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Lecture: Italian opera, UNESCO heritage

  • 19 Nov 2020
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Da Shop


For those who like the Opera this is a unique occasion in which we will talk about the various aspects in the world of Italian Opera. We will explore Opera stories: anecdotes, myths, and famous singers and primedonne which influenced the last 3 centuries of Italian history. Those stories tell us why Italian Opera is an ideal candidate for UNESCO recognition. In Italy there are hundreds of structures that were born to create the Opera. Outside Italy it is common to find ourselves in Opera Houses that had been built by Italian architects or that run their productive system in a sort of projection of the knowledge and style of the multiple professions of the Italian Opera Houses . The Italian language and Italian culture wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t have this important phenomenon. The Opera was born in Italy: Monteverdi was the first who combined voice and theater and therefore it is important to protect and export the activities of Italian Opera Houses all over the world because the Opera is truly Italian, not only for the language but also for the great composers who have gone through an era of more than two hundred years. In Hawaii Italian Operas are constantly represented by the local performing arts and educational institutions.

Dr. Carlo Andrea Malanima was born and raised in Italy, he has been working in the Opera world for over 30 years. As a musician he has been member of the orchestras of some of the most important Opera Houses of Italy and Europe. He has also been a General Manager and Artistic director of important Italian Opera Festivals as well an Opera Conductor. In 2011 has collaborated with the VII Culture Committee of Camera dei Deputati of the Italian Parliament and the former Ministry of the Culture H. Massimo Bray to the stesure of new decrees and forms of economical improvement and organization of the Italian Opera Houses. Dr Malanima studied at the Italian Conservatory Viola Performance and The Julliard School of New York as a Fulbright scholarship recipient. He also studied Political Science at University of Pisa. In 2014 he moved to Hawaii following his wife Susan McGinn who is currently the principal flutist of the Hawaii Symphony, they have set their house in Manoa. Both Dr. Malanima and his wife manage very well know music teaching studios where they tries to inspire young musicians and plays enthusiastically with Hawaii Symphony Orchestra.

Location: Da Shop, Honolulu. If social gatherings will not be allowed, the program will take place via Zoom.Complimentary Italian wine and pupu. Bring some treats to share, if you'd like. 

Members: Login in order to receive discounted pricing (directions for Logging In).

Your guests: Will automatically be assigned the non-member fee. If you want to register other members (including your Family Membership's spouse/children), you need to register each of them separately, under their own name and UNIQUE email (Note: Update your Family Membership account accordingly, if family names/emails are missing--Directions for Bundle Administrator Guide).

Note: The Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is not responsible for any liability, cost, and damages which could arise from the programs below; and does not provide any refunds, except if it cannot deliver the program, for instance in the case of insufficient enrollment.

Questions: Please contact info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org.

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