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

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.

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

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!

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

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 Marsala - Ezio Lottieri - Via dell'Inferno - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Sicilian

Ezio Lottieri, a lover of music and especially the Rolling Stones, always carries his harmonica with him. In this video he tells about his experience at the Dedalo Festival 2009, where he met the well-known artists Davide Ravera and Patrizia Ferrarini. Ezio performed various songs with these two artists at the Festival in Caltabellotta.

A Marsala - Ezio Lottieri - Via dell'Inferno - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Sicilian

Ezio recalls that Davide, a well-known artist, asked him to join him in playing a song at a festival. Davide had written the piece and it's called "Road to Hell." Obviously Ezio accepted.

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

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 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!

Animalisti Italiani - Parla Romina Power View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Video on Romina Power’s comments at a conference of the Animalisti Italiani [Italian Association for the Rights of Animals]. Power voices her complete disapproval of the abuse of animals killed to make fur coats.

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 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.

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