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Sat, Dec 17


Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Cente

Cristina Fontanelli's 19th-annual "Christmas in Italy®" (2:30 pm and 7:30 pm)

TIX: 1-800-316-8559 or (2:30 pm) Beloved annual charitable (501 c-3) Italian Christmas concert event featuring the great songs of Italy and Christmas and the children singing/dancing, plus mandolins, guitar, accordion and much more!

Cristina Fontanelli's 19th-annual "Christmas in Italy®" (2:30 pm and 7:30 pm)
Cristina Fontanelli's 19th-annual "Christmas in Italy®" (2:30 pm and 7:30 pm)

Time & Location

Dec 17, 2022, 2:30 PM – 4:15 PM EST

Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Cente, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, (111 Amsterdam Ave at 64th St.), New York, NY 10023, USA

About the event

This beloved concert/event produced by The Cristina Fontanelli Foundation, Inc. ( and now in its’ 19th season, features award-winning Soprano Cristina Fontanelli ( singing traditional and popular Italian songs including Torna a Surriento, Mamma, O sole mio and Ave Maria, plus Christmas classics such as White Christmas.

Accompanying Ms. Fontanelli are world-class musicians from The Metropolitan Opera: mandolinistJoyce Balint; Matthew Hayden, piano; mandolins, guitar, accordiont/b/a. Guest tenor, Matthew Cerillo, will join Ms. Fontanelli to sing the famous duet “Brindisi,” from Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata and a crowd-pleasing opera aria. The Christmas in Italy® Choir will sing “Silent Night”, a children’s choir/youth will sing the traditional Italian Christmas carol “Tu scendi dalle stelle” (“You came down from the stars”) and the children/youth of Staten Island’s Dream Studio for the Performing Arts (taught/choreographed by Melissa Ottaviano) will dance to “Dominick the Donkey” and more. If the supply chain “issues” are resolved there may even be the annual visit from Santa Claus!

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