Each semester is a new, fascinating course! From italian movie classics to literary classics, to the study of characters that have made Italy what it is today, Casa Italiana's teachers will show you another side of the "Bel Paese".

"ROSSO VENEZIANO" by Guido Scaroli
In this historic mystery, a secret and violent Venice during the renaissance is the background of an impenetrable net of intrigues.
The great painter Giorgione will discover the truth about crimes that took place in his city.
Research will be assigned regarding artists and life in Venice during its best era.
Cost: $ 320
Duration: 12 weeks 
Dates: Sunday 9:30 AM - Noon 
Instructor: Marisa Darvish 

“LA VITA DI BENVENUTO CELLINI” By Benvenuto Cellini
Cellini was a goldsmith, sculptor, and musician, one of the most important artists of Italian mannerism. His autobiography is a vivid description of manners, morals, masterpieces and also crimes of this époque. Students will read passages chosen by the teacher and do assigned research.
Cost: $ 320
Duration: 12 weeks 
Dates: Tuesday 6:30 - 9:00 PM 
Instructor: Marisa Darvish

“UN COVO DI VIPERE” By Andrea Camilleri
Camielleri’s novel, “Un covo di vipere”, was written in 2008 but published in 2013. Once again Montalbano we meet inspector. The story starts with his dream being interrupted by the song of a bird which actually homeless man whistling on Montalbano’s terrace where he has taken refuge from a storm. Before he can discover more about his visitor, Montalbano is called away by Catarella who informs him that a Cosimo Barletta has been murdered. The detective finds no signs of a break-in or a fight at Barletta’s home – only that he was shot in his kitchen while having a coffee. The story continues with Montalbano’s inquiries into family secrets and mysteries in the community. The class will follow Montalbano and discover the results of his investigation. In addition, the class will engage in conversations and practice various grammar exercises.
Cost: $ 320
Duration: 12 weeks
Dates: Sunday 9:30 AM - Noon 
Instructor Liliana Lanzano

The Language of Opera
The texts of well-known arias and choruses from Italian operas will form the basis of this intermediate conversation course in which students will analyze and discuss the texts, listen to performances of the arias and choruses, and do presentations on the history of the operas, composers, and the historical context surrounding the composition of the operas. Grammar will be discussed as it emerges from the texts. Materials for the course will be provided by the instructor.
Cost: $ 320
Duration: 12 weeks
Dates:  Tuesday 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Instructor Ceil Lucas

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ROSSO VENEZIANO

LA VITA DI BENVENUTO CELLINI

UN COVO DI VIPERE

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