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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...