In the great tradition of the last 30 years, Opera & Broadway of the Hamptons will return to the East End, bringing the great “chestnuts” of the opera and Broadway favorites in their program “A Southampton Salute to Summer: Cristina Fontanelli and her Fabulous Friends.” It takes place at the magnificent Basilica of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary on Hill Street, in the Village of Southampton, on September 4, at 5 pm.
Opera & Broadway of the Hamptons is a 501c-3 project produced by www.thecristinafontanellifoundation.org giving performance opportunities and scholarships to local children and providing tickets to under privileged families and veterans.
This annual concert will continue the tradition of highlighting famous arias/duets from Opera (such as La Boheme, Madame Butterfly, etc.) and Broadway showstoppers (such as West Side Story, Hamilton, My Fair Lady) plus famous Neapolitan songs and Spanish favorites. Starring and hosted by award-winning singer/PBS-TV/WLIW and CBS-TV Host, Cristina Fontanelli, who will perform with tenor Cesar Delgado of Mexico and a baritone to be announced, plus a young Southampton show stopper, 14 year-old Mia Frolich!!
Soprano Cristina Fontanelli is a highly acclaimed singer and PBS-TV /WLIW host for Andrea Bocelli “Live From Central Park”; as well as Michael Buble. Cristina last appeared at Guild Hall with Opera of the Hamptons, in the title role of Madame Butterfly. She won her 2nd best Actress Award at the Venus International Film Festival in Las Vegas, and she has appeared on CBS-TV, FOX, Discover, and on Sirius Satellite Radio and has sung throughout the U.S., Europe, the Far East and Middle East. Ms. Fontanelli has sung at the Clinton White House for the Inauguration of President George W. Bush, with the Palm Beach, Cairo, NY and New Jersey State Opera, and has received the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Arts from the Order Sons of Italy in America.
Tickets to her concert at the Southampton Basilica on September 4, at 5 pm are available at www.purplepass.com/obhsh2022 or by calling 1-800-316-8559.