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A Ballet at la Scala, One of Europe's Most Acclaimed Theaters

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 03.30.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Don Chisciotte featuring Alessandra Vassallo as Kitri and Antonino Sutera as Basilio. Photo credit: Brescia e Amisano. From the outside, la Scala loo...

Magical Evening in Milan

Lina de la Torre | Posted 01.04.2016 | Arts
Lina de la Torre

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons Looking for the chance to spend a magical evening in Milan? Attending an opera at the famous La Scala theatre in the...

Meet The Man Taking Over The Bolshoi Theater Post-Acid Attack

The Associated Press | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.26.2015 | Arts

MOSCOW (AP) — The Bolshoi Theater has announced that Makhar Vaziev, the Russian ballet director at Italy's La Scala, will be joining the renowned Mo...

Elaine Stritch, Carlo Bergonzi, Mary Rodgers and Lorin Maazel (Part 1)

John Mauceri | Posted 10.04.2014 | Arts
John Mauceri

Within the past month we have read with sadness of the deaths of four important artists who seemingly have little in common: composer and author Mary Rodgers Guettel, internationally famous American conductor Lorin Maazel, Broadway and cabaret star Elaine Stritch, and the legendary operatic tenor Carlo Bergonzi. They do actually have one thing in common: me.

Olga Peretyatko: A Nightingale Soars Among the Stars

Simon Hewitt | Posted 11.03.2013 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

An impish, witty, self-deprecating girl with twinkling hazelnut eyes is sending gusts of fresh air whooshing through the opera world. Her flight to the top has been a libretto in its own right.

Ballet Superstar Roberto Bolle Talks Favorite Dancers, Choreographers and Katy Perry

Adria Rolnik | Posted 07.09.2013 | Arts
Adria Rolnik

How does Roberto Bolle, Italian ballet superstar and one of Italy's most beloved artists, find a moment to sit down and chat?

Diana Ross Causes A Scene

Posted 01.07.2013 | Celebrity

The diva strikes back. Never one to shy away from dramatics, former Supremes headliner Diana Ross caused a scene in a Beverly Hills restaurant last...

The Mommy Field Trip: 48 (Offspring-Free) Hours In LA

Amy Tara Koch | Posted 03.17.2012 | Style
Amy Tara Koch

Exhaustion is simply par for the Pampers ridden course. How to reclaim one's moxie? The mommy field trip: a weekend getaway sans children. My vision of Zen is a sunny and glamorous spot where I can rest my mind, energize my body and rejuvenate my complexion.

My Italian Dream in Beijing

Diego Della Valle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Diego Della Valle

Tod's customers -- whatever their nationality -- want the very best things in life. Through this collaboration with La Scala, I feel I finally have a vehicle for expressing the true essence of what we do. This is a realization of my Italian dream.

La Stupenda, Dame Joan Sutherland, Dies

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert Weller

Considered by many to be the coloratura soprano of the past century, Dame Joan Sutherland has died. Australian media said the Sydney-born bel canto diva died at age 83 in Switzerland.

Italian Cultural Institute of N.Y. Hosts "Milano for the Young Generation"

Jim Luce | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

Fifty selected guests were invited this week to a "one-day-art-event: Nourishment for the Soul" in New York. Hosted by the Comune di Milano and EXPO2...

'Opera Was My Secret Love': Interview with Roberto Alagna

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Christina Patterson

That Roberto Alagna gives, through the miracle of his voice, a great deal of happiness is not in doubt. Nor, I think, is the price of it.

Cheering Alone

Terry Curtis Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Terry Curtis Fox

A decent seat at a ballgame will go for five, six, or seven times the price of a center orchestra seat on Broadway. This has never been true in my lifetime. For the game, this is a disaster.