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A Marsala - Ezio Lottieri - Via dell'Inferno - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The second part of Via dell’inferno (Hell Road/Road to Hell) where songwriter Davide Ravera creates an atmosphere of cold winter, tears, music, freedom, longing for home, and beginning again.

Adriano - La tarantella View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Sicilian

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

Domenico Modugno - Cosa sono le nuvole? Di Pier Paolo Pasolini View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

This is part of a film, Capriccio all'italiana shot in 1967-1968. This episode was directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. The singer is Domenico Modugno, and you'll also see Totò. This was Totò's last film appearance.

A scuola di musica - con Alessio - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy Tuscan

Alessio shows us how, now that we have the clefs, we can read music intuitively. And he explains why three different clefs are used in music.

A scuola di musica - con Alessio - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy Tuscan

Our music lessons continue with Alessio, who shows us the special tool for deciphering the notes on a pentagramma (staff). If the chiave (clef) changes, so do the names of the notes!

Enel intervista - Tiziano Ferro - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Tiziano Ferro talks about his relationship with pen and paper. Familiarize yourself with sonno and sogno, both of which have to do with the night.

Enel intervista - Tiziano Ferro - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Tiziano Ferro starts off his "eco-tour" sponsored by the Italian electric company, Enel. He suggests small ways in which each of us can save on energy.

A scuola di musica - con Alessio - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy Tuscan

What are the names of the notes in Italian? Alessio, a music teacher from Pisa, starts off his music lessons by explaining how these names originated in a Tuscan monastery in the 11th century.

Serena - Gli strumenti musicali - strumenti a corda e a fiato View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Lucano

Serena finishes showing us the music store by guiding us through the guitar section, as well as the section dedicated to the instruments of the orchestra. She closes by a quick visit to the sheet music department.

Serena - Gli strumenti Musicali -Le percussioni View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Lucano

Serena takes us to another part of the music store. This time she shows us the percussion instruments.

Serena - Gli strumenti Musicali -Il pianoforte View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Lucano

Serena takes you to a music store in Rome. The first instrument she shows us is the piano.

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?

Napoli - Il concerto dell' Earth Day 2012 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Italy

Naples was chosen for the Earth Day Italy celebration. The choice had special meaning in light of the problems Naples has had in the past regarding waste management.

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 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 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.

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 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 - 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 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 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 presenta - Tosca di Giacomo Puccini View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Anna recounts the story of Tosca, an opera singer who is in love with the painter Cavaradossi. Puccini's opera was first performed in Rome in 1900.

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.

Giuditta - canta La tartaruga View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

Giuditta sings a song about a beautiful turtle. The song tells about how the turtle ended up being such a slow animal.

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