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  • 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.
  • ‘Opera Italiana is in the Air’ returns to Central Park Monday, July 1st at 7pm. A free outdoor concert which will feature works from the famous Italian composers, Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini and Gioachino Rossini.
  • On July 2, Naumburg Bandshell turned into an enchanted place at nightfall. The last edition of Opera Italiana is in the Air was a great success thanks to an amazing orchestra and a special conductor, who is proof that in life it is worth pursuing one's dreams
  • 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.
  • Alberto taught me a basic rule of meritocracy: the importance of giving credit where credit is due. He taught me that one’s reputation may be built day by day through concrete action; it does not derive from a role or position; an approach that I have found so deeply grounded in the American culture.
  • For another season Fred Plotkin will sit down with guests from the opera world at NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò. Plotkin, a world-renowned speaker and writer much admired for his passion and thorough knowledge of the topics he loves, of which opera is one, was recently honored with the Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia
  • Fred Plotkin is a world-renowned speaker and writer, much admired for his passion and thorough knowledge of the topics he loves. Looking forward to the upcoming evening with guest Francesco Ernani, i-Italy discusses his memorable conversations held at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò.