New York University Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Sub Navigation

Conductor Arturo Toscanini to be Remembered by NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, and His Grandson – Dec. 5

November 23, 2011

For the past five years, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò of New York University has presented a series called Adventures in Italian Opera that deepens the understanding of this glorious art form born in Florence in 1597 by having it explained by many of its great practitioners. Organized and conducted by Fred Plotkin, the noted opera and Italy expert, this series has included conversations with important artists, including Fabio Armiliato, Marco Armiliato, Lawrence Brownlee, Daniela Dessì, Joyce DiDonato, Mignon Dunn, Barbara Frittoli, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Marcello Giordani, Catherine Malfitano, Angela Meade, Gianandrea Noseda, Luca Pisaroni, Violeta Urmana, and Dolora Zajick. Last season, a feature was added to this series in which colleagues gathered to Remember Renata Tebaldi.

This year the artist to be remembered is Arturo Toscanini -- on Monday, December 5, 2011, from 6:30-to-8:00-p.m. Walfredo Toscanini, grandson of the conductor from Parma and one of the last surviving people to have had significant and intimate contact with him, is expected to make a rare appearance. Also present will be Harvey Sachs, Toscanini's biographer. Rare films, including those of Toscanini in private, will be shown.

We would appreciate it if you could include this event in your cultural listings. If members of the media wish to attend this event, please contact and a seat will be reserved for you. For specific questions about the content of this or any other event in the Adventures in Italian Opera series, media should contact Fred Plotkin at fredelicious(at)

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Around the Square, Casa Italiana, Events and Traditions

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Robert Polner | (212) 998-2337

Conductor Arturo Toscanini to be Remembered by NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, and His Grandson – Dec. 5

Search News

NYU In the News

Paying It Backward: NYU Alum Funds Scholarships

The Wall Street Journal profiled Trustee Evan Chesler on why he decided to chair the Momentum fund-raising campaign.

A Nobel Prize Party: Cheese, Bubbles, and a Boson

The New Yorker talked to Professor Kyle Cranmer and graduate student Sven Kreiss about NYU’s role in the discovery of the Higgs boson, which resulted in a Nobel prize for the scientists who predicted its existence.

The World as They Knew It

The New York Times reviewed the exhibit at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World on how ancient Greeks and Romans mapped the known and unknown areas of their world.

Elite Institutions: Far More Diverse Than They Were 20 Years Ago

NYU made stronger gains over the last 20 years in increasing diversity than any other major research university, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Program Seeks to Nurture ‘Data Science Culture’
at Universities

The New York Times reported on the multi-million collaboration among NYU and two other universities to harness the potential of Big Data, including an interview with Professor Yann LeCun, director of NYU’s Center for Data Science.

NYU Footer