Sunday, June 28, 2009

RAI International Highlights of Italian Week 2009

Highlights of Italian Week produced by Alessandro Sorbello for the Italian Government as shown on RAI International. The segment aired internationally and showcased the events of the Friday night and Sunday concert.

Raitalia is the international television service of RAI, Italy's public national broadcaster.

Italian Fashion Week is an event organized to promote Italian design and Made In Italy. Appreciated and valued the world over, Italian fashion and Style is has inspired countless designers and stylists. During Italian Week, Italian born designer Elio Marzullo owner and creative director of the label Elio Moda showcases Italian designs and Italian Inspired works from designers such as Subfusco and emerging stylists from Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE, fashion who have created a range of Italian Inspired designs. Direct from Italy and supported by the Italian Embassy in Canberra, Italian Week is proud to present Fatima Scialdone, Roberto Nobilia performing at the Opening of Italian Fashion WeekAustralian born Roberto Nobilia Robert has written and recorded many albums, including the work of Stark which is the collaboration between himself and musician/producer Lindsay Askew who plays guitar Italian Motor Expo 2009 Queen Street Mall and Reddacliff Place For lovers of the sleek lines and high performance of Italian Motor vehicles, the Italian Motor Expo is not to be missed.

18 year old rising star, Zosia Kilmartin, is a classically trained singer. One of the highlights of Zosias career, to date, is her recent appearance at the annual Opera on the Mountain open air concert in May. This event featured Zosia along with 10 of Australias top opera singers Alex Ranieri 16 year old Alex Raineri currently studies piano performance with Leah Horwitz, OAM at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and also studies composition with Gerard Brophy. In November 2008, Alex was awarded a distinction in his Trinity College of London' LTCL exam and the Top of the State award. Also in 2008, Alex performed Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue' with the Queensland Orchestra in the keyboard finals of the 'ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards'.

Raffaele Pierno is a graduate of the Conservatorium Domenico Cimarosa in Avellino, Southern Italy. Graduated with a Diploma di Canto in 1998. He performed extensively across Italy including Concerts of traditional Neopolitan songs for the Mayor and the Cardinal of Naples in il Duomo di Napoli; tribute to Enrico Caruso 1995; Messa di Gloria of Mascagni with Lucia Tramontano (official accompanist at Teatro San Carlo).

Dominique Fegan Dominique has performed with numerous operatic societies in south east Queensland and in the UK. Principal roles include Casilda in The Gondoliers, Angela in Patience, Anna in The Merry Widow, Josephine in HMS Pinafore, The Plaintiff in Trial by Jury, Phyllis in Iolanthe, Guenevere in Camelot, Maisie in The Boyfriend, and Hugette in The Vagabond King. Dominique joined Opera Queensland as a chorus soprano in 1995 and has appeared in numerous concerts and productions.

Italian Waiters Race Waiters and waitresses representing Italian restaurants in Queensland will gather in The Queen Street Mall to compete in a relay race with a difference—the runners have to carry glasses of wine on a tray without spilling a drop.The waiters race, or Corsa dei Camerieri in Italian, is one event of the Tastes of Italy to be held over the weekend.
Marco Evans in concert Marco Evans grew up in a very musical household. His grandmother, father and his aunt are all singers, musicians and performers.

Paolo Diotti in concert Pianist, composer, arranger and producer, Paolo studies music since age 5 and has arranged and composed music for theatre: In alto mare di Slawomir Mrozek (1994), Cibo di Carla Vistarini (1995), Guglielmo e la moneta doro di Mino Milani (1996), Paolo is the winner of two scholarships by the world famous CET musical institute of Mogol: composed music for theatre:

Lisa Hunt in concert - Lisa Hunt began singing in that great African American tradition, the gospel church, there was laid the foundation of her soulful singing style. In Italy she has been the featured vocalist on tour and recordings of ZUCCHERO Sugar Fornaciari for over 15 years and has worked with a range of artist from Andrea Bocelli, and Luciano Pavarotti. You can check out her on Pavarotti and friends.

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