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Alfredo Imparato – Keeping the Music Alive

By at January 22, 2013 | 4:35 pm | 0 Comment


by Kathy Sherak I've spent several different years of my life living, studying, working, and traveling widely in Italy. For no apparent reason, I had never explored Naples. Happily, that grand oversight was erased a year ago when my husband and I went back to Italy after a long hiatus and in the middle of our nostalgia tour, were offered the ultimate golden opportunity

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Behind the Music with Stefania Rinaldi

By at June 14, 2012 | 2:05 pm | 0 Comment


In 2002 a young woman stepped up to the podium of the oldest and one of the most beautiful Opera Houses in Europe, the San Carlo Theater. Certainly, a hushed silence must have washed over the crowd as they waited for her arm to raise, the music to begin. Surely, it must have been so quiet one could hear a pin drop as a Neapolitan woman took center stage in the universally

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Teatro Trianon Presents Trianon Music Live

By at February 13, 2012 | 12:18 pm | 0 Comment


Following the successful series of programming during the Christmas season that included the Passione Tour and Peppe Barra in La Cantata dei Pastori, Teatro Trianon, the Theater of the Neapolitan Song presents Trianon music live. A rich program of the Neapolitan musical tradition running from February 23rd through April 24th, Trianon music live includes 12

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Totò’s Malafemmena

By at February 1, 2012 | 8:07 pm | 7 Comments


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 don't know what it is about the song, it just haunts me. It carves out a tiny little piece of my soul every time I hear it and I connect with

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Aria Nuova Ushers in a New Spirit at Naples San Carlo Theater

By at January 20, 2012 | 5:19 pm | 0 Comment


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. Starring Massimo Ranieri with

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John Turturro’s Passione

By at July 10, 2011 | 1:06 pm | 1 Comments


There are places that you go to, and once is enough. And then there is Napoli. John Turturro, Passione. The long-awaited stateside release of John Turturro's Passione made its debut at New York City's Film Forum on June 22nd to rave reviews. It's been so successful in fact that it is being held over until July 14th with six showings a day. A limited release,

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Napule è

By at February 10, 2011 | 3:34 pm | 0 Comment


Naples is a thousand colors, Naples is a thousand fears. Naples is the voice of the children that raises slowly, gently and you know you are not alone.   Naples is a bitter sun, Naples is the smell of the sea. Naples is a dirty piece of paper And no one cares about it And everyone awaits their fate.   Naples is a stroll In

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‘O Sole Mio

By at November 4, 2010 | 7:18 am | 1 Comments


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 every family

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