Want to get into the spirit of Christmas in Italy, right here at home? If you’re in New York or San Diego this holiday season, you can enjoy Cristina Fontanelli’s Christmas in Italy, a program of Italy’s best-loved songs, arias, Neapolitan and Christmas classics. Award-winning singer Fontanelli is the PBS/WNET host for Andrea Bocelli “Live From Central Park” and “Il Volo Takes Flight.”
Fontanelli’s 10th-annual Christmas In Italy show at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on Saturday, December 7 at 3:00 p.m. at the culmination of the Year of Italian Culture in the United States as designated by the Italian government. This year’s show will also honor living WWII veterans in memory of Pearl Harbor Day, December 7, 1941. Acclaimed actor Tony Lo Bianco will read a special memorial poem and PBS-TV’s Jim Masters will emcee. This year’s show to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Tickets for the show are sold through (212) 212-220-1460 and online at www.smartTix.com
Christmas in Italy will also take place for the third year in San Diego, California on Friday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla. Tickets for the San Diego show are sold through 1-800-838-3006 x1 or online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/448431.
Watch Fontanelli perform “Time to Say Goodbye” from a previous Christmas in Italy show:
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