ClevelandPeople.Com
Opera in the Cleveland Italian Cultural Garden

Opera in the Cleveland Italian Cultural Garden
August 9,2009

Brava to Joyce Mariani, Executive Director of the Italian Cultural Garden Foundation, and her team for once again bringing live opera to the Garden. The August 9, 2009 event was part of the Italian Renaissance Cultural Garden's "Viva Cultura Italiana" cultural series.

Dedicated "as a symbol of Italian culture" in 1930, the Italian Cultural Garden hosted the San Carlo Opera sixty-six years ago in its lower level amphitheater.

In 2008, the Italian Garden Foundation was proud to present opera once again to revive this tradition.

Today, Italian renaissance gardens throughout Italy, such as the Boboli Renaissance Gardens in Florence, Italy present concerts of opera, ballet and popular music. Performances by Opera Per Tutti filled the Garden on that warm summer evening.

Bravissimo!

Enjoy these photos and videos from that wonderful evening.

Crowds at the Italian Cultural Garden for Opera in the Garden

Crowds filled the Garden in anticipation of the performance


Crowds at the Italian Cutural garden for Opera in the Garden


Crowds at the Italian Cutural garden for Opera in the Garden


Crowds at the Italian Cutural garden for Opera in the Garden


Andrea Anelli of Opera Per Tutti

Andrea Anelli

'Il Bacio' (The Kiss) by Luigi Arditi sung by Andrea Anelli





Italian Opera meets the Wild West in Puccini's 'Ch'ella mi creda' from La Fanciulla del West sung by J.R. Fralick





Scott Skiba of Opera Per Tutti

Scott Skiba

The famous 'Largo' from the Barber of Seville by Rossini
sung by Scott Skiba




'O mio babbino caro' aria from Puccini's one act comedy Gianni Schicchi





Dan Doty of Opera Per Tutti

Dan Doty

Two arias from Puccini's Tosca. "Recondita armonia' sung by
Dan Doty and 'Vissi d'arte' sung by Andrea Anelli





William Marshall of Opera per Tutti

William Marshall

'Bella siccome un angel' (Beautiful like an angel) aria from Don Pasquale by Donizetti sung by William Marshall




Verdi's 'Brindisi' from La Traviata is one of the most famous opera drinking songs





Andrea Anelli

Andrea Anelli

'Ebben n'andro lontana' aria from La Wally opera by Catalani
sung by Andrea Anelli





'Questo Amor' from the opera Edgar by Puccini
performed by Scott Skiba




'Caro Nome' from Verdi's Rigoletto





J.R. Fralick and Andrea Anelli

J.R. Fralick and Andrea Anelli

'Suzel buon di' duet from L'amico Fritz opera by Mascagni
performed by J.R. Fralick and Andrea Anelli






'Merce dilette amiche' from I Vespri Siciliani opera by Verdi
sung by by Andrea Anelli






'Che gelida manina' from La Boheme by Puccini
performed by J.R. Fralick





Andrea Anelli and J.R. Fralick

Andrea Anelli and J.R. Fralick

'O suave fanciulla' duet from La Boheme by Puccini
performed by Andrea Anelli and J.R. Fralick






The familiar aria 'Quando men vo' from La Boheme by Puccini





Scott Skiba and Dan Doty

Scott Skiba and Dan Doty

'O Mimi tu piu non torni' from Puccini's La Boheme
sung by Scott Skiba and Dan Doty





'Nessun Dorma' from Puccini's Turandot sung by Dan Doty
brought the crowd to their feet





Opera Per Tutti Sextet

The closing performance, 'Sextet' from Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti performed by Opera Per Tutti


Opera Per Tutti Sextet


Opera Per Tutti pianist

The talented pianist





Bravi!
We can't wait till next year for more Opera in the Italian Garden



Back to Top

Please e-mail us if you want to help with ClevelandItalians.com

Back to Cleveland Italians


For sponsorship opportunities please contact us at info@clevelandpeople.com


ClevelandPeople.com is sponsored in part by


Margarate W. Wong logo













If you want to reach the Italian community in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio, please contact us.




Visit our on-line Italian Store
Books, Music, DVDs, Clothes, Flags and More




Stay informed about the news and special events of the Cleveland Italian community and any other Group(s) you choose by signing up for the free ClevelandPeople.Com e-newsletter



Contact us for high-resolution photos from this or other page















































 Copyright 2007-2010
      Magnum Computers Inc.