Friday 12 May
The Dame Malvina Foundation Christchurch Committee and The Opera Foundation are joining together to host a fundraiser for Anna Leese Guidi and her husband Stefano. We are delighted that Philip Norman will act as Master of Ceremonies, The City Choir and the Opera Club will perform alongside many solo artists. Performing will be The French Connection [Trio] - Rangi Ruru Chamber Group, Justin Hodges [violinist],Elisabeth Harris [mezzo-soprano],Reuben Chin [classical saxophonist],Bradley Wood [pianist],Juliet Reynolds-Midgley [soprano],Thomas Eves [trumpeter],Cameron Barclay [tenor],Robert Tucker [baritone]and Yulia with Hanafi Machirus. Accompanists will be Kirsten Robertson and Anna Maksymova.
The event Serenading Stefano will take place in the beautiful new St Andrew’s Centennial Chapel, Normans Rd, at 7.30pm on Friday May 12th 2017. Stefano, a passionate Italian wine maker met Anna whilst she was singing in Italy and moved to New Zealand to create a new life with her. They married and lat year just before the birth of their first child Matteo, Stefano was diagnosed with the most aggressive form of Motor Neurone Disease. Already he is facing many frightening challenges, which require great emotional, physical and financial support. Anna has had to withdraw from singing ‘Katya Kabanova’ for New Zealand Opera later this year.
Fri 12 May
Fri 12 May
|Venue: St Andrews College Chapel, Normans Rd Christchurch|