Sat, Dec 02|
Kaufman Music Center
Cristina Fontanelli’s 20th-annual “Christmas in Italy®” (2:30 p.m.)
Beloved annual charitable Italian Christmas concert preserving the great songs of Italy and Christmas, featuring children singing/dancing, mandolins, guitar, accordion, guest tenor, adult choir.
Time & Location
Dec 02, 2023, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th St, New York, NY 10023, USA
About the event
Beloved Italian Christmas concert/event, produced by The Cristina Fontanelli Foundation, Inc. (www.thecristinafontanellifoundation.org/donate) and now in its’ 20th season, features award-winning Soprano Cristina Fontanelli (www.cristinafontanelli.com) singing traditional Italian songs including Torna a Surriento, Mamma, O sole mio and Ave Maria, plus Christmas classics such as White Christmas and beloved opera arias.
Order tickets via BOX OFFICE #212-501 3330 or Visit https://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/series/cristina-fontanellis-20th-annual-christmas-in-italy/
This year, Cristina Fontanelli's 20th annual Christmas in Italy concert will take place at the Kaufman Music Center, New York. Ms. Fontanelli will continue spreading her love of Italian music by serenading the audience with traditional Neapolitan songs and Christmas classics. She will take you back to the moment in time when these songs were written.
If the supply chain “issues” are resolved there may even be the annual visit from Santa Claus once again!
Cristina Fontanelli has appeared often on television speaking about “Christmas in Italy®”. Here is a CBS-TV Weekend interview and a performance of the well-known Neapolitan folk song “O sole mio”. Hailed a “Vocal Genius” by the New York Sun, Cristina Fontanelli’s “Christmas in Italy®” show is a love letter to her Italian heritage. Ms. Fontanelli says, “I began this beloved annual Holiday tradition to preserve Italy’s great classic and popular songs and to teach them, and more importantly the values and joy they represent, to younger generations. [HEADLINE]: “Cristina Fontanelli, Preserving Values Through Opera,” The Epoch Times, January 2014.
Audiences and critics alike LOVE Cristina Fontanelli ("Vocal genius" - the NY Sun) and “Christmas in Italy®” - “A feast for the eyes as well as the ears.”
She (Cristina Fontanelli) has the kind of gift, and the kind of skill, that’s liable to make you feel like a piker no matter what you do in life.