The Christina Fontanelli Foundation, Inc presents

Cristina Fontanelli's 20th-Annual Christmas in Italy®

Saturday | December 2 2023 | 2:30 pm


$35 tickets for student and children (14 years old and under) are available. $52.50 tickets for seniors are also available. Call the box office at 212 501 3330.

Award-winning singer and PBS-TV host for Andrea Bocelli and Il Volo, Cristina Fontanelli presents her beloved 20th- annual musical celebration, Christmas in Italy®.  Hailed a “Vocal genius” in the press , Ms. Fontanelli will be Joined by guest tenor, Matthew Cerillo, Metropolitan Opera mandolist Joyce Balint, Grammy-nominated accordionist Bill Schimmel and more.  Songs, arias and duets include the Brindisi (La Traviata), Mamma, Time to say Goodbye, Ave Maria, and Neapolitan favorites such as Torna a Surriento. Traditional musical accompaniment includes piano, mandolins, guitar and accordion. The Ukranian Youth choir will sing the traditional Italian Christmas carol Tu scendi dalle stelle and Carol of the Bells and dance to Dominick the Donkey. There will be a special guest appearance from Santa Claus. Christmas in Italy® was first performed in public at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center in 2004.  Presented and produced by The Cristina Fontanelli Foundation, Inc.  

Cristina Fontanelli, host/soprano
Matthew Cerillo, tenor
Joyce Balint, mandolin
Joseph Brent, mandolin
Janet Folchetti, mandolin
Bill Schimmel, accordion
David Galvez, guitar
Nadiya School of Dance
Air Dance & Theater Studio
Xaverian Genesis and High School Choirs
Downtown Dance Factory

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