Cristina Fontanelli's voice/artistry has been praised by major media all over the world, including The New York Times and has been called a "Vocal genius" by The New York Sun and America Oggi Newspapers. Join this international singing sensation and PBS (NY Affili ates) Host for Andrea Bocelli and Il Volo, as she returns to San Diego for the 2nd year with her highly-acclaimed show "Christmas in Italy" (running 9 years in New York City). This great Holiday show will take you on a vocal journey through Italy's best loved songs and arias, as well as Neapolitan and Christmas classics written by Italian greats including Donizetti, Rossini, Tosti, and Puccini along with such classic Neapolitan songs as "Torna A Surriento," "Christo Paese d'o Sole" and the Italian Christmas classic "Tu Scendi dalle Stelle" ("You Came Down From The Stars.") Meet and greet Cristina after the show - she'll be happy to tell you about her Italian roots linked directly to Little Italy in NYC where her family owned an Italian deli called "Fontanelli's"! Feel free to read more about Cristina's activities and performances all over the country and world at www.cristinafontanelli.com For this special event, Ms. Fontanelli will be accompanied by piano, mandolins, guitar,accordion and "I bambini" from the I.C.C./Washington School. Local master musicians such as Chris Aquavella (mandolin), Experience the joy of Christmas Italian style! Preserve the great Italian heritage for all ages! Bring your Nonna's, Zia's, cugini, amici, and "tutta la famiglia"! See you at U.S.D.!! Buon Natale!!!!
University of San Diego, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
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