IL Circolo 38th Anniversary Gala – Viva La Cultura Italiana! 6:00 pm
Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Savannah Center, The Villages, Florida
An Evening of Musical Splendour:Roberto Iarussi In Concert Miami Beach Community Church, Miami Beach FL
Roberto Iarussi In Concert, New World Center, Miami, Florida
Special Appearance, Columbus Day, venue TBD
NIAF 39th Anniversary Awards Gala Weekend at the Washington Hilton Hotel
About the Artist
Roberto Iarussi, has performed with regional opera companies in the United States, as well as Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, and has been heard in leading roles of the classic Italian and French repertoire. Favorite roles include Rodolfo in La Boheme, Cavaradossi in Tosca, Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly, Calaf in Turandot, the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, Alfredo in La Traviata, MacDuff in Macbeth, Don Jose in Carmen and the title role of Faust.
Possessing a voice of outstanding beauty, exceptional range, color and dynamic capability, Mr. Iarussi has drawn extraordinary praise from colleagues and audiences alike — but none as notable as the praise and encouragement he has been given from legendary icons Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jerome Hines, who have all attested to his tonal beauty, dramatic power and to the sheer “heart” of his singing.
Roberto Iarussi’s debut recording, entitled “I Believe” was recorded this year with the London Symphony Orchestra and produced, arranged and composed by multi-Grammy Award winning composer Jorge Calandrelli. This recording is a truly spectacular result of the convergence of talents of Roberto Iarussi and Maestro Calandrelli. Together with the London Symphony Orchestra, this collaboration redefines the essence of creativity and beauty within the cross-over genre.
Featured in this recording are new treatments of beloved songs, including romantic ballads, Neapolitan and French selections. Also featured are two powerful original songs co-written by Calandrelli, which fuse the classical and contemporary idioms in a way that maximizes their appeal to wide audiences. Jorge Calandrelli’s gorgeous arrangements strike just the right balance, and create an orchestral palate that enhances the strength and beauty of Roberto’s voice in each selection.