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A Marsala - Salvo Agria View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy Sicilian

Salvo Agria is a painter and according to him, art is the most liberating way of expressing oneself. He believes that a person doesn’t choose art, but that art chooses the person. He shows a painting that depicts three generations: a little girl, an adult woman, and an old woman.

Adriano - La tarantella View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Sicilian

Adriano tells us about the famous southern Italian folk dance, la tarantella. He also tries dancing it himself.

Amiche - È tempo di cantare View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Lucano

Our Maratea friends sing two very famous songs, by two equally famous singers, which continue to be sung by successive generations. We're talking about "Azzurro" [Blue] by Adriano Celentano and "L'italiano" [The Italian] by Toto Cutugno. Have fun listening!

Anna e Marika - in La Traviata di Giuseppe Verdi - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Anna and Marika tell the first part of the story of Violetta and Alfredo, their falling in love and their decision to live in Paris together. But their happiness doesn't last...

Anna e Marika - in La Traviata di Giuseppe Verdi - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Violetta writes a letter of farewell to Alfredo. He is miserable, but hears of a party where he is sure to see her. But there, things go from bad to worse. Alfredo ends up having to live abroad, and Violetta's illness gets much worse. Will they ever be able to embrace each other again?

Anna e Marika - in Rigoletto di Giuseppe Verdi - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Verdi's Rigoletto: intrigue, love, passion and cruelty. Brought to you by Anna and Marika.

Anna e Marika - in Rigoletto di Giuseppe Verdi - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto: more passion, intrigue, love, and cruelty at court. The curse is fulfilled!

Anna e Marika - in Il Barbiere di Siviglia di Gioacchino Rossini - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Meet the characters from "The Barber of Seville," an opera by Gioacchino Rossini that was first performed in 1816: brought to you by Anna and Marika.

Anna e Marika - in Il Barbiere di Siviglia di Gioacchino Rossini - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Anna and Marika tell us the story of Rosina, who in the midst of deception and intrigue, ends up getting married. But to whom? The one she loves, or the one who wants her at all costs?

Anna e Marika - in La Gazza Ladra - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Magpies [gazze ladre] in folklore are known to be attracted by shiny things. Rossini's opera "La Gazza Ladra" recounts the story of Ninetta, a servant girl. She is wrongly accused of stealing the silverware that the family magpie stole.

Anna e Marika - in La Gazza Ladra - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Italy

Ninetta is in prison, condemned to death, and things are looking very bleak, indeed. Don't worry though; in the end, love and justice win out, and everyone except the magistrate lives happily ever after.

Anna e Marika - Un Ristorante a Trastevere View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Anna and Marika are having lunch in the Trastevere quarter of Rome. Join them as they order traditional Roman pasta dishes and talk about Italian eating habits.

Anna presenta - l'Isola Tiberina View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The Tiber Island is a charming quarter of Rome, especially in the summer, because the small bars, restaurants, discos and particularly the open-air movie theater make it an ideal spot for spending a nice evening.

Anna presenta - Villa Borghese - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Villa Borghese is a large park in Rome with plenty of green space, including landscape gardens in both Italian and English style, fountains, statues and a lake. It also offers museums, a café, and a cinema.

Anna presenta - Villa Borghese - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

At the Villa Borghese there's lots you can do. There is something for everyone. Rent a bike, rickshaw or scooter, go rowing, take in some theater, or just relax!

Anna presenta - Piazza del Popolo View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Piazza del Popolo is one of Rome's most famous squares. It is at the foot of the Pincio Park. Three churches front on the piazza, two of which are famously known as the twins.

Anna presenta - La Bohème di Puccini - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Anna takes us to Paris, to a cold, dark attic room where she tells the beginning of the tragic but very romantic story of "La Boheme".

Anna presenta - La Bohème di Puccini - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

In this second and final segment of "La Bohème", Anna, as Lucia, goes on to tell us about her life. What will become of her?

Anna presenta - Madama butterfly di Giacomo Puccini View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Anna tells us the tragic story of Cio-cio-san, protagonist of "Madam Butterly", an opera by Giacomo Puccini, libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica. The opera was dedicated to the Queen of Italy, Elena di Montenegro.

Anna presenta - Aida di Giuseppe Verdi View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Anna shares Giuseppe Verdi's tragic story of love, war and taboo in ancient Egypt.

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