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  • Art & Culture
    Judith Harris(July 28, 2015)
    Despite the graft and graffiti, and the New York Times dissing Rome, Italy continues to vaunt countless islands of excellence, where the landscape is unspoiled, the finest of foods are offered at fair prices, treasures of art are visible and newly restored, and music fills the air. In short, the best of the Italian cultural riches not only survive, but thrive.
  • 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
    Julian Sachs(December 09, 2010)
    2010 marks the centennial of Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West, premiered in New York. The Italian Cultural Institute celebrated by hosting a panel of experts and announcing the launch of a special website for this occasion.
  • 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