Correspondent, Italian Community of St Louis
Andrea Bocelli made his St. Louis debut on Sunday, October 17, performing before a sold-out crowd at The Enterprise Center in Downtown St Louis. The great maestro was accompanied by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Steven Mercurio, the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, soprano Larisa Martinez, baritone Edward Parks, singer/actress Loren Allred, cellist Ayanna Witter-Johnson, and Bocelli’s 9-year-old daughter, Virginia.
Members of the Italian Community of St Louis and Club Italiano Per Piacere were thrilled to have had the opportunity to meet Bocelli in person before the concert. Others were able to enjoy the concert in a double suite thanks to Michael Cross who was able to coordinate details with Bocelli's personal secretary Luca Cassini.
Among the attendees from the Italian Community were: Giovanna Leopardi, Francesca Giacomozzi, Fabio Perla, Kristine Galati, Dr. Ron & Phyllis Farotto, Thomas & Adriana Polesel, Maria Grazia Zampini, Antonio Pipoli, Gina Barruzza, Sam Buzzetta, Anthony & Laura Lancia, Carmelo & Maria Gabriele, and Paolo & Concetta Gabriele.