliano Finazzer, he will meet the people attending the most important Italian parade in the United States.
  • The 1st ANNUAL CONCERT CELEBRATION “Opera Italiana” Most Loved Music by Rossini, Verdi, Puccini” With Central Park Symphony Orchestra & Acclaimed Opera Stars: Michelle Bradley, Soprano, Renée Tatum, Mezzosoprano, Noah Stewart, Tenor, David Perhsall, Baritone. Music Director: Alvise Casellati

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