Music
Culture
Art & Culture

Opera and outreach

Musician Breana Stillman credits the Italian community in Victoria for inspiring her love of opera. A talk about a music festival in her adopted town of Todi (Umbria) and OperAffinity’s commitment to bridge cultural gaps

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Federica Mancusi

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22/2/2024

Events
Art & Culture

Tarantella brings the community together

Good vibes filled the air during the second edition of the Segmento Tarantella Festival at Edwardes Lake Park in the Melbourne suburb of Reservoir and in its debut year in the regional Victorian town of Shepparton.

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Lucy Laurita

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31/1/2024

Music
Art & Culture

Innovation rooted in tradition

Segmento interviewed celebrated Italian singer-songwriter, musician, and theater actor Alfio Antico, widely regarded as one of the world’s leading interpreters of the tammorra and frame drum.

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Nataša Ciabatti

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30/1/2024

Music
Global & Social Engagement

Mapping the landscape with music

We interviewed Australian Italian singer Ilaria Crociani about her new album Connecting the Dots and the women who inspired it. The singer opened up about loneliness, belonging, finding strength in the stories of others.

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Fulvia Galignani

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31/12/2023

Community and Social Engagement
Global & Social Engagement

Early footage of an Italian journey to Australia

Rediscovered footage charting the journey of Italian migrants to Australia was central to Fremantle Festival '21. For the local musician who scored the festival’s music, it was also a chance to retrace his family history

by

Caroline Smith

on

7/6/2023

Culture
Art & Culture

"Bella Ciao"

The popular anti-fascist Italian song "Bella Ciao" is a symbol of resistance against any form of injustice. But what of its origins? How has it come to be considered a hymn for humanity in the fight for freedom?

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Lucia Barbera

on

20/4/2023

Music
Global & Social Engagement

"Imagine there are no countries"

Melbourne-based Argentinian pianist Andrea Katz is steeped in a storytelling tradition. Director of Songmakers Australia, she is as familiar with the Australasian music scene as the international stage

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Jytte Holmqvist

on

19/4/2023

Music
Art & Culture

Music, dance, and identity

To talk about music is to talk about culture, history, communication, evolution, revolution, thought, progress, and discovery. Innocenza Giannuzzi shares her view on the role of music in the context where it is generated

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Innocenza Giannuzzi

on

17/4/2023

Community and Social Engagement
Global & Social Engagement

Segmento Tarantella Festival 2022

‍On Sunday 20 November 2022, the first Segmento Tarantella Festival was held in the beautiful park of Edwardes Lake, Reservoir, Melbourne.

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Editorial Staff

on

6/2/2023

Culture
Art & Culture

The intangible beauty of Italian Opera Singing

Korean soprano Karah Son shares her infatuation with Italian opera, which led her to conquer the stages of many opera houses around the world.

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Nataša Ciabatti

on

17/1/2023

Music
Art & Culture

Balcony Tenor Maurizio Marchini

Singing for peace, harmony, and healing. From flash mob to balcony stardom, Maurizio sings in the hope of uplifting everyone's spirits.

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Dr. Teresa De Fazio

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15/12/2022

Music
Art & Culture

Kalà scima a Kaleidoscope of Sounds

Reviving music of southern Italy. Federico Laganàƒ from Kalà scima guides us through the music scene of his land.

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Nataša Ciabatti

on

25/10/2022

Culture
Art & Culture

An Ancient Dance in a Modern World

Tarantella thrives on southern soil. Rosa Voto shares her love for tarantella paying homage to her ancestors' traditions and rituals and challenging modern-day stereotypes.

by

Annalisa Cercone

on

21/10/2022

Music
Art & Culture

The Italian-Slovenian pianist Alexander Gadjiev winner of the Sydney International Online Piano Competition 2021

The Italian Cultural Institute of Sydney, together with the Sydney International Online Piano Competition, is thrilled to announce that, after the last final session held on Sunday 18 July, the Italian-Slovenian pianist

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on

30/7/2021

Art
Art & Culture

A Flame that Burns Within

For the Love of Music and Art.

by

Kristy Stanfield

on

4/3/2021

Art
Art & Culture

SOPRANO PIA HARRIS REDISCOVERS LA DOLCE VITA FOR HANSEL AND GRETEL

Growing up in an Italo-Australian family, Soprano Pia Harris has fond memories of being surrounded by music and food - two essential components of the beloved Hansel and Gretel story.

Music
Art & Culture

THE TRANSCULTURAL VERSATILITY OF THE MANDOLIN

In conversation with Carlo Aonzo, leader of "Carlo Aonzo Trio" that will be performing at Co.As.It. on 7 February

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Jytte Holmqvist

on

28/1/2020

Music
Art & Culture

In conversation with Italian pianist Lucia Brighenti

Lucia Brighenti is a young and successful Italian pianist currently touring and traveling in Australia. She has garnered numerous awards and accolades both in her native territory and abroad.

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Jytte Holmqvist

on

19/12/2019

Art
Art & Culture

Alfredo Malabello, “The voice of romance”, talks to Segmento

Alfredo Malabello, many thanks for taking time out to see me. You are a fascinating and impressive man with many strings to your bow and balls in the air.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

21/10/2019

Music
Art & Culture

The 2019 Melbourne Taranta Festival: CGS seduces in a hypnotic performance at the Thornbury Theatre

Electrifying, hypnotic, cutting-edge and eclectic, uncover the ground-breaking music of Italian award-winning and world-renowned group Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, from Puglia in southern Italy.

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Jytte Holmqvist

on

18/3/2019

Music
Art & Culture

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

Watching Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (CGS) play live is a transcendental experience. It's the power and intensity of the voices, the agile hands over the button accordion and the neck of the bouzouki.

by

Hayley J. Egan

on

14/2/2019

Music
Art & Culture

Mario Biondi: the Italian baritone's first Australian tour

Italian soul and jazz sensation Mario Biondi is on his way to perform in Australia for the first time, and apparently, he couldn't be happier.

by

Hayley J. Egan

on

2/12/2018

Music
Art & Culture

Tosca and Lucia di Lammermoor open the celebrations of the 50th West Australian Opera Company anniversary

In todays ever-changing digital landscape consumers are constantly looking at faster ways to access entertainment. The increasing popularity of social media and streaming services ...

Music
Art & Culture

Five young Italian artists find their "muse" in Australia

Of the thousands of young Italians that every year ends up in Australia, most of them are destined to be let down. Personal dreams and expectations need to face a sad reality, ...

by

Laura D'Angelo

on

6/6/2017

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