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online exhibition > CARUSO, CORELLI, DI STEFANO 1921-2021
online exhibition > CARUSO, CORELLI, DI STEFANO 1921-2021Monday, August 02, 2021 → Tuesday, August 02, 2022

It was 1921, 100 years ago. Enrico Caruso, one of the most famous singers in history, died in Naples. That same year Giuseppe Di Stefano and Franco Corelli, two of the great tenors of the last century, and the stars of legendary performances at Teatro alla Scala (Milan), were born.  To celebrate these grea...

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in person > Goldschmied & Chiari: Magnifica (at Cody Gallery)
in person > Goldschmied & Chiari: Magnifica (at Cody Gallery)Thursday, September 02, 2021 → Saturday, December 04, 2021

The Embassy of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, DC, and International Arts & Artists, in collaboration with Cody Gallery at Marymount University, are pleased to present Goldschmied & Chiari’s first solo show in Washington DC, "Magnifica". The exhibit, curated by Allison Nance, will debut ...

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in person > A Window to Europe: Through Literature and Art
in person > A Window to Europe: Through Literature and ArtMonday, September 27, 2021 → Sunday, January 23, 2022

Plain Sight DC and the EU National Institutes of Culture in Washington, DC (EUNIC) are proud to present A Window to Europe: Through Literature and Art, a series of short exhibitions featuring eleven visual artists from the Washington, DC region who will create work in response to eleven books by European writers, as...

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streaming > KIDS EURO FEST 2021
streaming > KIDS EURO FEST 2021Saturday, October 09, 2021 → Sunday, October 31, 2021

  Welcome to the 14th edition of the Kids Euro Fest! It’s like taking a trip to Europe – but you don’t need a passport!  Organized by the EU Delegation to the United States, KEF is one is one of the largest performing arts festivals for children in America, bringing some of Euro...

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streaming > L’Inferno by Francesco Bertolini, with an original soundtrack by Marco Castelli
streaming > L’Inferno by Francesco Bertolini, with an original soundtrack by Marco CastelliMonday, October 18, 2021 → Sunday, October 24, 2021

L'Inferno (1911), a silent movie by Francesco Bertolini, Giuseppe de Liguoro and Adolfo Padovan, is the first big budget production in the history of Italian cinema. Inspired by the famous engravings by Gustave Doré, the film was an unprecedented colossal: 3 years in t...

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online exhibition > DANTE PLUS 700 USA
online exhibition > DANTE PLUS 700 USAMonday, October 18, 2021 → Thursday, November 18, 2021

Dante Alighieri is perhaps the best known poet in the world, and the Divine Comedy has certainly influenced the imagination of every generation that has come after it. The work of Il Sommo Poeta (the Supreme Poet) endures across space and time, remaining very much alive in our present world. It is an exceptional...

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streaming > Liszt & Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata – A performance by pianist Daniela Roma
streaming > Liszt & Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata – A performance by pianist Daniela RomaMonday, October 18, 2021 → Thursday, November 18, 2021

In this video, recorded live at the Edwards Auditorium, University of Rhode Island, pianist Daniela Roma interprets Fantasia quasi Sonata by F. Liszt, a piece inspired by the composer's reading of Dante’s Divine Comedy. Many composers have been inspired by Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, one&n...

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Streaming > Artemis Danza - Ombre
Streaming > Artemis Danza - Ombre Monday, October 18, 2021 → Thursday, November 18, 2021

Commemorating the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri's death and on the occasion of the 21st Annual Week of Italian Language in the World,  Artemis Danza, an Italian modern dance company founded and directed by Monica Casadei, reinterprets select passages from The Divine Comedy. In this three short...

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streaming  > Atlas by Niccolò Castelli
streaming > Atlas by Niccolò CastelliMonday, October 18, 2021 → Monday, October 25, 2021

Joining the celebrations for the 21st Annual Week of Italian Language in the World, the Embassy of Switzerland in the U.S. dedicates its October 2021 edition of the Swiss Film Club to Atlas, a feature by Niccolò Castelli. The film will be shown with English subtitles. Atlas follow Allegra, a young woman ...

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online > Dante, l’Italiano – free ebook curated by the Accademia della Crusca (Italian Only)
online > Dante, l’Italiano – free ebook curated by the Accademia della Crusca (Italian Only)Monday, October 18, 2021 → Thursday, November 18, 2021

In occasione della XXI Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo, che si terrà dal 18 al 24 ottobre 2021, vienediffuso gratuitamente in formato elettronico il libro Dante, l’italiano, edito dall’Accademia della Crusca e goWare e curato da Giovanna Frosini e Giuseppe Polimeni. L’Accademia della C...

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streaming > Molecules (Molecole) by Andrea Segre
streaming > Molecules (Molecole) by Andrea SegreMonday, November 01, 2021 → Sunday, November 07, 2021

As part of Films Across Borders 2021, a series of critically acclaimed films, documentaries, and shorts from around the world co-presented by American University, we are pleased to announce the screening of Molecules (Molecole), a documentary by Andrea Segre. Stuck in his hometown, Venice, during the pandemic, director...

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available online > The Artemisia Connection - A Webinar at Casa Buonarroti Museum in Florence
available online > The Artemisia Connection - A Webinar at Casa Buonarroti Museum in FlorenceFriday, December 31, 2021

When Michelangelo the Younger commissioned a 5-month pregnant Artemisia Gentileschi to paint the Allegory of Inclination on Casa Buonarroti’s ceiling, the fee was three times that of her male counterparts. Her allegorical depiction represented just one of many 'virtues' painted to commemorate the qualities of ‘th...

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available online > Discovering Ancient Egypt with Museo Egizio
available online > Discovering Ancient Egypt with Museo EgizioFriday, December 31, 2021

  Located in Turin, Italy, Museo Egizio — the world’s oldest museum dedicated to ancient Egyptian culture — is home to the largest collection of Egyptian antiquities outside of Egypt. For nearly two centuries, Museo Egizio has led the way in bridging our knowledge of ancient Egypt — bringin...

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available online > Canzoni by Patrizia Laquidara
available online > Canzoni by Patrizia LaquidaraFriday, December 31, 2021

Born in Sicily and adopted by Venice, Patrizia Laquidara is one of the most elusive, multifaceted, and brilliant singer-songwriter in the Italian music scene. Occasionally also actress and writer, Patrizia became “a cult figure”: her voice has been described “sometimes sweet and continuous, as well as raging and...

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available online > Make Music Day: Enrico Rava & Bebo Ferra Duo
available online > Make Music Day: Enrico Rava & Bebo Ferra DuoFriday, December 31, 2021 → Monday, January 31, 2022

Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 120 countries. In Italy alone, there will be more than 400 events, with the participation of about 5,000 artists performing virtually, in p...

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