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Pasta al Ragù Challenge at Dante Alighieri


Following the successful "Carbonara Night" event, the Consulate General of Italy presents a new challenge for the Italian student associations of the Boston area.

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BU’s Alexa Cambi among six Italian American women selected for Italian national lacrosse team


Six Italian American women were recently called to take part in the Italian National Team in Women’s Lacrosse and will be competing in the European Championships this August – Alexa Cambi (Boston University), Kerrin Maurer (Duke University), Cate Soccodato (Our Lady of Mercy Academy High School/Marquette University Commit), Daniela Kelly (University of Virginia), Anna Maria Carabini (St. Mary’s College), and Brooke Kiley (University of Pennsylvania). The first part of the selection process occurred in Italy, where players from across the country traveled to Rome for tryouts. Through their efforts, these women formed the foundation of the first ever Italian National ...

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Soprano soars as lead angel in BU opera production


An emerging operatic talent took flight in February during the Boston University College of Fine Arts’ production of “Angels in America” at the BU Theatre.

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BU Artist in Residence Pierluigi Billone to Host Forums, Concerts


AS part of its ongoing artist-in-residency program, Boston University’s Center for New Music will host Italian composer Pierluigi Billone for three weeks starting March 18, giving local audiences several chances to witness the maestro’s unique approach to music. …his radical methods have led him to explore unchartered soundworlds and to develop idiosyncratic instrumental and vocal techniques. Nevertheless, the concurrent roots of these sources of inspirations lie in an archaic world – a sacred universum – where, as if for him, the most progressive standpoint of modernity would be when music itself reaches its own phenomenal essence.” (Philippe Albéra) The residency ...

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Photos from “Giorgio Bassani and the Call for Remembrance” at BU


Photos from "Giorgio Bassani and the Call for Remembrance" at Boston University on Jan. 29, 2012.

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Puccini Fan: BU profiles NYTimes’ Anthony Tommasini


Boston University's Susan Seligson wrote up a wonderful profile of New York Times' Anthony Tommasini, who talks about his passion for classical music and Giacomo Puccini.

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A Young Sicilian’s Start in Filmmaking at Boston University

Nigro Famulari (right) with fellow BU students walking in Siracusa.

Bostoniano.info interview with Pietro Nigro Famulari, who earned an MFA at Boston University and was awarded second place at the latest Redstone Film Festival for his short film "Your way home".

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Young Sicilian Filmmaker Wins Second Prize at BU Festival


Young Sicilian filmmaker Pietro Nigro Famulari won second prize at the 2011 Redstone Film Festival at Boston University, which he recently graduated from. He presented "Find Your Way," filmed in his hometown Siracusa, Sicily.

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Professor David Rosen Speaks of Puccini’s Stage Manuals

Professor David Rosen Speaks of Puccini’s Stage Manuals

La Fanciulla del West, Puccini’s best, least-known opera, recently turned 100. The rollicking spaghetti Western — which takes place during the California Gold Rush — premiered December 10, 1910, at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera. But despite its initial success, it didn’t prove to be as popular as La Bohème, Tosca, or Madama Butterfly. In celebration of the opera’s centennial, Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, in conjunction with the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, hosted “Fanciulla 100: Celebrating Puccini,” a symposium that featured numerous musical experts and historians, including David Rosen, a professor emeritus of music at Cornell University ...

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