Tuesday, January 1, 2008

The Ricordi Opera Gala

Saturday, January 19
8 pm

Metropolitan Opera Stars Aprile Millo, Eduardo Villa, Mark Rucker and special guests Eglise Gutierrez and Gregory Schmidt, conducted by Music Director Elaine Rinaldi, will perform at Orchestra Miami’s Ricordi Opera Gala. The concert and a special pre-concert cocktail reception, a benefit for Orchestra Miami and the Frost School of Music, pay tribute to Casa Ricordi, revered by opera and music lovers worldwide for its role in printing, disseminating and preserving some of the most magnificent music produced in the last two centuries. Patron tickets for the Casa Ricordi Bicentennial Celebration begin at $150 and include VIP concert seating, private reception, commemorative medallion and the Ricordi Bicentennial publication with replicas of historical Ricordi family documents. The benefit has been spearheaded by Dr. Camillo Ricordi, seventh generation descendant of founder Giovanni Ricordi. Honorary Chairs are Patricia and Phillip Frost and opera legend and international star Renata Scotto and her husband, Lorenzo Anselmi. General admission tickets are available from Ticketmaster beginning at $20.

Miami Dade County Auditorium
2901 West Flagler Street
Miamim Florida