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Upcoming Events

FALL 2014


  • Elisabetta Adami, Professor of Interpretation and Translation, Università per gli Studi G. D’Annunzio will teach two classes on Translation and Interpreting and Cultural Presentation on Italian Working World
  • September 18, Maria Rosaria Vitti-Alexander, Professor of Italian, Nazareth College, will give a lecture on Pirandello and the World of Kaos.
  • Antonino Riggio, MS in Technology, Università di Catania, Sicily will provide a musical program for Nazareth students
  • September 25, Open House with concert:  Antonino Riggio and students will offer a musical performance.


  • October 7-10, Film Series with Lectures:  L'Italia e la Resistenza , joint program with RIT. 
  • Join our special guest, Chuck Lundeen, for a series of lectures on Italian Opera Masterpieces:

Sunday, October 12
3:00 pm, Casa Italiana
Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Sunday, October 19
3:00 pm, Casa Italiana
Le Nozze di Figaro

More about Chuck Lundeen:  Chuck is a retired teacher of French and English in the Canandaigua City School District and former lecturer for the Opera Guild of Rochester. Chuck currently teaches a class on opera at Oasis, a learning center for adults over 50, and is looking forward to sharing his love of opera with members of the Casa community.

The Metropolitan Opera is broadcasting live in HD on screen in cinemas as follows:

Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro
October 18, 12:55 pm, Live in HD
October 22, 6:30 pm, Encore presentation
AMC Webster 12, Regal Eastview, Regal Henrietta, Cinemark Tinseltown

Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia
November 22, 12:55 pm, Live in HD
November 26, 6:30 pm, Encore presentation
AMC Webster 12, Regal Eastview, Regal Henrietta, Cinemark Tinseltown
To view The Met's full schedule, please visit:
Tickets for the 2014-15 Live in HD season are available online and at participating theatre box offices.


  • November 17-19, Alfonso Campisi, Professor of Italian Literature and Immigration, University of Tunisia, will give a lecture and film presentation (joint program with RIT and La Maison Française).

Monday, November 17th
Class Visit
Conference: History of Sicilian Immigration to Tunisia XIX-XX century
Movie: Bastava una notte, Sicilian of Tunisia. 
Tuesday, November 18th (RIT) 
Wednesday, November 19th (French House)
Class visit
Movie: Un ete a la Goulette
Discussion:  a Goulette: ville de la tolerance?


  • Christmas Celebration with La Maison Française and Casa Hispana




  • Gaetano Cipolla, Professor Emeritus of St. Johns University
  • Sicilian History Series, February 18-19
  • Film Series and Lectures on Giuseppe De Santis

March 14-19

  • Folkloristic Group AKRAGAS from Agrigento, Sicily

April 15-20

  • Professor Cezary Bronowski, University of Torun, Poland:  Lecture on Pirandello and his Theater in Poland

April 26

  • Mini Conference on Theater

Historical, Cultural, Literary and Gastronomic Lectures on the area South of Rome called Ciociaria, date TBA.

Event dates are tentative and times to be announced.  More information to come! 

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.

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