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Christmas in Italy NYC 2016
Washington Irving Campus Auditorium
New York, NY
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Christmas in Italy NYC 2016
13th  Annual Christmas Show in New York City (A portion of the proceeds to benefit an orphanage in Italy.)

"We had a magical time" - Two Italian Boys from Brooklyn
"Vocal genius" - the NY SUN
"Cristina Fontanelli Preserving Values" - the NY EPOCH TIMES


Join Award-winning singer and PBS/WNET and NY affiliates Host for Andrea Bocelli Live From Central Park and Il Volo Takes Flight CRISTINA FONTANELLI brings her program of Italys best-loved songs, arias, Neapolitan and Christmas carols during her 13th-Annual Christmas In Italy concert at the Washington Irving Campus Landmark Theater, 40 Irving Place in Gramercy Park, NYC 10003 (between 16th and 17th Streets) on Sunday, December 18 at 3:00 p. m.  Called a Vocal genius by the New York Sun, Ms. Fontanellis show is a love letter to her Italian heritage and a tribute to her grandparents.  I began this beloved annual Holiday tradition to preserve Italys great classic and popular songs and to teach them and more importantly, the values they represent, to younger generations. says Ms. Fontanelli. [;;;;;;;headline];;;;;;; Cristina Fontanelli, Preserving Values Through Opera The Epoch Times, January 2014 .  The Washington Irving Campus Landmark Theater is located at 40 Irving Place in Gramercy Park, NYC (between 16th and 17th Streets).  Tickets and information can be purchased through 1-800-838-3006/Event 2604895 and online at .   More information on Ms. Fontanelli can be found at and on Christmas in Italy" at and

Fan Quote: Just like Santa, Cristina spreads her gift in concerts world wide, Cristinas Christmas in Italy concert, consists of songs in Italian, and English, and much more.  Her vocal genius will open your Christmas Season.  For many of her fans attending, Cristinas Christmas in Italy Concert and the tree at Rockefeller Center have become a tradition. Bring your family and friends, she will fill your hearts with Christmas Joy!  Ed Rackley, Expert Designer and Fan
For this special one-day event, Ms. Fontanelli will sing Italian songs such as Torna a Surriento, Mamma and O Sole mio, plus Christmas songs and will be accompanied by world-class musicans on piano, mandolins, guitar and accordion.  The Little Language Studio of Brooklyn (Alberta Gulotta, teacher) will sing the traditional Italian Christmas carol Tu scendi dalle stelle (You came down from the stars); the children of the Jersey City Ballet (Judith Elins, teacher/choreographer) will dance to Dominick the Donkey and choir will perform the great choral pieces written by Giuseppe Verdi  Va pensiero (Nabucco) and the Brindisi (La Traviata), plus Christmas selections.   Celebrity guests, and tenor soloist t/b/a. A portion of the proceeds to benefit a childrens charity for the Italian Earthquake victims.

Cristina Fontanelli is PBS/WNET host for Andrea Bocellis concert Live From Central Park, Il Volo Takes Flight, Vienna Boys Choir and Qi Gong specials. She appeared on CBS Weekend in interview/performance/co-hosting roles; (Cristina Fontanelli describes the show on this CBS Interview YouTube link: and performing the the traditional Neapolitan song O sole mio and Time to Say Goodbye (Con te partiro) from a previous Christmas In Italy.  She has performed for the Clinton White House, the President George W. Bush Inaugural Ball in 2005, with The Boston Pops, the St. Louis Symphony, at Feinsteins at the Loews Regency, has completed 3 world tours with the Mantovani Orchestra and has sung title roles with the Palm Beach Opera, New Jersey, New York Grand and Cairo Opera companies.  Ms. Fontanelli has performed for Jimmy Kimmels Feast of San Gennaro in Hollywood; is the voice of Nonna on PBS Chef Lidia Bastianichs animated Christmas special; and is the voice of Dominos Pizza on the national radio commercial. In November 2014 Cristina returned from Italy after being chosen to sing by the Italian Government as a world-wide representative artist of Pugliese descent.

Brooklyn-born Cristina Fontanelli was awarded the OSIA Lifetime Achievement Award in the Arts (previous recipients include Luciano Pavarotti), has been cited as one of the top alumni of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (along with Robert Redford, Anne Bancroft, Cecil B. Demille, Anne Hathaway et al) and has been named Woman of the Year by many Italian organizations throughout the country.

The Washington Irving Campus Landmark Theater is located at 40 Irving Place in Gramercy Park, New York, NY 10003 (between 16th and 17th Street) and tickets for Christmas In Italy are sold at 1-800-838-3006/Event 2604895 and online at with tickets ranging from $38.00 to $55.00 (Group, senior and student discounts available).  Ms. Fontanellis website is  

N, Q, 4, 6 to 14th Street Union Square Station;
Parking: Free Sunday on-street parking

Press Inquiries: Please contact the office of Fontanelli Productions, 212 -217-6181
More performance and other photographs available on request. (Photo: Rob Klein Photography; Luigi Scorcia, photo, standing red dress w/accordion)
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Washington Irving Campus Auditorium (View)
40 Irving Place, between 16th and 17th Street (Grammercy Park)
New York, NY 10003
United States

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Arts > Dance
Arts > Opera
Arts > Performance
Music > All Ages
Music > Choral
Music > Classical
Music > Folk
Music > Spiritual
Music > World
Other > Charity
Other > Family-Friendly
Other > Holiday

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Fontanelli Productions
On BPT Since: Sep 28, 2011
Fontanelli Productions LLC

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