Soprano Shana Farr and tenor Vincent Ricciardi, who performed on the Opening Night of the Enrico Caruso Room at Grotta Azzurra in late April, will be doing an encore performance in the new venue tonight, June 26, at 8 PM. Dinner will be available starting at 7 PM. There is a $20 cover charge and no minimum. Reservations are suggested by calling Grotta Azzurra at 212-925-8775.
The legendary Grotta Azzurra Ristorante, located on the corner of Broome and Mulberry Streets in one of lower Manhattan’s historic neighborhoods – Little Italy, originally opened more than 100 years ago in 1908. The original restaurant, which was often frequented by the world famous Naples-born tenor Enrico Caruso and his friends, occupied the same space as the newly decorated Enrico Caruso Room. The walls feature framed authentic collectibles, including vintage photos, old acetate music discs and records and caricatures drawn by Caruso himself, all of which have been donated by Cav. Uff. Aldo Mancusi, founder and curator of the Enrico Caruso Museum in Brooklyn.
The music performances at the Enrico Caruso Room are being presented by Mort and Ray Productions and LS Communications.
Shana Farr is a singer/actress who has performed leading roles in operetta and musical theater on New York stages and has also brought her talents to the intimate world of cabaret. Everything she performs from operetta and great American standards to contemporary musical theater and jazz is sung with a lush voice that shows off her different colors of musical sounds. She has received rave reviews in The New York Post, Wall Street Journal, New Jersey Star Ledger, Cabaret Scenes, Back Stage, and numerous other publications for her performances at New York City Center, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Feinstein's at the Regency, The Metropolitan Room and elsewhere. She has been recognized for her work with symphony orchestras, including the Missouri Symphony Orchestra and South Shore Symphony. On October 17, Shana has been invited to perform at the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention at The Rose Theater, home of Jazz At Lincoln Center. She will also be performing her acclaimed cabaret show Whistling Away The Dark: Through the Songs of Julie Andrews on Wednesday, July 18, at 7:30 PM at The Players Club, a performance that will be open to the public. She just returned from her hometown of Columbia, MO, where she introduced her new cabaret show Shana Farr in Blue Skies, featuring songs of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Noel Coward and more. She also is a multi-talented jewelry designer whose company, Shana Farr Designs (www.shanfarrdesigns.com) recently launched its new line – PURE IMAGINATION by Shana Farr.