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  • The rapturous musical heart of Italy, Umbria boasts over twenty annual festivals in which music is the centerpiece, from the renowned Spoleto Festival created by the late composer Gian Carlo Menotti to Umbria Jazz and the Classical Music Foundation concert series in Perugia.
  • Art & Culture
    ALICE BONVICINI(March 03, 2011)
    An exhibit about Maria Callas in her native New York at the Italian Cultural Institute. Costumes, jewelry and memorabilia of one of the greatest sopranos of all time
  • Adventures in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin
    Art & Culture
    Julian Sachs(September 30, 2010)
    As the classical music scene in New York picks up where it left off three months ago, opera expert Fred Plotkin leads the fourth season of talks, Adventures in Italian Opera, at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò of New York University.
  • Events: Reports
    Julian Sachs(May 01, 2010)
    The final weeks of the 2009-2010 season, with new productions and repertoire, Muti's final concerts with the New York Philharmonic and Pollini's all-Chopin recitals.
  • Art & Culture
    Julian Sachs(January 29, 2010)
    A month of opera reviewed: the new Carmen at the Met, Domingo and Verdi, and Zeffirelli's Turandot. Plus a look at the upcoming month at Lincoln Center and beyond
  • Art & Culture
    Gina Di Meo(October 08, 2007)
    You can’t say they are an army but they are close. I am talking about the Italians at the Metropolitan Opera, those both onstage and backstage of one of the most famous theaters in the world. Counting singers, conductors, assistants, musicians, productors, and designers, they are nearly 50, without considering those who in some ways have Italian origins.
  • Art & Culture
    Gina Di Meo(September 23, 2007)
    He is definitely the man of the moment, or rather the tenor of the moment, and he is Italian. The spotlights of the Metropolitan Opera are constantly trained on Marcello Giordani, a Sicilian from the town of Augusta, 44 years old, and...