LONE TREE, CO – Performing pop hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and recent songs, Giada Valenti, who sings and speaks in five languages, pays tribute to iconic female singers like Karen Carpenter, Edith Piaf, Linda Ronstadt, Etta James, Dusty Springfield, Rosemary Clooney, Shirley Bassey, Gloria Estefan, Selena (Quintanilla), Ornella Vanoni, Mina, and more. Born and raised in Venice, Giada has always been influenced by her hometown, bringing its magic and passion to her musical style. With special treats for all to celebrate Valentine’s Day during intermission, join us for An Evening with Giada Valenti: From Venice With Love, Saturday, February 15 at 8pm.

Award-winning vocalist Giada Valenti whisks her audiences away with pageantry and poignancy, dazzling them with her breathtaking vocals, captivating beauty, and her lavish stage presentation. Though every facet of her artistry has been meticulously nurtured—from her prodigious musical talents to her theatrical savvy as a performer—one thing is in the moment every night: her heart. That is because the Los Angeles-based artist has been brave enough to heed the calling of her soul. ​​​

“I could have had a safe life back home in Venice with my parents, but I dared to dream big. When you do this, people will say you’re crazy,” the iconic performer says. “But don’t listen, push through the sweat, the hard work, the risks, and the rejection, and you’ll see, dreams do come true.”

Giada’s currently celebrating a career milestone with her PBS television special From Venice With Love which is now being released as a CD and DVD. The show is a carefully curated celebration of romance that embraces a wonderfully eclectic canon of classic and contemporary love songs. Within the stunning From Venice With Love show, Giada gorgeously reimagines songs made popular by such diverse artists as The Carpenters, Rosemary Clooney, The Beatles, The Doors, Christina Perri, The Bee Gees, Linda Ronstadt, Dusty Springfield, Roberta Flack, Bread, and Domenico Modugno, among others. The show is filmed in electric New York City, but the DVD is interspersed with transcendent footage of Giada’s beloved home, Venice, Italy. This year, Giada will support this mesmerizing release with a 25-date US tour.

In From Venice With Love, Giada takes her audience on an unforgettable journey of emotionality and elegance. Giada brings to America the spirit of Venice through her sensual sophistication in fashion, her well-timed sense of theatrics, and the show’s set design, which evokes the lavishness of fine Venetian architecture. The major revelation of the show is, of course, Giada’s voice. A master singer with an emotive flair, Giada has a profound sense of dynamics and a boundless range. Giada can be sensual and sweetly tender, soar with angelic purposefulness, and fill the concert hall with a robust full voice. Throughout the unforgettable show, Giada has the audience in the palm of her hand, sharing reflective anecdotes and warm asides, and engaging with sensual charm.

A PBS special is a landmark event for any performer, but for Giada, there is another layer of significance to the association. “When I came to America, I used to watch PBS’s children’s programming to improve my English,” she reveals.

Giada was born and bred in Venice, Italy, and showed prodigious musical promise as early as age seven, when she began studying piano and vocals. As a child, she would go on to electrify audiences in regional competitions, wowing audiences with her musical talents and her natural gifts as a performer. She honed her skills studying piano and music theory at the Santa Cecilia music school in Venice, and later through achieving her music degree at the G. Tartini in Trieste.

After her formal education, she skyrocketed to the top rung of Italy’s music artists, winning prestigious awards and charting with hit songs. On stage, Giada shines most purely. She was handpicked by producer Sonny Grosso (The Godfather, The French Connection) and musical director Phil Ramone (Billy Joel, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra) to be cast in the Broadway musical Be My Love based on the life story of tenor Mario Lanza. Her shows in cabarets, fine hotels, and elegant theaters have been sold out affairs, showcasing her imagination, and the depth and diversity of her musical talents.

Giada Valenti: From Venice With Love
Saturday, February 15 at 8pm
Tickets: $31-$46

Tickets may be purchased by calling 720-509-1000, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm or at www.LoneTreeArtsCenter.org.

Bellco is the Lone Tree Arts Center’s 2019-2020 Season Sponsor. This presentation is made possible in part thanks to the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District, Colorado Creative Industries, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

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