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the bel canto opera style during the
first fifty years of the nineteenth
century. Shown on the state-of-the-
art Steinberg Screen at the BAMHar-
vey Theater, each screening of the
Met: Live in HD productions will
be preceded by a discussion with
renowned soprano Deborah Voigt,
moderated by Met Opera Senior Ra-
dio Producer Mary Jo Heath.
Jun25
MyTwo Italies
6:00pm
Italian Cultural
Institute of NewYork,
686 Park
Avenue
iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork
A poignant personal account from
a child of Calabrian peasants whose
lifelong study of Italy unveils the
mysteries of this Bel Paese, “Beauti-
ful Land,” where artistic genius and
political corruption have gone hand
in hand from the time of Michel-
angelo to The Sopranos. The child
of Italian immigrants Joseph Luzzi
straddles these two perspectives to
link his family’s dramatic story to
Italy’s North-South divide, its quest
for a unifying language, and its pas-
sion for art, food, and family.
My Two
Italies
(Farrar, Straus andGiroux 2014)
“deals with the enduring discon-
nect between the ideal Italy that is
admired as a center of civilization,
and the hardship and hardness of
the emigrant experience. Both come
vividly alive in Luzzi’s heartfelt and
illuminating book.”—Gay Talese,
author of
Unto the Sons
. Presented by
Anthony Julian Tamburri, Dean, The
John D. Calandra Italian American
Institute of Queens College, CUNY
and Professor of Italian & Italian/
American Studies.
Jun26
ElectricGuitarIn
MyLife.Luca
Nostro.SoloConcert
6:00pm
Italian Cultural Institute of
NewYork,
686 Park Avenue
iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork
This concert is dedicated to Ital-
ian and American composers of
contemporary music who brought
electric guitar to its extremes.
From soft and groovy minimal-
ism to rock, psychedelic, noise and
electronic music, electric guitar is
a versatile instrument that can be
played for various musical genres.
This solo concert by Luca Nostro
is an attempt to gather some of
them. The program features songs
from Michele Tadini’s Scenario
(2001), David Lang’s
Warmth
(2006),
Maurizio Pisati’s
Var är du?
(2007),
Steve Reich’s
Electric Counterpoint
(1987), Alessandro Ratoci’s
Upside
Down
(2014), Umberto Fiorentino’s
L’Uomo Duplicato
(2014) and the US
premiere of Fausto Romitelli Trash’s
TV Trance
(2002).
June28
FinalDayofCIMA’s
DeperoInstallation
11:00am,1:00pm
&3:00pm
CIMA, Center for Italian
Modern Art,
421 Broome Street
italianmodernart.org
CIMA’s inaugural installation of
masterworks by Italian Futurist
Fortunato Depero highlights rarely
seen paintings, sculpture, drawings
and tapestries dating from the art-
ist’s most fertile period, from his
first forays into Futurism in 1913
through the early 1930’s. The pre-
sentation marks the first time that
a large body of the artist’s work is on
view since Depero lived in NewYork
in the late 1920s and established a
Futurist House in Chelsea. Guided
visits by appointment, $10 (free for
students with valid ID).
Jun29
FatheroftheRadio
5:00pm
Dorothea’sHouse.Casadi
Cultura Italiana,
120 John Street,
Princeton, NJ
dorotheashouse.org
An illustrated lecture onGuglielmo
Marconi, the famed “father of radio”
who received the 1909 Nobel Prize
in Physics for his pioneering work in
wireless communication. The lecture
will be given y byMarconi’s daughter,
Princess Elettra Marconi, co-author
(with her mother, Contessa Maria
CristinaMarconi) andeditor of
Marco-
ni,My Beloved
(1995). PrincessMarconi
will speak about her lif and give eye-
witnessaccountsofherfather’swork,
including his development of Vatican
Radio and his scientific experiments
on board the floating laboratory, the
yacht Elettra. The lecture is inEnglish
andfreetothepublic.Areceptionand
book signing will follow.
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