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Internationally renown Baritone Marcello Rosiello, Italian Tenor David Sotgiu and Thai pianist Nat Yontararak join hands to perform at “The Taste of Music”, a unique charity dinner & concert gala

Camillo Pellegatta and Alice Law, in cooperation with the Italian Embassy in Bangkok and Bromsgrove International School Thailand, bring together two of the most loved arts in Thailand—music and food—to organize a unique, grandeur event for a good cause, to support a new charity initiative by the Camillians in Thailand

Throughout the world’s history, all the arts are interconnected, especially music and culinary—two of the most illustrious, yet easiest reachable sensory art forms. Globally-acclaimed composers have endlessly borrowed inspiration from food and culinary culture to create heart-touching arias and operas.

To celebrate the 150 anniversary of the diplomatic relation between Italy and Thailand and the 150 anniversary of the death of Gioacchino Rossini, Camillo Pellegatta and Alice Law are about to arrange the second “one-of-a-kind event” that brings them together in an elaborate interpretation at “The Taste of Music” a charity dinner and concert gala at the Royal Ballroom The Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

The evening will be dedicated to the genius of Rossini and serenaded by a joining force of music talents: celebrated pianist Nat Yontararak and Pana Yontararak, internationally renown baritone Marcello Rosiello, and brilliant young Italian tenor David Sotgiu.

David Sotgiu was trained by some of the world’s best singers such as Ruggero Raimondi, Raina Kabaiwanska, Renato Bruson, Mirella Freni and the one and only Luciano Pavarotti. Sotgiu debuted in 2003 in Matrimonio Segreto by Cimarosa and become a star in his own right ever since. He has been traveling around the world to perform various concert venues, including Opera National du Rhine in Strasburg, Gran Theatre in Geneva, Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome, Sejong Centre in Seoul and Stadt Theater in Bern, as well as joining in Teatro Lirico Sperimentale’s Adriano Belli, which staged in Canada, Poland, Hungary, and Japan.

Marcello Rosiello sang Figaro ( Vonnas Opera Festival,” Petruzzelli ” Bari and “Opera Theatre” of Jesi, Ravenna, Udine, Fermo ), Germont ” La Traviata” (“La Fenice” Venice, “Opera” Florence, “Pavarotti” Modena, “Donizzetti” Bergamo, “Ponchielli” Cremona ), Enrico “Lucia di Lammermoor  ( “Bellini” Catania ), Gil “Segreto di Susanna” ( “S.Carlo” Napoli ), Belcore “Elisir d’amore” ( Royal Opera House Muscat ), Marcello “Boheme” ( “Verdi” Trieste ), Ping “Turandot” ( Arena di Verona ), in 2018 he toured Japan with “Opera Theatre” of Rome.

The performance will be supported by a 40-member choir from Bromsgrove International School and the impeccable Bangkok Music Society (BMS) Choir.

While indulging in heartfelt music, honorary guests will be treated to delectable Italian dishes designed and prepared by celebrated Chef Jules Dubois and dedicated to the gourmet genius of Rossini.  The event will also be presided over by the Ambassador of Italy to Thailand.

The event is organized to raise funds to support a new charity initiative by the Camillians in Thailand: “The Home For The Aged Ratchasima.” Inaugurated earlier last year, this nursing home aims to take care of underprivileged elderly Thai citizens, providing them with a serene and peaceful time during the last years of their lives. It is currently supported by private generosity. More information can be found at www.camilliankorat.org.

“The Taste of Music,” a charity dinner and concert gala will take place on December 7, 2018, Royal Ballroom Mandarin Oriental. Tickets are B4,500 net.

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