AMATO OPERA

AMATO OPERA in NYC is back. After Maestro Tony Amato’s retirement in 2009 after 61 years at the helm and with the final performance of The Marriage of Figaro last May, the Amato Opera Company was reborn
as the Amore Opera Company. Its first performance was La Boheme set in the Connelly Opera House at 220 East 4th Street in NYC last December. Its new president, Nathan Hull said that “with the deepest depression on record, what did we do? We started an opera company.”

Today’s performance at Baruch College presented 15 of the greatest operas from the Italian, German, and English repertoires. Maestro Amato said at the intermission that the cast was “very inspiring; entertaining a great variety for the ( new ) company.
It shows that they ( performers ).
have great background.” Mr. Amato closed the afternoon with a favorite Neopolitan love song- Marecchiare. It was a tribute to his late wife, Sally who worked with him for 41 years.

Today’s program was led by Conductor Simeon Loring. A cast of more than 40 singers led the afternoon’s recital. Of particular note was the selection from Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Iris Karlin as Zerlina and Charles Sanford as Don Giovanni in the lead roles. Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Diviglia was another finely orchestrated production as was the finale from Gounod’s Faust.

In 2010 the new company is presenting The Merry Widow, The
Magic Flute and The Mikado through May.

For more info on the season ahead dial 1-866-811. 4111 or www.amoreopera.org.

As reported by Michael

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Hornblower blows ‘em away!

Thurs., July 4 aboard the Hornblower Esprit, celebrating Macy’s 4th, the nation’s 233rd Independence Day anniversary. What a night!

Hornblower Yachts owns up to having the largest number of luxury vessels in eight U.S. cities, including New York. The company has seven here ranging from the largest, the Infinity, at over 200’, accommodating up to 700, to the smallest, the Esprit, at 90’ , accommodating 80-100. Cruises are set lunch/ brunch and dinner, for a coterie of special events and private parties, corporate meetings, and weddings, of course! They serve both sit-down and buffet menus.. They also do After 5 cocktail cruises, and a host of charitable events. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, Ca. It’s now in its 40th year.

On the night we were on, the 4th, we were seated on the Sky Deck of the Esprit, a restored beauty. There were only seven tables on this top deck facing out and with a nicely appointed bar in front of us manned by Nicholas, a really talented barkeep, and with some soft jazz by DJ Mike, which later turned to Pop, Latin, Disc and Rock for or dancing pleasure. Gabriel was our Maitre’d and Oscar was our chef for the evening. Boy can this guy cook! Dinner started off with a plate of Blinis with Caviar, followed by a nice medley of Little Neck clams and oysters on the ½ shell, with a sampling of jumbo shrimp in the best salsa I’ve ever tasted ( I asked for a second. My apologies ). This was followed by a full serving of Agnolotti served Italian style over freshly baked cherry tomatoes and a very fresh salad of lettuce, celery, cucumber and more cherry tomatoes. The entrée: Lobster and Filet Mignon with a crab filling topped with a wild mushroom sauce. A bottle of Chandon white was offered to each guest complimentary. Ha! You can’t beat that! As for dessert, a chilled freshly baked apple strudel and chocolate dipped strawberries was the finale, with good coffee and an assortment of blended teas for the asking. And, yes, the bar was open for the entire 3 ½ hours we were on board. By the way, the company provides translaters for Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Korean, French, German and Italian guests.

The yachts ail from Pier 15/ 75 South St. adjoining the South St. Seaport and Pier 40 on the West Side/ W. Houston St. and the Hudson River, from March thru-November with 10 daily departures, 7 days-a-week.

In New York they operate the Statue Cruises affiliate to both Ellis Island and Liberty Island State Park from the Battery Park Terminal on the Manhattan side, along with a Liberty Water Taxi service. They also serve the Metro New York area with a round-the-clock ferry service, the city’s first commuter ferry operation to points in Manhattan, Bklyn and Queens. In brief, the company is the world’s leading provider of high-speed ferry services. For more on Hornblower try: info@365ticketsUSA.com or 1-844TKTS, or phone 646-780.9693 or simply: www.Hornblower.com

 

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