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 opera italiana 2018

Opera Italiana is in the Air

July 2, 2018

  6pm - 7:30pm

Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park


This is the second edition of "open air concert" that aims at engaging the diverse population of NYC, encouraging everyone to attend, learn, and enjoy Italian Opera firsthand in a casual, family-friendly outdoor environment.

The program will focus on arias and ensembles from Verdi’s Rigoletto, Traviata, Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Puccini's operas and others, and also a new arrangement composed especially for the occasion by Paola Prestini (one of the top female composers in the world). Among the musicians, 13 year old Paulina Castro, from the New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composer program.

Dani Bedoni is the producer and MC. Alvise Casellati is the president and music director who will conduct the orchestra, composed of musicians from the Metropolitan Opera, students from Manhattan School of Music, Juilliard, NYU, New England Conservatory, New York Youth Symphony, and more.

The evening will also feature Italian lessons, Italian chocolates, and a love for all things Italian!



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Alberto Savinio’s “Les chants de la mi-mort”

Thursday. June 21 2018

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

ISSUE Project Room

22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn, NY 


U.S. premiere of Alberto Savinio’s “Les chants de la mi-mort” with new work by Nick Hallett.

ISSUE Project Room, in partnership with CIMA, presents an evening of experimental opera curated by Lauren Rosati. The program features the first American re-staging of Alberto Savinio’s 1914 avant-garde operetta Les chants de la mi-mort (Songs of the Half-Dead) and the New York City concert premiere of the latest scene in composer-vocalist Nick Hallett’s serial opera, To Music. The performances take place prior to the final weekend of CIMA’s critically acclaimed Alberto Savinio exhibition.