Christmas in Italy…without leaving home

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Christmas in Italy...without leaving home

A holiday tradition returns to New York, and is happening Sunday night. Christmas in Italy, produced and performed by the incredibly talented Cristina Fontanelli, takes place at Carnegie Hall, Dec. 9 at 3 PM at Carnegie Hall (Zankel Hall.)

The luminous Cristina sings beautiful and sweeping songs from Italy, some operatic arias and, of course,  holiday favorites. Young performers join Cristina on stage, and it is truly a wonderful event for families to enjoy.

Just a few tickets left for this year’s show. Go to

As they say in Italy, Buon Natale!

For more entertainment news, listen to “Bagels and Broadway with Valerie Smaldone”

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Christmas in Italy...without leaving home

This Saturday, Dec. 8, tune in for a Bagels and Broadway special: “For Good: Celebrating 15 Years of Wicked on Broadway” –  One hour dedicated to Wicked, the Musical featuring conversations with the super talented people on the Wicked team, as well as the dedicated people who are part of the charitable organizations that Wicked partners with.



  • Valerie Smaldone

    Valerie Smaldone is a 5-time Billboard Magazine Award winner and is well known for her unprecedented success holding the #1 on-air position in the New York radio market on 106.7 Life-FM, an iHeart station. She has hosted, produced, and created several award-winning nationally syndicated programs featuring in-depth interviews with stars like Paul McCartney, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Elton John and Mariah Carey among others. Her radio talk show "Bagels and Broadway" highlighted theatre and food personalities. She is an accomplished interviewer and voice artist heard on commercials, narrations, promos and audiobooks, as well as a sought after live announcer. Most recently, Valerie produced and directed a film, The Thursday Night Club, featuring pop diva Gloria Gaynor in her movie acting debut. She is one of the creators and producers of a docu-series, Divine Renovation, starring Erik Estrada, on streaming networks soon.

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