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On Thursday, July 6, 2017 evening beneath a blue sky filled with white clouds, Alvise Casellati led an orchestra of 56 musicians and a cast of four soloists through a selection of arias by Rossini, Verdi, and Puccini.
Dani Bedoni was the delightful Master Ceremony.

More than 2,000 people attended the concert in the Park.
Opera Italiana is in the Air - Central Park, New York

US and Italian TVs broadcast the event and countless news, reviews and interviews have been written before and after the concert.
The celebration of Italian Opera has been made possible by the Foundation for Italian Art and Culture, The Alexander Bodini Foundation, ACP Group, Brooks Brothers and ENI. Generous support was also provided by Bel Real Estate Group, Urbani Truffles, Bracco Diagnostic, Inc. and Gruppo Cremonini. Further support was provided by Eataly, Harvard Law School Alumni (NYC), Manhattan School of Music, and the Edoardo & Antonella Salvati Foundation.