Music

An echo of music resounds in the Dolomites

From July 7th to August 31st 2017, one of Trentino’s most popular summer events returns: “Sounds of the Dolomites”, the high-altitude music festival that...

Lina Cavalieri and the most beautiful kiss in the world

On December 5th 1906, Lina Cavalieri gave tenor Enrico Caruso a passionate kiss in front of an astounded audience, caught completely by surprise by...

Mozart and the Antique Piano Museum in Ala

Palazzo de’ Pizzini, in Ala (Trento) – currently home to the Antique Piano Museum – once welcomed the great Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Towards the end...

Puccini’s “Tosca”, as told by Metlicovitz

A great painter and set designer from Trieste, Leopoldo Metlicovitz (1869-1944), illustrated twelve postcards on the occasion of the first performance of Puccini’s “Tosca”...

Mogol, CET, and folk culture. An interview

by Paolo Mattei “I could live anywhere: all I need are a pencil and a piece of paper…” That is how Giulio Rapetti, alias Mogol, starts...

The National Museum of Musical Instruments in Rome

Rome’s National Museum of Musical Instruments was born out of a great passion for collecting – a trait that, according to Nietzsche, belongs only...

Giacomo Puccini: posters for memories and music

Great artists for a great composer: Giacomo Puccini (1858 -1924) inspired painters Leopoldo Metlicovitz, Adolfo Hohenstein, Mario Cetta, Giuseppe Palanti, Vespasiano Bignami... and famous...

Milan’s Teatro dei Filodrammatici: a story of Italian excellence

by Rino Alessi Teatro dei Filodrammatici is one of Italy’s major centers for dramatic arts, and one of the oldest cultural institutions in Milan. Located at...

Luzzati, Gianini and Rossini: three brilliant minds for a masterpiece

Ladies and gentlemen, we now present a wonder of Italian animation, the work of two masters: Emanuele Luzzati and Giulio Gianini. It is a short...

A tractor, a song, and a villa: this is jazz

Take a pre-war tractor, a guitar and a banjo, with two musicians and a jazzy Italian song from the 1930s. Then place everything at...

The 35th Rossini Opera Festival

by Rino Alessi The most important opera house in Pesaro was dedicated in 1854 to Rossini, who was born in this town in Marche in 1792....

The Renata Tebaldi Museum – alive with the voice of an angel

by Rino Alessi The newborn Renata Tebaldi Museum in Busseto pays homage to a beautiful voice and to Italian excellence in singing. It is located in...

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Nanda Vigo: the “light artist”

by Barbara PalladinoArchitect, designer and artist Nanda Vigo recently passed away in Milan. An undisputed protagonist of the creative scene in the...

Fontana dell’Acqua Paola: Roman icon

The Fontana dell’Acqua Paola (Acqua Paola Fountain) is one of Rome’s most famous sites and has appeared in movies and songs. Also...