- Presented By: MS SOFIA
- Dates: October 14, 2022
- Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Price: $30 per person, $55 per couple
Italian Opera combines with a post-recital reception of charcuterie and wine to create “Una Serata di Elegance: An Evening of Elegance”.
Soprano Khara Molsbee will perform classical Italian Arias from renowned composers including Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, Cilea, Catalani, Handel, Caccini, Gluck, and Durante in the Holy Family Church. Ms. Molsbee will be accompanied by Collaborative Pianist Alison Post.
Area high school students Sara Putnam, Sofie Talazac, Sarah Vyverberg, and Ema Freeman will also perform. “I am proud to share beautiful Italian music with our community,” Molsbee said. “Music has a profound way of bringing people together. Several of my students will perform Italian arias for this concert, and I am excited to introduce the next generation of singers to classical Italian music. We also will invite the audience to join us in singing a traditional Italian favorite."
Molsbee, a Long Beach resident, is the Music Director at Holy Family Parish and Music Teacher at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic School in Long Beach. She also is a Vocal Instructor at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and Artistic Director of The Seasons women’s choral group.
Following the recital, a charcuterie paired with wine plus pizzelle (Italian cookies) and coffee will be served in the Holy Family Conference Center. Three door prizes will also be awarded.
“An Evening of Elegance” is sponsored by the Mississippi Society of Italian Americans (MS SOFIA).
MS SOFIA is a 501c3 foundation that “promotes Italian culture throughout the Mississippi Gulf Coast through special events and high school scholarships,” said President David Biagini. The organization has produced an Italian Festa and annual Mafia Murder Mystery Dinners.
“MS SOFIA plans to organize a Coast-wide church bocce league with a new bocce facility at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Woolmarket,” he added. “We invite anyone – Italian or not - who enjoys Italian culture to join our Foundation.”
Tickets for the recital and refreshments are $30 per person; $55 per couple. For more information and advance reservations, individuals may call Biagini at 228-324-5041 or visit Mississippi Society of Italian Americans Foundation page on Facebook.