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Parma, Italian Capital of Culture 2020

With the slogan La cultura batte il tempo Parma is the new Italian Capital of Culture Every year the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism designates a Capital of Culture to support and enhance its cultural activities. Nearly two years have passed since Parma was appointed the Italian Capital of Culture 2020. … Continued

The top 5 Italian Operas

Opera is the quintessential element of Italian culture. Famous composers and singers have populated opera houses around the globe for centuries. What are the most famous Italian operas of all time?

Così fan tutte or the School of Lovers

Article adapted from an original piece by A Venetian in Toronto Introduction With the Carnival time approaching and the production of Così fan tutte in town, I have taken the chance to pen a few lines about this interesting opera by the genius duo of our very Italian librettist and libertine Lorenzo Da Ponte and Austrian … Continued

Rossini 150. An operatic anniversary

by Sebastiano  Bazzichetto [adapted from The Yellow Gloves] Gioacchino Rossini passed away on November the 13th of 1868. Hence the just-passed year marked the 150th anniversary from his death, and I thought it was compulsory to spend a few words, and some more than a few to remember him. To say that Rossini was quite … Continued

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