Standing in front of me that early afternoon was one of Naples last remaining posteggiatori, or public singers, the remnant of a Neapolitan tradition going back several hundred years. He’s Alfredo Imparato and when he isn’t working as a custodian in a middle school in Posillipo, he’s on the streets of the city.
Just two years later, Maestra Stefania Rinaldi returned to the San Carlo taking her place in front of another group of talented musicians. One of the founders of the theater’s Children’s Choir, the Coro di Voci Bianche del Teatro di San Carlo, Stefania has been its faithful director since its inception in 2004.
A rich program of the Neapolitan musical tradition running from February 23rd through April 24th, Trianon music live includes 12 regular series performances, 1 free concert and 3 special shows by artists from the Neapolitan music and theater scene.
There are some Neapolitan songs I love for the lyrics, others for the music, and some for reasons I find hard to explain. Malafemmena, or Evil Woman as it is known in English definitely falls into the latter category.
I went to see L’Opera da Tre Soldi, the Three Penny Opera at the San Carlo Theater the other night. A social commentary set in Victorian London, it was written by the German dramatist Bertolt Brecht and composer Kurt Weill, opening in Berlin in 1928. Since then it has been performed more than 10,000 times throughout the world. […]
There are places that you go to, and once is enough. And then there is Napoli. John Turturro, Passione.
Perhaps the most famous Neapolitan cantautore – singer-songwriter, Daniele’s musical style is what he termed taramblù, a mix of traditional Neapolitan tarantella, rumba, and blues. His Napule è, a poignant narrative about the contradictions, indifference, and social injustices in the city in which he was born and raised written when he was just 18 years old.
I’ve recently been discovering Neapolitan Music – Canzone Napoletana, or more precisely Neapolitan Song. It’s not that I haven’t heard it before. You can’t live in Naples without hearing Neapolitan music. It’s like a life blood that pumps through their veins. The music can be heard in the shops, the restaurants and on the streets. And at […]