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Famed Italian Soprano Magda Olivero Dies At 104

AP | Posted 09.11.2014 | Arts

MILAN (AP) — Italian soprano Magda Olivero, one of the most prominent interpreters of the Italian verismo operatic tradition whose career spanned 50...

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.

Famed Italian Tenor Dies

AP | Posted 07.29.2014 | Arts

MILAN (AP) — Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, considered one of the most authoritative interpreters of Verdi's operas, has died at the age of 90. The ...

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.

The First Appearance Since 1938

AP | Posted 06.17.2013 | Arts

MILAN -- Daniel Barenboim is conducting the first week-long presentation of Wagner's Ring cycle at La Scala since 1938. `'Der Ring des Nibelungen," w...

Opera's Shining Star

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts

MILAN — Alexander Pereira will arrive at the Milanese opera house La Scala as general manager in 2015 with a unique set of work experience that ...

Famous Opera House Reacts To Crisis

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 07.23.2013 | Arts

MILAN — La Scala has reduced the number of operas it will stage during the 2013-14 season due to Italy's economic crisis, the theater's general ...

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...

In Italy, A German Takeover

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 02.06.2013 | Arts

MILAN — Richard Wagner won over La Scala's ardent Verdi followers during the gala season premiere on Friday with a production of `'Lohengrin" th...

The Pope Will Finally Head-Bop Outside The Vatican

AP | Posted 05.04.2012 | Home

MILAN -- Pope Benedict XVI will attend a concert at the La Scala opera house of Beethoven's Ninth symphony conducted by Daniel Barenboim. The June 1 ...

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.

As Italy's Financial Crisis Deepens, Culture Takes Center Stage

AP | By COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 12.08.2011 | Home

MILAN -- Italian Premier Mario Monti took a short culture break from promoting his package of austerity and growth measures to attend La Scala's gala ...

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.

Al Gore's "Inconvenient Truth" Becoming An Opera

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

MILAN, Italy — First it was the film and the book. Now the next stop for Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" is opera. La Scala officials say the...