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  • On Saturday December 7, the day of St. Ambrogio, patron saint of the city of Milan, an audience composed of prestigious figures including President Sergio Mattarella, Senator Liliana Segre, fashion designer Domenico Dolce, and even American singer, musician and author Patti Smith, gathered at the prestigious La Scala Theatre for this Opera season’s opening night: a central event dedicated to the celebration of culture and its importance to society.
  • Stefano Albertini interviews Fred Plotkin at Casa Italiana All Photos by: Molly Engleman
    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.
  • Kairos Italy Theater brings to Dicapo Opera a sharp satire written by a great, contemporary Italian woman playwright, Franca Valeri. Starring Laura Caparrotti and Marta Mondelli, the play is inspired by the storyline, the main characters and settings of all three acts of the opera by Giacomo Puccini. Running until March 30.
  • 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.