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A Tribute to Windsor Opera Soprano Emilia Cundari

January 23, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 11:55 pm

Opera Soprano Emilia Cundari in a photo taken by Pat Sturn. (photo submitted by Nadine Deleury)

A tribute to Windsor Opera soprano Emilia Cundari (1930-2005) takes place at the Giovanni Caboto Club on Friday January 23, 2015.

The Pat Sturn/Emilia Cundari Project, the Windsor Feminist Theatre and the Giovanni Caboto Club, Arts and Culture/Members’ Events present an evening of Italian music.

Opera arias will be sung by sopranos Tara Sievers-Hunt and Jocelyn Zelasko accompanied by Mary Siciliano at the piano, and instrumental music by Italian opera composers will be performed by a String Quartet composed of Windsor Symphony Orchestra principals Lillian Scheirich and Roman Kosarev, and Michigan Opera Theatre orchestra members Velda Kelly and Nadine Deleury.

Tickets are $40 for dinner and concert and are available at The Giovanni Caboto Club or by calling (519) 252 0212 or emailing ndeleury@sympatico.ca

The event will raise awareness for the upcoming Pat Sturn / Emilia Cundari Project to be released later this year. The end goal of the project is to create an original piece of music, by Ontario composer, Jeff Smallman, to accompany poetry written by Windsor poet and author, Marty Gervais (a good friend of the late Pat Sturn).

“I Imagine Angels” is a story that begins in Romania where Pat Sturn was born and to her Canada Building photography studio in downtown Windsor where she photographed thousands of Windsorites over several decades. The story includes the life and art of Sturn’s friend, the internationally renowned Metropolitan Opera House saprano, Emilia Cundari. Cundari had deep roots in Windsor and Detroit, but she also performed on many of the world’s greatest opera stages, including the Met in New York, and La Scala in Milan.

The “I Imagine Angels” Pat Sturn Project performance will explore how these two gifted women viewed their careers and their life in art.



January 23, 2015
6:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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