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Opera in the Italian Cultural Garden 2014

Opera in the Italian Cultural Garden
July 20, 2014

In 1930, the Italian Cultural Garden opened as a "symbol of Italian culture." Almost 70 years ago the Italian Garden hosted the San Carlo Opera in the lower level amphitheater. In 2008, the Italian Cultural Garden Foundation revived this tradition by presenting Opera in the Garden.

Another huge crowd attended the July 20, 2014 performance by the artists from the Opera Per Tutti Opera Company.

Fountain in the Italain Cultural Garden in Cleveland


Congratulations to Joyce Mariani, Executive Director of the Italian Cultural Garden Foundation, and her team for this tremendous event.

Joyce Mariani

Joyce Mariani


While the photos and videos below capture some of the event you really need to experience it live. Check out Opera per Tutti's performance schedule and make plans to attend the Opera in the Garden in 2015.

The evening began with Tony Marotta of Radio Italia who welcomed the crowd to the performance by Opera per Tutti in the Italian Cultural Garden.

Tony Marotta of Radio Italia

Tony Marotta of Radio Italia


Marotta told of the history of the Opera in the Garden and of the improvements being made to the Italian Garden.



Jacqueline Gerber, morning voice on WCLV FM/104.9, served as Narrator for the evening.

Jacqueline Gerber of WCLV

Jacqueline Gerber of WCLV


The performers from Opera per Tutti consisted of Sopranos Andrea Anelli and Rebecca Freshwater, Tenors Dan Doty and Leodigario Del Rosario, Baritone Mark Wanich and pianist Jeanette Davis.

The performance began with soprano Andrea Anelli who sang Casta Diva from Norma by Vicenzo Bellini.

Andrea Anelli

Andrea Anelli



Baritone Mark Wanich performed Hai gia vinta la causa from The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart.

Mark Wanich

Mark Wanich



Mark Wanich


Baritone Mark Wanich and Soprano Rebecca Freshwater performed the duet La ci darem la mano from Don Giovanni by Mozart.

Rebecca Freshwater and Mark Wanich

Rebecca Freshwater and Mark Wanich



Soprano Rebecca Freshwater performed the aria Prendi, per me sei libero from The Elixir of Love by Gaetano Donizetti.

Rebecca Freshwater

Rebecca Freshwater



Rebecca Freshwater


Tenor Leodigario del Rosario performed Ricondita armonia from Tosca by Giacomo Puccini.

Leodigario del Rosario

Leodigario del Rosario

Leodigario del Rosario


Soprano Andrea Anelli performed Vissi d'arte from Tosca by Giacomo Puccini.

Andrea Anelli

Andrea Anelli



Tenor Dan Doty performed Parigi e la citta from La Rondine by Giacomo Puccini.

Dan Doty

Dan Doty



Dan Doty


Tenor Leodigario del Rosario and Soprano Andrea Anelli performed the duet O soave fanciulla from La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini.

Andrea Anelli and Leodigario del Rosario

Andrea Anelli and Leodigario del Rosario

Baritone Mark Wanich and Sopranos Andrea Anelli and Rebecca Freshwater performed Soave sia il vento from Cosi fan tutte by Mozart.



pianist Jeanette Davis

Pianist Jeanette Davis

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