Local dance troupe appears in Cristina Fontanelli’s ‘Christmas in Italy’ at Carnegie Hall; proceeds benefit charity

Dec 16, 2019 260

BY: Carol Ann Benanti

It’s not every day you’re asked to perform at Carnegie Hall along with a world-renowned vocalist. Just ask Melissa Ottaviano and her students at the Dream Studio for the Performing Arts in Tottenville — and they’ll tell you exactly how it happened.

Award-winning singer, Cristina Fontanelli — who’s the PBS/WNET and NY affiliates host for Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble and Il Volo — performed her program of Italy’s best-loved songs, arias, and Neapolitan and Christmas classics in her 16th annual “Christmas In Italy®” show at Zankel Hall in Carnegie Hall on Sunday, Dec. 8, during a production where international actor Tony LoBianco served as emcee.

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SOURCE: https://www.silive.com

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