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Syracuse Opera’s 3rd annual Bella Notte benefit June 6 a Tuscan-inspired feast for the senses


May 22, 2013

Syracuse Opera's 3rd annual Bella Notte benefit June 6

a Tuscan-inspired feast for the senses

(Syracuse, NY) For the third consecutive year, Syracuse Opera cordially invites food and music lovers alike throughout Central and Upstate New York to its Bella Notte, an evening of fine food, wine and song to benefit Syracuse Opera, on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Commons Atrium located at 201 East Washington Street in Syracuse, NY.

Join Syracuse Opera, a non-profit organization, for this signature annual benefit that magically transforms downtown Syracuse into Tuscany for one night only, and transports guests with fine Italian wines and opera-inspired cuisine and music.

The 3rd annual Bella Notte is hosted by Douglas Kinney Frost, Syracuse Opera director of music, and features special guest artist, soprano Danielle Pastin. Ms. Pastin made her brilliant Syracuse Opera debut as Violetta Valery in Verdi's "La Traviata" in 2011. Syracuse Opera audiences recently thrilled to the crystalline tone of Ms. Pastin's soaring soprano voice as The Countess in the Syracuse Opera production of Mozart's comic masterpiece "The Marriage of Figaro" in April.

Kinney Frost states, "Hands down, Bella Notte is my all-time favorite Syracuse Opera event of the year. What's not to love? Incredible Italian wines, amazing gourmet food, and a major operatic talent experienced in an intimate setting - it's a triple play for the senses. Bella Notte is a true win-win event; it provides crucial funding for Syracuse Opera, and it's an unmistakable hit with and a favorite of our many generous friends in the community."

This year's Bella Notte also features a Tuscan-inspired menu by Chef Chance Bear of Parisa restaurant located at 317 Montgomery Street in downtown Syracuse.

Enjoy a rustic Italian feast of food and wine, the camaraderie of friends, and the opportunity to hear a major operatic talent live in an intimate setting all to benefit Syracuse Opera with a truly beautiful night - and they call it Bella Notte!

Tickets are $150 per person and family style tables of 10 are available for $1,500. Additional Artist and Food Sponsorships are also available. For tickets or sponsorship opportunities, please call the Syracuse Opera Box Office at (315) 476-7372. Tickets to this year's Bella Notte are also available online at www.syracuseopera.com.

For more information about Syracuse Opera, upcoming performances and community events, call the Syracuse Opera Box Office at (315) 476-7372 or visit www.syracuseopera.com.

Now in its 38th year, Syracuse Opera enriches the lives of the people of upstate New York through locally produced opera,

the one all-inclusive art form that celebrates the beauty of the human singing voice energized through the spectacle of live theater.

Offering three mainstage productions each season and year-round community performances and education programs,

Syracuse Opera's core values are Artistic Excellence, Integrity, and Community Enrichment.

Syracuse Opera is a professional company reaching over 60,000 people each year.

Syracuse Opera productions are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of

Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Additional funding provided by the County of Onondaga administered by CNY Arts.

Syracuse Opera is a member of OPERA America, the Arts & Culture Leadership Alliance of CNY,

and the Cathedral Square Neighborhood Association.


FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Michael A. Connor
Director of Advancement
315-475-5915
mac@syracuseopera.com