Aleandri, Emelise

Dr. Emelise Aleandri earned her Ph.D. from The City University of New York. She has produced three documentaries: Teatro: The Legacy of Italian-American Theatre, Festa: Italian Festival Traditions and Circo Rois: Che Bella Vita! Dr. Aleandri was the original creator/producer/host of "Italics: the Italian-American Magazine", a nationally syndicated cable TV program that aired in New York on CUNY/TV. Dr. Aleandri is the Artistic Director of Frizzi & Lazzi The Olde Time Italian-American Musical Theatre Company, which recreates 19th century immigrant entertainments. She was a 2005 New York State Woman of Distinction, a 2003 Leone de San Marco Honoree and the 2001 Elena Cornaro Award Winner from the New York State Sons of Italy. Dr. Aleandri also serves on the board of the Medici Foundation, a group dedicated to the preservation of the Little Italy section of New York City.

Italian- American Immigrant Theatre of New York City 1746-1899- Vol. 2
2011 0-7734-3928-5
This book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the Italian immigrant theatre of New York City from 1746 to 1899. It is chronologically and geographically detailed, along with details about the actors and principals of that theatre. The author provides factual, personal and anecdotal stories about the principals of this theatre, such as Lorenzo Da Ponte, Adelina Patti, Guglielmo Ricciardi and Antonion Maiori. Through these details, the book explains why theatre was so important to the Italian immigrant population, suggesting that, for one thing, life among the immigrants was itself dramatic, if not theatrical. With its thoroughness and emphasis on the humanness of Italian immigrant society clearly conveyed, this book will be an important contribution to scholarship.

Italian- American Immigrant Theatre of New York City, 1746-1899. The Early Da Ponte Era 1808-1828 - Vol. 3
2011 0-7734-1554-8


Italian- American Immigrant Theatre of New York City, 1746-1899. The Era of Da Ponte 1829-1837 - Vol. 4
2011 0-7734-1529-7


Italian- American Immigrant Theatre of New York City, 1746-1899
Colonial Times 1746-1807 - Vol. 5
2011 0-7734-1510-6


Italian-American Immigrant Theatre of New York City 1746-1899 - Volume 1, Book 1
2006 0-7734-5692-9
This book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the Italian immigrant theatre of New York City from 1746 to 1899. It is chronologically and geographically detailed, along with details about the actors and principals of that theatre. The author provides factual, personal and anecdotal stories about the principals of this theatre, such as Lorenzo Da Ponte, Adelina Patti, Guglielmo Ricciardi and Antonion Maiori. Through these details, the book explains why theatre was so important to the Italian immigrant population, suggesting that, for one thing, life among the immigrants was itself dramatic, if not theatrical. With its thoroughness and emphasis on the humanness of Italian immigrant society clearly conveyed, this book will be an important contribution to scholarship.

Italian-American Immigrant Theatre of New York City 1746-1899 - Volume 1, Book 11
2012 0-7734-2566-7
This book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the Italian immigrant theatre of New York City from 1746 to 1899. It is chronologically and geographically detailed, along with details about the actors and principals of that theatre. The author provides factual, personal and anecdotal stories about the principals of this theatre, such as Lorenzo Da Ponte, Adelina Patti, Guglielmo Ricciardi and Antonion Maiori. Through these details, the book explains why theatre was so important to the Italian immigrant population, suggesting that, for one thing, life among the immigrants was itself dramatic, if not theatrical. With its thoroughness and emphasis on the humanness of Italian immigrant society clearly conveyed, this book will be an important contribution to scholarship.

Italian-American Immigrant Theatre of New York City 1746-1899 - Volume 1, Book 3
2012 0-7734-2650-7
This book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the Italian immigrant theatre of New York City from 1746 to 1899. It is chronologically and geographically detailed, along with details about the actors and principals of that theatre. The author provides factual, personal and anecdotal stories about the principals of this theatre, such as Lorenzo Da Ponte, Adelina Patti, Guglielmo Ricciardi and Antonion Maiori. Through these details, the book explains why theatre was so important to the Italian immigrant population, suggesting that, for one thing, life among the immigrants was itself dramatic, if not theatrical. With its thoroughness and emphasis on the humanness of Italian immigrant society clearly conveyed, this book will be an important contribution to scholarship.

Italian-American Immigrant Theatre of New York City 1746-1899 - Volume 1, Book 4
2012 0-7734-2568-3
This book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the Italian immigrant theatre of New York City from 1746 to 1899. It is chronologically and geographically detailed, along with details about the actors and principals of that theatre. The author provides factual, personal and anecdotal stories about the principals of this theatre, such as Lorenzo Da Ponte, Adelina Patti, Guglielmo Ricciardi and Antonion Maiori. Through these details, the book explains why theatre was so important to the Italian immigrant population, suggesting that, for one thing, life among the immigrants was itself dramatic, if not theatrical. With its thoroughness and emphasis on the humanness of Italian immigrant society clearly conveyed, this book will be an important contribution to scholarship.

