Q&A When did you start singing? My father is an opera singer – he still sings in the chorus – so when I was a little, I was always in the theatre! My first solo performance was at … [Read more...] about Olga Peretyatko answers the Gramilano Questionnaire… singers’ edition!
How to celebrate a great dancer on stage? How to evoke memories of their artistry without creating a parody of their talent? Certainly, with Carla Fracci and the American Ballet Theatre video of … [Read more...] about Fracci Gala: La Scala celebrates Carla Fracci
As the 2020 edition of the International New York Film Festival comes to a close, an Italian entry stands out called Tides of Memory, inspired by an encounter with William Kentridge and his … [Read more...] about Tides of Memory: a film by Luisa Mariani inspired by William Kentridge
Valentina Cortese died this morning in her home in Milan – she was 96. The great Italian actress had been confined to a wheelchair for several years but was still receiving friends in her beautiful … [Read more...] about Italian actress Valentina Cortese dies at 96
Tourists on Rome's Spanish Steps were taken by surprise yesterday afternoon when a company of dancers descended on them dressed as characters from Federico Fellini's Amarcord. Italian ballet dancer … [Read more...] about Fellinian ballet flash mob descends on Rome’s Spanish Steps
Italian actress Valentina Cortese was awarded France's highest honour in recognition of her contribution to the arts, the Commandeur dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres, during a ceremony on … [Read more...] about Valentina Cortese becomes a Commandeur dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres
Great Italian actress Valentina Cortese turned 90 this year. Style has always been part of her life (she is the sort of actress who is theatrical offstage as well as on) and the diva quality in her … [Read more...] about Actress Valentina Cortese radiant in haute couture at 90