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on November 10, 1928, Morricone is
celebrating his 85th birthday this
year. He has composed a staggering
body of music, including scores for
more than 450 films and over 100
pieces of concert music.
Jun17
Re-reading Italian
Americana
6:00pm
Italian Cultural Institute of
NewYork,
686 Park Avenue
iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork
Fred Gardaphé, Distinguished
Professor of English and Italian
American Studies at the Queens
College (CUNY), presents the lat-
est work by Anthony J. Tamburri,
Dean of the John D. Calandra Ital-
ian American Institute. Re-reading
Italian Americana:
Specificities and
Generalities on Literature and Criticism
(Fairleigh Dickinson UP 2014) is di-
vided into three sections. The first
deals with the general situation of
Italian/American literature and its
reception both in the United States
and in Italy. Section two discusses
specific authors and section three
examines the current state of criti-
cism dedicated to Italian/American
literature. The
Midwest Book Review
considers it a “work of impressive
and meticulous scholarship,” while
Frank Lentricchia labeled it “a land-
mark in the field.”
Jun22
MetDuet:
Anna
Bolena
and
Maria
Stuarda
12:00pm
BAM,BrooklynAcademyof
Music,
1 MetroTech Roadway,
Brooklyn
bam.org
BAM and the Metropolitan Opera
join forces for a special encore pre-
sentation of two Donizetti tragedia
lirica productions,
Anna Bolena
and
Maria Stuarda
. Gaetano Donizetti
was an Italian composer from Ber-
gamo in Lombardy. Along with Gio-
achino Rossini and Vincenzo Bellini,
Donizetti was a leading composer of
Jun12, 13&14
EnricoBrignano is
Rugantino
8:00pm(Thursday&
Friday)and 2:00pm(Friday)
NewYorkCityCenter,
131
West 55th Street
nycitycenter.org
Rugantino
, one of Italy’s most suc-
cessful musicals, is coming to New
York City Center to celebrate the
50th anniversary of its debut on
Broadway. See Italy’s top comedian
Enrico Brignano as Rugantino, plus
70 actors, dancers and singers! Set
in 19th century Rome,
Rugantino
tells
the story of a fun-loving scoundrel
who has plenty of ‘ruganza, or ar-
rogance. When he makes a bet that
he can seduce the wife of one of
Rome’s most prominent citizens,
he gets more than he bargained for.
Created by Garinei and Giovannini
and written in collaboration with
Pasquale Festa Campanile, Massimo
Franciosa and Luigi Magni,
Rugantino
debuted at Teatro Sistina in Rome on
December 15, 1962. It later opened
on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger
Theater, where it played a sold-out,
three-week run in February of 1964.
Jun13
EnnioMorricone
8:00pm
BarclaysCenter
620 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn
barclayscenter.com
After his extremely successful show
at Radio City Music Hall and at the
U.N. in 2007, demand for Ennio Mor-
ricone to return to NewYork City has
been high. The Maestro will be back
this June and will conduct an en-
semble of 200 musicians and singers
performing some of his landmark film
music. Many Americans have grown
up hearing Morricone’s soundtracks
for popular television shows and
films, but now they have the oppor-
tunity to see them performed live in
an impressive,brand newsetting.The
performancewill focus onhis long list
of movie scores, from the 60s to the
present day, and his signature mix of
classic and pop music. Born in Rome
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