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May 6, 2014
TENOR ROBERTO IARUSSI TO PERFORM IN DEBUT RECITAL AT THE BEAUTIFUL MIAMI BEACH COMMUNITY CHURCH ON LINCOLN ROAD
MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA. – Roberto Iarussi, a celebrated tenor loved by audiences worldwide, will be performing his debut recital at the Miami Beach Community Church on Lincoln Road on May 31st, 2014 at 8PM. Iarussi’s singing style is as at home in the grandeur of opera as in the bittersweet intimacy of Neapolitan song. No less is he a cross-over and pop interpreter who accords vernacular music the nuance and respect more frequently accorded only the classics.
As a very young man, Iarussi placed first in the prestigious Puccini Foundation International Vocal Competition, The Gerda Lissner Foundation competition and was the first recipient of the Andrea Bocelli Vocal Fellowship Award. He has sung internationally, earning kudos for Don José in Carmen and Calaf inTurandot, roles that require the daring of the matador, the endurance of the Navy Seal and a treasure chest of vocal resource.
Iarussi will be joined by guest artists Sergio Salani, pianist, Dana Elizabeth Fripps, soprano and Gareth Johnson, violinist, as well as James Kuslan as Master of Ceremonies. Sergio Salani has performed, from a very young age, in piano recitals, as an accompanist and as soloist with symphony orchestras around the world. Gareth Johnson has performed extensively after starting as a young prodigy violinist. His passion and persistence to master the violin has allowed him to be regarded as an artist who brings a unique sense of energy, emotions and personal interpretations to his audiences. Dana Elizabeth Fripps, an internationally acclaimed soprano, is praised for her rich, beautiful voice, versatility across musical genres, and compelling stage presence. James Kuslan, an accomplished writer, critic and artistic producer is loved by audiences of all ages for his unique approach to lectures and pre-concert speeches. The evening will include repertoire by Puccini, Meyerbeer, Donizzetti, Massanet as well as some Neapolitan songs.
The Miami Beach Community Church is located at 1620 Drexel Avenue at Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Florida 33139.
A portion of the proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County. The Boys and Girls Club helps young people improve their lives by building self-esteem and developing values and skills during their critical period of growth. The mission of the Boys and Girls Club is to ensure and to enhance the quality of life for children as participating members of a diverse urban society.
Tickets are $75 for Premier Seating with access to post-concert reception and $25 for General Admission. They can be purchased at www.tx.com or by calling (800) 595 4849.