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July 18, 2010 Opera at the Winery

The Italian Cultural Association of Southern Illinois (ICASI) presented a special summer event  Sunday, July 18th.  An audience of 172, from Springfield  to Herrin, enjoyed the program, Opera at the Winery, at the beautiful Villa Marie Winery in Maryville, Illinois (

The Villa Marie Winery Staff prepared a light buffet of toasted ravioli, brushetta, cheeses and fruits.  Patrons enjoyed the winery’s red and white wines.
        An appreciative audience of 172 people enjoyed the performance and the wine.        
Artur Durro, assistant to the Vice Consul, Italian Vice Consulate, St. Louis,  Informs the audience of the functions of the Consul’s office.
Gina Galati, artistic director of Winter Opera St. Louis, sings, “ O mio babbino caro”.
Sara Gottman and Caetlyn Van Buren, Winter Opera St. Louis, sing Mozart.
Sara Gottman, Winter Opera St. Louis, sings.      
  Gina Galati and Nancy Mayo perform.       Joshua Stanton  sings accompanied by Nancy Mayo.