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Springtime in Italy with Cristina Fontanelli

March 26, 5 pm6:45 pm.
Cristina Fontanelli
Sunday, March 26, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:45 PM EST at Palm Beach Atlantic University, DeSantis Family Chapel, 300
Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach – Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/springtime-in-italy-with-cristina-
A vocal journey through Italy’s best-loved opera arias, classic and Neapolitan songs sung by a “Vocal Genius”
Photo: Cristina Fontanelli on stage at Carnegie Hall (Rob Klein, photo credit)

Boca Raton, Florida, February 14, 2023–Award-winning singer/PBS-TV host/accomplished
actor, Cristina Fontanelli www.cristinafontanelli.com returns to her musical roots in Palm Beach
just steps away from the Kravis Center where she appeared in title roles with the Palm Beach
Opera (Nedda I Pagliacci; the Merry Widow; Musetta La Boheme). Fontanelli is fondly
remembered for her memorable appearances for Il Circolo, the Italian Society of the Palm
Beaches, at the Breakers Hotel. Cristina will be inviting talented young singers/musicians from
Palm Beach Atlantic University and South Florida to join her on-stage at the sublimely beautiful
De Santis Family Chapel at Palm Beach Atlantic University.


Ms. Fontanelli has traveled throughout the United States and the world as an ambassador of
her Italian heritage musical roots. She was invited by the Italian government to the region of
Puglia as a Pugliese nel Mondo, an artist who has become well-known in the world from the
Puglia region of Italy. Fontanelli is revered for elevating Italian culture worldwide. A versatile
artist who is at home on the world’s most famous opera stages as well as on popular stages,
sharing the bill with Tony Bennett and other luminaries. She is thrilled to be returning to the
Palm Beach area after a long absence keeping busy with PBS television hosting (Andrea Bocelli
in Central Park) and film acting (Best actress: Cutting Room International Film Festival, NYC and
the Venus International Film Festival, Las Vegas) in addition to her many vocal concerts.


As a tribute to her heritage, Ms. Fontanelli’s concert repertoire will include Italy’s best-loved
Neapolitan songs such as Torna a surriento, Cor n’grato and O Sole Mio; great opera arias such
as “Un bel di” Puccini’s Madame Butterfly) and “Sempre Libera” (Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata),
plus classic songs by Tosti and other classic and popular Italian composers. (If in our talent
search, we locate talented South Florida young singers, Ms. Fontanelli will be joined on-stage in
famous opera duets, plus solo arias for tenor or baritone. To be announced further.)


300 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, 33401 United States