Divaria Productions presents a preview of Sergio Ragni’s book based on the life of Spanish born opera singer, Isabella Colbran at the Italian American Museum this Thursday, April 2nd. Colbran (1785-1845), was the toast of opera stages throughout Europe in the early 19th century and subsequently became the wife of Italian opera composer Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868). She collaborated with Rossini in the creation of a number of roles that remain in the repertory to this day. She was also the composer of four collections of songs.
About Divaria Productions:
Founded in 2011, Divaria Productions is dedicated to making extremely high quality opera both accessible and approachable, providing emerging artists with a platform to perform their work and reaching out to people who might otherwise be unable to attend opera including patients with Alzheimers’ and other ailments. To achieve our mission, we seek to create one of a kind quality experiences in intimate settings that make opera easy to digest and entertaining for a modern audience. Highlights of recent seasons have included the American premiere of Offenbach’s rare comedic operetta “The Babysitter” with the Salome Chamber Orchestra Hamptons Festival and partnering with the Italian Culture Institute of New York and the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in an event commemorating the 175th anniversary of the death of Lorenzo Da Ponte, famous librettist for Mozart’s operas, first professor of Italian at Columbia University and one of New York’s first Italian immigrants.
Thursday, April 2nd, 6:00 P.M.
Italian American Museum
155 Mulberry Street
(Corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets)
New York, NY 10013
Suggested donation of $10 per person
RSVP Code: Rossini0402
For reservations, please call the
Italian American Museum at (212) 965-9000