Andrea Bocelli: Audience of the Pope
The Italian tenor sings for Pope John Paul II. Contains a discography, sample lyrics in English/Italian, and links to interviews.
Bel Canto, Bella Lingua: The Italian Connection
A brief history of bel canto, the style of operatic singing that originated in Italian singing of multipart music and Italian courtly solo singing during the late 16th century and that was developed in Italian opera in the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries.
Il Canto di Malavita: Mafia Music
There's a subgenre of music devoted to the myth and romanticized version of the Mafia with soundtracks to mob movies and TV shows. Ironically, there really is an Italian folk form of music that glorifies the Mafia, known as il canto di malavita, a tradition of Calabria that continues to attract fans and critics.
The songs on the Italian Cafe' CD recall a time before rock and roll began to dominate popular music culture. This collection of classic and contemporary Italian songs includes the legends of the golden age as well as newer artists who draw on a wide range of influences.
Italian Musical Odyssey
Mention Italian music and most people think of opera operatic singers. They might have heard of the San Remo Music Festival or sung along to recordings of classic Neapolitan songs. But Italian folk music is a tradition that's had a long and creative history and is now enjoying a revival.
Sing For Your Supper
Dine on a veritable opera buffet featuring dinner plus music by professional opera singers. New York City restaurants with live opera provide two civilized pleasures in one evening.
The Origin of Musical Notation
"Do, Re, Mi..." sang Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music. Little did she realize that these syllables originated with an Italian monk over 1000 years ago.
Archivio Storico della Canzone Napoletana
Exhaustive archive that aims to collect, document, and digitize the la canzone napoletana.
Arena di Verona
Outdoor ampitheatre in Verona conducts opera, ballet, and other cultural events. Browse the program calendar, purchase tickets online, and read interviews with performers.
Diverse collection of information on over 1000 operatic arias. Includes translations and texts of most arias as well as a collection of MIDI files of operatic arias and ensembles.
Official site with tour calendar, news about the artist, chat, and special events.
The official web site of the opera diva is a comprehensive tribute. Includes a chronology of the singer's life, RealAudio clips of la voce della divina, and a bookshop.
Official site of the Italian crooner with music, video, television appearances, and news.
Download free MIDI and MP3 files of opera music.
Internet site for the defunct FM/AM Italian music radio station.
Reviews, views, concert and ticket information, and interviews from the online rock 'n roll insert of La Repubblica.
La Canzone d'Autore Italiana
Curated list of many Italian singers with accompanying biography and discography. Examples of entries range from pop to opera, classic, to pioneers.
One of the world's premier music theatres in Milano, where a virtual tour takes you backstage.
Official site of the popular singer Luciano Ligabue includes history and biography, discography, future projects, and concert dates.
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Purchase tickets online, check the schedule of opera, ballet, and concerts, and view the program of the music festival held every May in Florence.
Weekly preview of the Italian magazine of rock music and an archive of previous editions.
Museo degli Strumenti Musicali
Collection of instruments that was originally part of the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini. Over 50 instruments are on display, in large part from the collections of the Medici and Lorena, amassed during the second half of the XVII century and first half of the XIX century.
Extremely comprehensive and useful resource for opera fans. Contains information on performances, schedules for thousands of singers, and interactive maps in six languages.
Tour schedule, biography, news, and discography of the world-famous singer.
Biography of the master of theater that includes production notes, a synopsis of works such as Turandot and La Bohème, and an audio pronunciation guide.
The most popular radio franchise in Italy - pop music.
Radio Marte Stereo
Top 30, Italian talk radio, and tour information for Italian performers. Listeners of "Mars Radio" are affectionately known as Martians.
Sanremo Music Festival
Event calendar, video interviews, list of award winners, and history of the famous music festival held every February in the resort town.
Debut full-length CD by Gino Federice recorded in Italy with his 30-piece orchestra. The Torino-born musician performs such classics as O Sole Mio, Caruso, and La Nostra Serenata.
Teatro La Fenice
Official site of the famous Venetian opera house. Purchase tickets online and browse the seasons's musical calendar and special events.
The official site of Palermo's famous opera house has ticket subscription information, musical archives, and a calendar of concerts, recitals, and ballet.
Lyrics to popular music in both Italian and English.
Annual jazz festival held in July. Tickets can be purchased online.
A guide to the composer Giuseppe Verdi with a biography of the composer and his works, librettos, downloadable music, and a virtual visit to Teatro Verdi.
Official Web site of the singer Zucchero with a fan club, concert news, discography, lyrics, and photos.