Melos International to Present Special Event in NYC in Honor of Maria Callas

By David Salazar

On Nov. 28, 2022, Melos International will present a special event in honor of iconic opera star Maria Callas.

The showcase, which will take place at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York, will be hosted by Victoriana Abate and Antonella Salvucci, who will read letters and poems by Pier Paolo Pasolini that he dedicated to Callas.

Audiences will see performances by pianist Gianluca Marciano, soprano Maria Grazia De Luca, jazz pianist Marco Di Gennaro, and singer Vanessa Racci. There will also be presentations by artist and entrepreneur Andreina Fuentes Angarita as well as appearances by Joanna Parisi and Marsha Thompson.

Awards will be given to soprano Katia Ricciarelli, actress Claudia Gerini, soprano Rosa Feola, soprano Carmen Giannattasio, and singer Francesca Maresca. A special award will be given to actor Murray Abraham for his performance as Salieri in “Amadeus.” Journalist Enrico Stinchelli will also be honored.

Also in attendance will be women’s rights lawyer Michele Sarno.