WAAAUB Holds First Ever International Convention: Commitment to AUB and Enhancing Ties among Alumni  
AUBMC Receives US Accreditation
Seven New Members to Join the AUB Board of Trustees
Establishment of the Michael Atiyah Chair in Mathematical Sciences at AUB
AUB Nutrition and Food Science Department Named as WHO Collaborating Center
Academic Excellence Rewarded: AUB's Merit Scholarships
AUB Announces New Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service
Shahe Kazarian's - Reflections of My I (Published by Cadmus Project: 2007)
Faculty Profile: Patrick Lewtas
Professor Mrad Lectures Abroad
Staff Profile: Ramzieh Saad
Essay Competition Honors Arab World's 'Prince of Poets'
Donald Mitchell Examines Control Over City Streets
The Political Consequences of American Romanticism
Juan Cole Points at Failures in United States
Scholar Studies Impact of Terrorism on American Imports
Ambassador Evaluates Role of United Kingdom in the Arab World
A View of Islam in the Eighth Century
The Need for Dialogue Between Religions
Istanbul's Pleasures Revealed
National Identity Without Citizenship?
On-line Workshops Help Train Journalists
Student Artwork Exhibited at Jafet Library
Amulets and Talismans at the AUB Museum
Living with Animals: To Prevent Torture and the Impact of War
Women's Auxiliary Holiday Luncheon
Home of Hope Orphans Tour AUB Medical Center
Italian Opera Recital at Assembly Hall
Strengthening Ukraine and Lebanese Relations with Music
AUB Music Club Concert
From Sufi Chant to Oriental Jazz
AUB Choir and Choral Society Celebrate Christmas
Benefit Christmas Concerts Help Ayadina Center
Red Cross Club Forms Human Ribbon
January 2008 Vol. 9 No. 4


Italian Opera Recital at Assembly Hall

Left to right: Pianist Eddie de Nadai, soprano Ombretta Macchi, and tenor Domenico Menini

The Italian Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institute organized in collaboration with AUB an Italian opera recital at Assembly Hall on December 17. Entitled "Duetti D'Amore," the program featured soprano Ombretta Macchi, tenor Domenico Menini, and the pianoforte of Eddi de Nadai in a memorable performance of classical masterpieces from the repertoires of a number of select Italian and French composers.

Many operatic favorites were included, like Puccini's Tosca and The Bohemian, Gounod's Faust, and Verdi's The Invective. The prodigious Italian trio was met with prolonged applause, leaving the audience with the feeling that with music so first-class and impeccably performed, operatic music ought to be more widely heard.