IAP 118 : “In The Opera You Get To Sing, Act, And Eat The Lasagna!” A Conversation With The One-And-Only Cristina Fontanelli

Nov 26, 2019 267

As we approach Thanksgiving and the start of the Christmas Season, John and Pat are spending an afternoon with one of their favorite Italian American friends, the award-winning singer, actress, and opera star Cristina Fontanelli, who brings her captivating personality into the IAP studio for an episode that’s full of love and laughter from the very first moments… as Cristina tries to prevent Pat taking a cat nap before the recording begins!
 
These three old friends will discuss Fontanelli’s much-celebrated career as an entertainer, why her love of a good lasagna might be what turned her from actress to opera star, and how an Italian American girl from Brooklyn honed her craft in the “Borscht Belt” resorts of the Catskills. They’ll discuss her years “singing for the saints” at Italian Feasts across America… and ponder whether a Brioschi cocktail might be the next big drink for the Italian American social scene.

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SOURCE: https://italianamericanpodcast.com

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