Michael Amante Returns to Waterbury for “Afternoon of Romance”

Love will be in full bloom this fall when internationally acclaimed vocalist Michael Amante returns to the Palace Theater in Waterbury for “An Afternoon of Romance” on Sunday, November 4, at 4p.m. Tickets for the concert are $55, $45, and $35 and can be purchased by phone at 203-346-2000, online at www.palacetheaterct.org, or in person at the Box Office, 100 East Main Street in Waterbury.

Affectionately known as the “People’s Tenor,” Michael Amante has been crowned the “Prince of High C’s” for his remarkable ability to hit and sustain with ease, one of the highest notes of a tenor’s voice. Singing since the tender age of five, he is gifted with a greater than four octave range and is considered a most versatile performer for his ability to sing in a variety of languages, including Italian, Spanish, Polish, French, German and Latin. With a combination of suave all American good looks, romantic charm and emotionally charged singing, Amante performs with a finesse and artistry that put this virtuoso vocalist firmly in a class of his own.

Back by popular demand, Amante will once again share the stage with Waterbury’s leading soprano, Marissa Famiglietti, who will reunite with the accomplished vocalist after appearing as a guest artist and duet partner on several of his previous concert engagements. Accompanied by the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, the duo will bring their romantic charm and vocal prowess to well-known showstoppers from both Broadway and the Opera.

A versatile young soprano, Marissa Famiglietti is becoming an in-demand presence on the concert stage. A graduate of the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music programs at the esteemed Manhattan School of Music in New York City, Famiglietti was featured in numerous leading operatic roles. Her recent solo appearances include singing with The Concert Pops of Long Island, the Opera Theater of Connecticut’s productions of Hansel and Gretel and La Traviata, and The Hillhouse Opera Company’s productions of Faust and Cosi fan Tutte.

After the performance, Emily’s Catering Group will prepare a 6:30 p.m. dinner in the Palace’s Poli Club, located on the Mezzanine level of the theater. The dinner is $40 per member and $50 per non-member, which includes tax, service fees, coffee, and tea. A cash bar is also available. Seating is limited, and reservations can be made when purchasing tickets through the Box Office.

For more information, visit www.palacetheaterct.org.

About the Palace Theater

The Palace’s primary purpose is to revitalize the Greater Waterbury community through the presentation of the performing arts and educational initiatives in collaboration with area cultural and educational institutions. Its mission is to preserve and operate the historic Palace Theater as a performing arts center and community gathering place that provides a focal point of cultural activity and educational outreach for diverse audiences. For more information, visit: www.palacetheaterct.org.

The Palace Theater gratefully acknowledges support by Comcast, Webster Bank, Bank of America, City of Waterbury, CT DECD Office of Tourism, Naugatuck Savings Bank, Waterbury Hospital, Republican-American, and WATR Radio.