The muses must have been especially pleased on March 27 when renowned Canadian tenor Giovanni Amenta made a special appearance for the Venetian Arts Society at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale. ONE | Sotheby’s sponsored the event, which also featured soprano Diana Kazakova and Michael Battle at the piano, as well as choir members from the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theater. The musicians performed among Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces on loan from Florence’s Uffizi museum, one of the greatest collections in the world.
The exclusive, invite-only event highlighted operatic arias, songs from musicals and a even a tribute to Whitney Houston. The children’s choir performed their own composition, inspired by art and creativity.
ONE | Sotheby’s agents attended with clients, joining over 100 guests who enjoyed music and art in the gallery, gathered amid paintings and tapestries set against a royal blue wall.
After the performance, guest gathered for a champagne reception.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS
The Venetian Arts Society’s mission is to generate public appreciation for the arts through exhibitions, performances, lectures and group discussions at monthly art salons. The group partners with non-profit and for-profit organizations and businesses to create innovative and stimulating programs.
Founded in 1958, The Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale is a major cultural destination located in the dynamic downtown area near the New River, offering world-class permanent collections and exhibits as well as artist-in-residence programs and art classes.
– Maria de los Angeles is a freelance wordsmith based in Miami.