19 November 2010
Excitement is in the air with the Marcello Giordani Foundation Concert and Dinner only one month away! December 8th promises to be a truly "enchanted evening" with five talented young singers joining Marcello and his Met Opera colleagues, Lise Lindstrom and Stephen Costello, in some of the most beloved opera arias and duets from Romeo et Juliette, Un Ballo in Maschera, La Bohème, Pagliacci, Turandot, The Barber of Seville and Andrea Chenier. The five young artists, Maria Aleida (soprano), Viktor Antipenko (tenor), Emily Righter (mezzo-soprano), Alina Lindquist (soprano) and Leah Crocetto (soprano) may be the future stars of the opera firmament. The orchestra will be led by conductor Carmine Aufiero.
To add to the anticipation, Marcello along with guest conductor Steven Mercurio, will preview two selections from the soon to be released CD, “Ti Voglio Tanto Bene,” a compilation of Neapolitan and Italian love songs. Special guest of honor legendary soprano Virginia Zeani will be in attendance to receive the Marcello Giordani Lifetime Achievement award. Tickets are selling quickly and you don’t want to miss this special event on December 8th at 7pm, St. Jean Baptiste Church, Lexington Avenue at 76th Street. Following the concert there will be a gala dinner catered by "Fresco by Scotto." Tickets for the concert or for the concert and dinner can be purchased through the MGF website. Click below for further information.
The proceeds of the event will be devolved to the organization of the first Marcello Giordani International Vocal Competition sponsored by the MGF, to be held in Italy the Spring of 2011.
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