OCT 2022 / Opera at St Patrick's Church, Bay Shore

Divalicious! at St Patrick's Church in Honor of Italian Heritage Month

October 2 at 2:30pm, Montauk Highway, Bay Shore, NY
Public funding provided by Suffolk County Parks.
If you missed seeing Opera at St. Patrick's RC Church, Bay Shore, NY, in honor of Italian Heritage Month 2022, fear not! Islip Arts Council and Steve Flotteron bring you this operatic video presentation of "Divalicious," captured at the performance by Waldo Cabrera, MyLITV. Enjoy the history and songs of love, life and death.

Ruthann Turekian
Gina Haver
Leslie Valentine
Daniel Ragone

Highlights from The Marriage of Figaro - W.A. Mozart (1756-1791) L. daPonte (1749-1836)
"Porgi amor" Ruthann Turekian
"Voi che sapete" Leslie Valentine
"Sull'aria" Gina Haver and Ruthann Turekian
"Un moto di gioia" Gina Haver
"O cessate di piagarmi" - A. Scarlatti (1660-1725)
Nel cor piu non mi sento" - G. Paisiello (1740-1816) Leslie Valentine
"Lungi dal caro bene" - A. Secchi (1761-1833) Gina Haver
"La danza" - G. Rossini (1792-1868) Ruthann Turekian
"Nebbie" - O. Respighi (1879-1936) Leslie Valentine
"L'altra notte" (Mefistofele) - A. Boito (1842-1918) Ruthann Turekian
"La Ricordanza" - V. Bellini (1801-1835)
Madama Butterfly duet - G. Puccini (1858-1924) Ruthann Turekian and Leslie Valentine


"Cat Duet" - G. Rossini (1792-1868) Gina Haver and Leslie Valentine
"Pace, pace mio Dio" (La Forza del destino) - G Verdi (1813-1901) Ruthann Turekian
"Se Romeo t'uccise un figlio" (I Capuletti ed i Montecchi) - V. Bellini (1801-1835) Leslie Valentine
"Io son l'umile ancella" (Adriana Lecouveur) - F. Cilea (1866-1950) Gina Haver
"Torna a Surriento" - E. deCurtis (1875-1937) Leslie Valentine "Non ti scordar di me" - E. deCurtis (1875-1937) Ruthann Turekian
"Mi chiamano Mimi" (La Bohème) - G. Puccini (1858-1924) Gina Haver
"Quando m'en vo"(La Bohème) - G. Puccini (1858-1924)




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