Cristina Fontanelli to Make Metropolitan Room Debut, 9/20
Following sold-out performances at Feinstein's, singer CRISTINA FONTANELLI will make her Metropolitan Room debut on Friday, September 20 at 9pm, with her highly acclaimed show With A Song in My Heart. Hosted by PBS (WNET Thirteen/WLIW 21), NJTV, CPTV, ABC WTNH-TV & "Close-Up TV" news personality, Jim Masters, Cristina will be accompanied by Dennis Buck on piano, Ray Kilday on bass & Ray Grappone on drums.
CRISTINA FONTANELLI's beautiful soprano voice has taken her from the White House as part of President Clinton's holiday celebration to the Stars & Stripes Inaugural Ball for President George W. Bush to Gracie Mansion at the invitation of Mayor Rudy Giuliani. She has performed with the Cairo Opera, Opera of Hong Kong, the NY Grand Opera, NJ State Opera & as a guest artist with the Boston Pops & the St. Louis Symphony, as well as major concert halls both internationally (Japan, Korea, Italy, Canada, Puerto Rico) & nationally, including Lincoln Center in NYC & The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She has completed three world-tours with the Mantovani Orchestra & toured the Middle East extensively as an "Ambassador of Opera," her repertoire including such heroines as Mimi, Musetta, Violetta & the title role (s) of Madame Butterfly & Tosca & sings in 8 languages.
Cristina sang the National Anthem on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., at the historic Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach honoring Connie Francis, at the National Arts Club in NYC, the PBS Gala at Times Square Discover, has worked with Tony Bennett & Joel Grey & sang "Happy Birthday" to Mickey Rooney for his 90th birthday celebration at Feinstein's (Donald Trump, Regis Philbin, Tony Bennett, et al in attendance).