Italian-American Immigrant Theatre of New York City 1746-1899 - Volume 1, Book 6
2012 0-7734-2541-1
This book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the Italian immigrant theatre of New York City from 1746 to 1899. It is chronologically and geographically detailed, along with details about the actors and principals of that theatre. The author provides factual, personal and anecdotal stories about the principals of this theatre, such as Lorenzo Da Ponte, Adelina Patti, Guglielmo Ricciardi and Antonion Maiori. Through these details, the book explains why theatre was so important to the Italian immigrant population, suggesting that, for one thing, life among the immigrants was itself dramatic, if not theatrical. With its thoroughness and emphasis on the humanness of Italian immigrant society clearly conveyed, this book will be an important contribution to scholarship.

Italian-American Immigrant Theatre of New York City 1746-1899 - Volume 1, Book 7
2012 0-7734-3947-1
This book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the Italian immigrant theatre of New York City from 1746 to 1899. It is chronologically and geographically detailed, along with details about the actors and principals of that theatre. The author provides factual, personal and anecdotal stories about the principals of this theatre, such as Lorenzo Da Ponte, Adelina Patti, Guglielmo Ricciardi and Antonion Maiori. Through these details, the book explains why theatre was so important to the Italian immigrant population, suggesting that, for one thing, life among the immigrants was itself dramatic, if not theatrical. With its thoroughness and emphasis on the humanness of Italian immigrant society clearly conveyed, this book will be an important contribution to scholarship.

Italian-American Immigrant Theatre of New York City 1746-1899 - Volume 1, Book 8
2014 0-7734-4304-5
The Italian musical emigration created an extra Italian community in New York in addition to the community of Italian political refugees and exiles. The Italian population of the city also consisted in part of the visiting transient entertainers in the fields of music, dance, circus and variety.


Italian-American Immigrant Theatre of New York City 1746-1899 - Volume 1, Book 9
2014 0-7734-0056-7
The Italian musical emigration created an extra Italian community in New York in addition to the community of Italian political refugees and exiles. New theatres and entertainment venues continued to open. The year 1870, on the eve of mass migration, reveals the Italian immigrant community has become more sizable, more visible, more entrenched. The Italian population of the city consisted in part of the visiting transient entertainers in the fields of music, dance, circus and variety many remained in New York permanently and the aging political refugees and exiles.



Italian-American Immigrant Theatre of New York City 1746-1899. Italian-American Society Takes Root - Vol. 8
2012 0-7734-2639-6
This book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the Italian immigrant theatre of New York City from 1746 to 1899. It is chronologically and geographically detailed, along with details about the actors and principals of that theatre. The author provides factual, personal and anecdotal stories about the principals of this theatre, such as Lorenzo Da Ponte, Adelina Patti, Guglielmo Ricciardi and Antonion Maiori. Through these details, the book explains why theatre was so important to the Italian immigrant population, suggesting that, for one thing, life among the immigrants was itself dramatic, if not theatrical. With its thoroughness and emphasis on the humanness of Italian immigrant society clearly conveyed, this book will be an important contribution to scholarship.

Italian-American Immigrant Theatre of New York City 1746-1899. Singers and Aerial Swingers, Actors and Comedians at Mid Century 1850-1853 - Vol. 6
2012 0-7734-3935-8
This book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the Italian immigrant theatre of New York City from 1746 to 1899. It is chronologically and geographically detailed, along with details about the actors and principals of that theatre. The author provides factual, personal and anecdotal stories about the principals of this theatre, such as Lorenzo Da Ponte, Adelina Patti, Guglielmo Ricciardi and Antonion Maiori. Through these details, the book explains why theatre was so important to the Italian immigrant population, suggesting that, for one thing, life among the immigrants was itself dramatic, if not theatrical. With its thoroughness and emphasis on the humanness of Italian immigrant society clearly conveyed, this book will be an important contribution to scholarship.

Italian-American Immigrant Theatre of New York City, 1746-1899 - Volume 1, Book 12
2015 0-7734-4251-0


Italian-American Immigrant Theatre of New York City, 1746-1899. Early Opera and Vaudville 1838-1844 - Vol. 9
2011 0-7734-1588-2


Italian-American Immigrant Theatre of New York City, 1746-1899. Proliferation of Opera and Its Stars 1868 - Vol. 10
2013 0-7734-4359-2
As we progress through these volumes chronicling the Italians in New York theatre, each year’s compilation loom noticeably larger than the one before. The surge began dramatically after the Civil War and continued to expand, with more Italian visitors and residents participating in the theatrical life and business of the city.

Italian-American Immigrant Theatre of New York City, 1746-1899. Alarm, Resistance, Disapproval 1872 - Volume 1, Book 2
2015 1-4955-0401-8
The Italian musical emigration created an extra Italian community in New York in addition to the community of Italian political refugees and exiles. The Italian population of the city also consisted in part of the visiting transient entertainers in the fields of music, dance, circus and variety.


Transitions in Italian- American Immigrant Theatre- Transients to Residents - Vol. 7
2012 0-7734-2664-7
This book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the Italian immigrant theatre of New York City from 1746 to 1899. It is chronologically and geographically detailed, along with details about the actors and principals of that theatre. The author provides factual, personal and anecdotal stories about the principals of this theatre, such as Lorenzo Da Ponte, Adelina Patti, Guglielmo Ricciardi and Antonion Maiori. Through these details, the book explains why theatre was so important to the Italian immigrant population, suggesting that, for one thing, life among the immigrants was itself dramatic, if not theatrical. With its thoroughness and emphasis on the humanness of Italian immigrant society clearly conveyed, this book will be an important contribution to scholarship.