Opera with an Ocean View
From singing for Pope Benedict XVI in Rome to belting out Handel’s Messiah in Cuba, tenor Stefano Milani has traveled the world on the strength of his voice.
The globetrotting opera singer makes his Los Angeles-area debut this weekend with “Stefano Milani Sings,” a musical program benefitting the L.A. Mission and Children of the Night. He’ll be bringing out his big voice for five rooftop performances in the Bayview Concert Hall atop the Marina del Rey Marriott Hotel.
He’ll sing and discuss famous arias from “La Traviata,” “Pagliacci,” “Rigoletto,” and “Tosca,” as well as Neapolitan favorites like “O Sole Mio” (“My Sunshine”), “Con Te Patriro” (“Time to Say Goodbye”), “Mamma Son Tante Felice” (“Momma”) and “Willkommen” from “Cabaret.”
Before hitting the road — or the waves, rather — for his show “Passions of a Tenor” on Carnival Cruise’s The Diadema, Stefano was a 12-year veteran with the La Scala Opera in Milan and performed all over Europe, from Naples to Madrid. So now’s your chance while he’s in town!
— Christina Campodonico
Five performances only: 4 and 8 p.m. Sunday (May 1), 8 p.m. Thursday (May 5), and 4 and 8 p.m. Sunday (May 8) in the Bayview Concert Hall atop the Marina del Rey Marriott Hotel, 4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. Tickets are $38 to $88. Call (818) 510-1915 or visit stefanomilanisings.com.