Istituto Di Cultura - Toronto

An Italian Christmas Carol An immersive theatrical holiday experience

Upcoming events

ARTS of the East: highlights of Islamic art from the Bruschettini Collection
ARTS of the East: highlights of Islamic art from the Bruschettini CollectionSaturday, September 23, 2017 → Sunday, January 21, 2018

The Bruschettini Collection is renowned worldwide for its fine arts from the East — yet has never before been seen in North America. In a special exhibition exclusive to the Aga Khan Museum, discover a sumptuous selection of artworks.In a world exclusive, the Aga Khan Museum will share with the public an impressive a...

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BRUNO BILLIO: A retrospective
BRUNO BILLIO: A retrospectiveTuesday, November 28, 2017 → Monday, February 19, 2018

Art exhibition. On the occasion of the unveiling of the new sculpture by Bruno Billio in front of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, the Istituto will present a retrospective of the 25 years of Bruno Billio’s work. Bruno Billio is an Italian-Canadian artist working from an interdisciplinary background. At once an installa...

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An Italian Christmas Carol: An immersive theatrical holiday experience
An Italian Christmas Carol: An immersive theatrical holiday experienceThursday, December 07, 2017 → Friday, December 22, 2017

DLT (DopoLavoro Teatrale) and Istituto Italiano di Cultura present "An Italian Christmas Carol: An immersive theatrical holiday experience". Concept, dramaturgy and direction by Daniele Bartolini. The creators of the critically acclaimed The Stranger (SummerWorks and international tour), Off Limits Zone (Luminato Festival),...

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“Quanno Nascette Ninno”: Christmas In Southern Italy by Vesuvius Ensemble
“Quanno Nascette Ninno”: Christmas In Southern Italy by Vesuvius EnsembleSunday, December 17, 2017 → Tuesday, December 19, 2017

There is no more moving way to celebrate the Messiah’s miraculous birth than through traditional folk songs accompanied by instruments typical of the Italian countryside. This magical evening will be made complete with a pastorale played on the zampogne, special bagpipes traditionally played by shepherds on Chris...

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Christmas Carols @ Columbus Centre
Christmas Carols @ Columbus CentreSunday, December 17, 2017

This festive program will feature a variety of Christmas theme pieces from Canada and world in addition to the Italian operatic repertoire. Programme: - Traditional Christmas songs - Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a - Ernest MacMillan - Christmas Carols - Donizetti - Elisir d'Amour, overture and arias -...

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Screening of Verdi's MACBETH directed by LILIANA CAVANI
Screening of Verdi's MACBETH directed by LILIANA CAVANIThursday, January 25, 2018

Opera production by Teatro Regio di Parma on the occasion of Festival Verdi. For the series of operas from 'Festival Verdi', the Istituto Italiano di Cultura presents Macbeth by director Liliana Cavani, and music director Bruno Bartoletti. Macbeth - Leo NucciBanco - Enrico IoriLady Macbeth - Sylvie ValayreDama di Lady...

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At the movies with L'Altra Italia: screening of Feather
At the movies with L'Altra Italia: screening of "Feather"Thursday, January 25, 2018 → Friday, January 26, 2018

Piuma is the story of Ferro and Cate, two teenagers faced with an unexpected pregnancy that turns their world upside down. Hesitant and tentative, the two main characters must navigate through the most complicated 9 months of their lives.They still have to study for their final exam, plan their summer trip to Spain and...

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Rome through Italian cinema
Rome through Italian cinemaFriday, January 26, 2018 → Friday, February 02, 2018

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura is pleased to present two lectures on Rome through Italian cinema held by Dr. Franco Gallippi. Lecture 1 Friday, January 26, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm Rome in Italian Cinema: From La presa di Roma to La grande bellezza Dr. Franco Gallippi will guide you on an imaginative tour of the...

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Musical Inventions by Paolo Angeli
Musical Inventions by Paolo AngeliThursday, February 01, 2018

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura in collaboration with the Aga Kahn Museum is thrilled to present Paolo Angeli, musician and composer from Sardinia. “Watch, listen, and be amazed” (NPR Music) as Sardinian musician Paolo Angeli takes to the stage with his very own modified instrument: an 18-stringed hybrid of...

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At the movies with L'Altra Italia: screening of Partners in Crime
At the movies with L'Altra Italia: screening of "Partners in Crime"Friday, February 09, 2018 → Thursday, February 22, 2018

Gilles is suffering from amnesia as the result of a mysterious accident. He returns to his wife of fifteen years, a stranger to himself. What did their married life used to be like? From what she’s telling him, he tries to piece together what their relationship was like. Can Gilles be sure he is the man she descri...

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MUSICA NUDA in CONCERT
MUSICA NUDA in CONCERTThursday, February 22, 2018 → Saturday, February 24, 2018

Vocalist Petra Magoni and double-bassist Ferruccio Spinetti fuse elements of jazz, rock, punk, and classical to create their own boundary-breaking sound. Harnessing the art of silence and the dramatic power of the lyric, the virtuosic Italian duo deconstructs the meaning of every song with infectious humour and raw emotion,...

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Screening of Verdi's RIGOLETTO, directed by STEFANO VIZIOLI
Screening of Verdi's RIGOLETTO, directed by STEFANO VIZIOLIThursday, March 01, 2018

Opera production by Teatro Regio di Parma on the occasion of Festival Verdi. For the series of operas from 'Festival Verdi', the Istituto Italiano di Cultura presents Rigoletto by director Stefano Vizioli, and music director Massimo Zanetti. Il duca di Mantova – Francesco DemuroRigoletto – Leo NucciGilda ...

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At the movies with L'Altra Italia: screening of 7 Minutes
At the movies with L'Altra Italia: screening of "7 Minutes"Thursday, March 08, 2018 → Friday, March 23, 2018

The owners of an Italian textile factory sell the majority of their shares to a corporation. There is a small clause in the agreement that the new ownership wants the Factory Council to sign. Eleven women will decide for themselves, and as representatives of their colleagues, whether to accept the proposal or not. Little...

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In Deum by Vesuvius Ensemble
"In Deum" by Vesuvius EnsembleFriday, March 30, 2018

On Good Friday, many devoted communities in Southern Italy still walk along an ancient path toward a holy sanctuary, singing powerful melodies along the way. In this special Good Friday performance, the Vesuvius Ensemble will take you along a sacred musical path, offering both traditional and composed music which considers...

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At the movies with L'Altra Italia: screening of "Friends By Chance"Friday, April 13, 2018 → Thursday, April 19, 2018

Alessandro is a 22-year-old turbulent and ignorant slacker from Trastevere, in Rome. He has lost his mother when he was two, and has become the torment of his father – a peddler in Porta Portese, the local flea-market – who can’t imagine a future for that idle and furious son, and is unable to find the key to his heart.Giorgio is eighty-five: he is...

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