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Italian Heritage Society Lecture Series Presents Singing for Caruso: The Life of Opera Diva, Rosa Ponselle
May 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Singing for Caruso
The Life of Opera Diva, Rosa Ponselle
Born in 1897, the daughter of humble immigrants, plain looking Rosa loved to sing while washing dishes. While scratching out a living working in New York City Music Halls, she is discovered by none other than Enrico Caruso. Her rise to fame is legendary. Her personal story is like a movie script.
Fellow IHSI member, Cynthia DiTallo Starks is Rosa’s descendant. Cynthia will not only share with us the glamorous tale of her maternal ancestor, but also images and rare recordings. This is not to be missed!