Start: Saturday, March 9, 2024 3:00PM
End: Saturday, March 9, 2024 5:15PM
Palm Beach Potpourri: From Opera to Broadway starring Cristina Fontanelli and Friends
Experience Vocal Genius with Palm Beach Favorite Cristina Fontanelli and Special Guests: From Opera to Broadway
Cristina Fontanelli at Feinsteins is like seeing a cross between Maria Callas and Ethel Merman. She has no equal." FORBES MAGAZINE
Get ready to be transported on a vocal journey through the world's most-loved opera arias and duets, as well as the best of Broadway tunes, with the renowned "Vocal Genius" (NY Sun) Cristina Fontanelli. This one-of-a-kind performance will also feature special guests including Art Shamsky as emcee, Maestro Gregory Buchalter accompanist, tenor Lievens Castillo, and the talented children from Rhythms Dance Studio in Lake Worth, FL. The concert is presented under the auspices of the 501 c-3 The Cristina Fontanelli Foundation, Inc. a 501 c-3 charity that provides family-friendly performance opportunities for youth.
This concert-event will take place on Saturday, March 9, 2024, 3:00 PM - 5:15 PM EST at the DeSantis Family Chapel at Palm Beach Atlantic University, 300 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Tickets are being sold on-line: https://PalmBeachPotpourri.eventbrite.com or by calling (212) 967-1926. Free parking available on campus on a first-come, first-served basis and in nearby parking garages.
Direct from New York, award-winning singer/PBS-TV/Award-winning actor, Cristina Fontanelli www.cristinafontanelli.com, returns to her musical roots in Palm Beach just steps away from the Kravis Center where she starred in title roles with the Palm Beach Opera. Ms. Fontanelli is also fondly remembered in South Florida for her appearances at the Breakers Hotel for Il Circolo, the Italian Society of the Palm Beaches; concerts at FAU and a special gala performance at the Coconut Grove Playhouse with Jerry Herman in attendance for the concert version of his musical "Milk and Honey".
The concert's emcee, Art Shamsky, NYC Miracle Met World Series Champion will welcome the audience to begin the musical program. Mr. Shamsky is much in demand for speaking engagements all over the country, is a lover of the arts and supporter of many charitable causes. Maestro Gregory Buchalter formerly with the Metropolitan Opera and now a South Florida resident, will accompany on the piano. Maestro Buchalter has accompanied Cristina Fontanelli on world tours and regularly conducts for the Florida Grand Opera. Tenor Lievens Castillo, a South Florida resident, will display his powerful and beautiful tenor voice. The youth of Rhythms Dance Studio of Lake Worth will dance. Mother and daughter (7 years old) Melissa and Leia O'Hare will dance a 'Mommy and me' routine together. This concert is produced under the auspices of The Cristina Fontanelli Foundation, Inc. which has given hundreds of youth and young singers performance opportunities in major theaters including Carnegie Hall.
Audiences will delight in the repertoire of Ms. Fontanelli and her invited artists which will include Italy's best-loved Neapolitan songs such as Torna a surriento and O Sole Mio; great opera arias such as "Un bel di" from Puccini's Madame Butterfly and Nessun dorma (Turandot); plus the greatest Broadway hits from West Side Story, My Fair Lady, The Phantom of the Opera and more.
Ms. Fontanelli, In addition to her past appearances in South Florida and at the Kravis Center in leading roles for the Palm Beach Opera (Nedda I Pagliacci; the Merry Widow; Musetta in La Boheme), has become an international personality through her recordings and appearances on-stage, radio and TV. Her appearances include PBS-TV hosting for Andrea Bocelli's historic concert in Central Park; the first PBS-TVTV interview of Il Volo; Michael Buble TV specials and more. She has sung operatic title roles internationally with the Hong Kong and Cairo Opera's and has been featured soloist with the Boston Pops and the St. Louis Symphony performing in major concert halls throughout the U.S. and the world, including the Lincoln and Kennedy Centers, Carnegie Hall, the Philadelphia Academy of Music, Boston Symphony Hall and Guild Hall in East Hampton. She has appeared on CBS Weekend NY, has won Best Actress in
General Admission: USD 68.00,
Senior General: USD 44.00,
VIP First 2 Rows: USD 165.00,
VIP Rows 3-5: USD 105.00,
Donation of any amount: USD 20.00,
Group Ticket Discounts, please call our office (212) 967-1926 or firstname.lastname@example.org: USD 0.00
Artists: Cristina Fontanelli, Art Shamsky, emcee, Maestro Gregory Buchalter, Lievens Castillo, tenor, Rhythms Dance Studio (Lake Worth)