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Ciao, Amici - Buona Estate! Happy Summer!! I hope your are enjoying our continuing nice cool weather after all the heat in May. It is good for the plants and definitely easy on our water supply... As promised a few weeks ago, here are the details about this year's Ferragosto...... Read more [...]
LE MATTATRICI. For the 2014 annual Cinema Italiano Classico we are going to present an homage to the Italian women who have left an indelible mark on the history of cinema. The term “il mattatore” is usually reserved for the male actor who captures the limelight on the stage. This year we are going to apply it to the women who have been featured prominently as actors, directors, and writers, and have left a mark in comedy and drama.... Read more [...]
Ciao, Amici - Falstaff is believed to be the finest operatic comedy ever written with its great libretto and brilliant score. One could define it as a "witty operatic romp." The story is simple: Sir John Falstaff attempts to seduce two married ladies to improve his love life and his finances. Unfortunately, things do not go as planned..... Read more [...]