Zubin Mehta was rehearsing Così fan tutte in his beloved Florence, where he has collaborated for almost 60 years. I love this city, I am now part of the furniture. Intendent [Alexander] Pereira … [Read more...] about Zubin Mehta reflects on a life in music on the eve of his 85th birthday
Shooting has begun on the film for television, Carla, a biopic of the early life of Carla Fracci. Neapolitan actress Alessandra Mastronardi will play Italy’s ballet star in a production by Rai … [Read more...] about Filming starts on “Carla”, a biopic of the young Carla Fracci
A subjective list of artists the world has lost in 2020. If there are notable omissions please let me know. … [Read more...] about In Memoriam 2020: Singers, Dancers, Actors, Writers, Directors
Q&A When and why did you start singing? When I was a kid… I come from a musical family, and so music has always been a part of who I am. But I got serious about singing in high school when people … [Read more...] about Lawrence Brownlee answers the Gramilano Questionnaire… singers’ edition!
OPERA SEASON 2018 - 2019 La Scala announced its 2018-2019 Opera season today with 15 titles, nine of which are new productions, and two are La Scala premieres. At the heart of the season remains the … [Read more...] about La Scala, Milan: Opera and Recital Season 2018 – 2019
Woody Allen's 1994 film "Bullets Over Broadway" explored the travails of an aspiring playwright struggling to bring his creation to the Great White Way. And now, in a possible case of art imitating, … [Read more...] about Woody Allen adapts Bullets Over Broadway for a new Broadway musical
Diane Keaton's new memoir, Then Again, digs into the origin of her romance with Woody Allen all those many years ago. "He had a great body," she writes. "I was in love with him before I knew him. He … [Read more...] about Diane Keaton on Woody Allen: He had a great body!
After much anticipation, gossip and hearsay, Woody Allen is poised to launch production on his new Rome feature, receiving an official send-off from the mayor of Rome who gave the filmmaker the city's … [Read more...] about Woody Allen in Rome to start his latest movie
The Internet is abuzz today with rumours Roberto Benigni could be climbing on board Woody Allen's new Rome-based film. Film pundits were busy speculating how the madcap Tuscan comic and director … [Read more...] about Benigni rumoured to join the cast of Woody Allen’s Rome film
Woody Allen Definitely the quintessential New York film-maker. I'm constantly amazed at how many films of his prodigious output were wonderful and how many actors and actresses had their best work … [Read more...] about Fellow New York directors salute Sidney Lumet
In an interview with the Italian newspaper La Repubblica Woody Allen announced that he would be filming in Rome soon. It’s fantastic to have the possibility to work there, like when I shot … [Read more...] about Woody Allen chooses Rome for his next film
Kenneth Mars, a Mel Brooks collaborator who played a Hitler-worshipping playwright in "The Producers" and an earnest police inspector with a malfunctioning artificial arm in "Young Frankenstein", has … [Read more...] about Mel Brooks actor Kenneth Mars dies at 75