Outside of Italy, America is the country that is most influenced by Italian culture.  From food to fashion to music, Italian-American flavor is an integral part of everyday American life. 

Coming this December, PBS introduces American audiences to BELL'ARIA, a musical group that pays tribute to the Italian-American musical legacy. BELL'ARIA performs traditional Italian songs as well as known classical crossover pieces and pop hits made popular by some of the most revered Italian-American voices such as Dean Martin, Rose Mary Clooney, Al Martino, and many others. 

Combining the vocal prowess of five talented Italian-American singers, BELL'ARIA is Angelica DiCastro, Chris Macchio, Jessica Carvo, Gabriel Burrafato and Miriam Pultro. They are accompanied by an eight member band and a string orchestra conducted by music director, arranger and Grammy Award-winner Craig Leon. 

Shot live in high definition at the famed Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, BELL'ARIA entertains and delights viewers with a variety of musical riches, including: 

Mambo Italiano / Non Domenticare / Bacciame / Oh Marie / Volare / You Don't Have to Say You Love Me / That's Amore / Santa Lucia / Back to Sorrento / Oh Sole Mio / Mamma / Funiculi Funicula / Mio Babbino Caro / Bridisi / Al Di La / Be My Love / Arrivederci Roma



The special was directed by Pierre Lamoreaux, produced by Fogo Labs and International Media, and  executive-produced by Gustavo Sagastume and Terrell Cass. A national tour following the PBS premiere will be produced by CAMI (Columbia Artists Management International).



"Bell'Aria: Live From Las Vegas" was taped in High Definition and will be presented nationally by PBS during its December, 2010 pledge drive.



An upcoming 2010 / 2011 US tour will be available for pledge.  Make sure you don't miss this exciting opportunity!



Related CD (Bell'Aria: "Little Italy") and Companion live DVD (with exclusive bonus footage and bonus tracks not available in the retail edition), as well as tour tickets and "meet and greets" in select markets.  





contact information:

Maya Fiallos

International Media

(954) 923.7215