The Consulate General of Italy in Kolkata and musiCEA International Music Examination Board in association with ICCR are presenting a weeklong city tour of the famous European vocalist Angela Papale, Soprano and Maestro Fabio Marra, piano from 22 October to 26 October.

Highlights of the tour are an Italian Opera concert at ICCR on 24 October at 6pm titled “L’OperaItaliana – La Grande Stagione Del Melodramma” meaning Italian Opera – the great season of melodrama. Along with the concert, both artists will present a series of free vocal and piano master classes and workshops on 22, 23 , 25 and 26 October at Academy for Musical Excellence and musiCEAcentres at Tollygunge and Kasba.

Students and teachers from West Bengal, Meghalaya, Assam, and all eastern and northeastern States will attend the entire tour. Maestro Fabio Marra who is also musiCEA Chief Executive, Europe is more than happy to be in Kolkata after his last visit in 2015 where he groomed piano students like Kanishka, who is studying playing piano in a university in Italy. This visit again opens up future prospects of budding pianists and vocalists of India who wishes to study music in leading European universities.

The concert at ICCR will feature operas of the greatest Italian composers G.Verdi, G. Pucinni, P.Mascagni, and F.P. Tosti. After the opera, high scorers of musiCEA International Music Examination Board summer examination will receive their diplomas from Damiano Francovigh, Consul General of Italy and maestro Fabio Marra, chief executive, musiCEA, Europe. The musical evening will end with a choral performance by the students of Academy for Musical Excellence. Diplomats from different countries and celebrities from the musical fraternity will witness the grandest western music concert of this season in Kolkata.