Theater

Compagnia Vaccaro-Mauceri and Syracuse’s pupi

Pupi arrived in Syracuse in the last thirty years of the 19th century, when Francesco Puzzo built his first puppet (the exact date is...

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...

Italy and China come together at Turin’s Teatro Regio

by Rino Alessi The Turin Teatro Regio Foundation, the National Centre for the Performing Arts (Ncpa), and Beijing’s Opera House have recently reached an agreement on exchanges and...

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...

Compagnia Marionettistica Colla and Napoleon’s boots

When Charles Dickens watched a marionette show, “The Death of Napoleon”, in Milan in the early 1840s, he was greatly impressed by the emperor’s...

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...

Parma’s indissoluble bond with music: Teatro Farnese

by Rino Alessi Parma has an indissoluble bond not only with world-renowned cuisine and natural landscapes, but also with music. The strong reputation that the beautiful...

The Sferisterio in Macerata: from sports to theater

by Rino Alessi Historically speaking, a sphaeristerium was a place where ancient Greeks played ball (‘sfera’); in modern times, the word ‘sferisterio’ in Italian came to...

The miniature theaters: Valvasone and Arrigoni

by Rino Alessi Many theaters in Italy claim to be the smallest in the world, but we believe the record is truly set by the...

Teatro Massimo, the largest theater in Italy

by Rino Alessi An icon if Italian musical excellence in Sicily, Palermo’s Teatro Massimo Vittorio Emanuele – more simply known as Teatro Massimo – is...

The two souls of Bolzano’s Theater

by Rino Alessi The Teatro Comunale di Bolzano (or ‘Stadttheater Bozen’ in German, meaning “Bolzano’s City Theater”) was designed by architect Marco Zanuso, and is one...

Teatro Verdi in Trieste

by Rino Alessi “On the occasion of the opening of the New Theater of the City and Free Port of Trieste, in the spring of 1801,...

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The wondrous Gothic, medieval frescoes of the Oratory of San Pellegrino

The Oratory of San Pellegrino is located in Bominaco, a hamlet not far from Caporciano, in the province of L'Aquila. It was probably commissioned...

LUMEN: a museum of photography, 2,275 meters up high

by Barbara Palladino On the top of the Kronplatz (or Plan de Corones), near Brunico (Bolzano) – an enchanted place that only the mountains could create...

Sicilian Moor heads: a legend of universal love

by Barbara Palladino “Moor heads” or “teste di moro” are colorful, ceramic vases that represent the face of a man and a woman, with a...

A legend of love at the castle of Torrechiara, “nunc et semper”

by Barbara Palladino The Castle of Torrechiara rises next to the medieval town of the same name in Langhirano, in the province of Parma. On its...