Michéal Castaldo: All 3 Nights! 6pm
One entertainer festivalgoers won’t want to miss is the return of Michéal Castaldo, the classical crossover pop artist whose work has been compared to Andrea Boccelli, Josh Groban and II Divo. Take in his heartfelt performances Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m.
Florentine Opera Company: All 3 nights! 7:30pm
Festa Italiana is excited to announce the three-time Grammy® Award-Winning Florentine Opera Company will perform a selection of classic Italian arias and art songs from its upcoming 80th anniversary season at this year’s event. Celebrating Italian opera during its 2013 – 2014 season, selections include Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, George Frideric Handel’s Baroque classic Julius Caesar, a romantic serenade from the Italian country-side Festa Fiorentina and Giacomo Puccini’s La Boheme.
Ricci Martin: All 3 Nights! 9pm
Also on the Giuffre Bros. Crane Stage is Ricci Martin, the son of legendary performer Dean Martin, who is hailed as “the coolest man who ever lived.” Performing “His Son Remembers: Dean Martin’s Music and More,” Ricci’s performances are filled with music, personal photos and true life stories about Dean Martin the performer, and Dean Martin the father. His vocals truly make each one of Dean’s classic hits come alive. Don’t miss Ricci Martin at 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.