The Hill of Memories


Dear friends, if you want to and have the time, on September 1,  2016,  I shall be opening the photo exhibition on the subject of the graveyard of the English of Florence, “the hill of memories.”

I’m looking forward to seeing you there. GRAZIE!

Lettera D’Amore… by Tenor, Luca Canonici

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Direct from Italy!
Lettera D’Amore… by Tenor, Luca Canonici

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An Engagement Not To Be Missed!
Join Us on Tuesday, June 14th @ 7:00 PM

for Luca’s First Staten Island Appearance.
Live Performance & Presentation of his music and photography works!


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DONATION: $30 per person
MEMBERS: $25 per person
(Includes event and reception)

Copies of Luca’s Books & CD’s will be available for sale and signing.

RSVP’s in advance strongly recommended and appreciated
so that we can plan accordingly. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Call 718-273-7660

(in the comments box, please indicate event name)

Parking lot is located directly across the street at Notre Dame Academy.

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Luca Canonici was born in Montevarchi in the Province of Arezzo, Italy. He made his debut at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in 1985 as the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto and went on to establish an international career performing at many leading opera houses and concert halls, including but not limited to La Scala, Teatro Comunale Florence, Teatro Real in Madrid, Salzburg Festival, Opéra National de Paris, Teatro Regio di Parma, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, and Teatro Massimo in Palermo.

Since 2008, he has been Artistic Director of Opera Festival, a cultural association created in 1997 which organizes classical music events, shows and festivals in Florence and Tuscany. During his tenure as Artistic Director, he has worked with the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Tuscany Regional Orchestra and with the Tuscan Sun Festival, organizing concerts, recitals and new productions of The Barber of Seville, Aida, Die Zauberflöte, La Traviata, La Bohème, Gianni Schicchi, Don Giovanni, Carmina Burana, Verdi Requiem, and Ravel’s Bolero.

An art lover with long experience in the antiques trade, he has worked as an expert with private television stations, creating and presenting programs devoted to art. In 2010 he was appointed Director of the Museum of Sacred Art in Montevarchi, his native city. That same year he took part in the 60th Sanremo Music Festival where he won second place. After his success at Sanremo, which sparked a new career in crossover and pop music, he recorded the pop album, “Italia, Amore Mio.”

Luca enjoys a special passion for photography and has many publications which can be found at:

Luca has already released two albums to worldwide acclaim, Italia Amore Mio and Lettera d’amore . His new album is entitled,Showstoppers, and it represents Luca’s English language debut, featuring songs from the American songbook, theater, and film.