“An Evening in Roma” pays tribute to songs made famous in the U.S. among Italian-American's and those cherished in the homeland and passed down from generation to generation. Crossing over the genres of Jazz, 50's and 60's pop, and classical, Amanda covers songs from the likes of Connie Francis, Jerry Vale, Mario Lanza, Rosemary Clooney, Dean Martin, Andrea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti and many more with this colorful collection of Italian favorites.
Amanda studied Italian and Italian Opera in Lucca, Italy while honing her skills in the performance halls of the region. She trained extensively with Italian diction coach Lorenzo Malfatti, who loved to share stories of teaching Sofia Loren her English and studying with the famed Italian conductor Toscanini. Having grown up in a huge Italian family, Amanda loves keeping her own Italian heritage alive. She draws inspiration from family traditions and stories, her travels and studies through out Europe and her own Italian Mama!
A frequent guest artist for Italian themed events and festivals, Amanda's Italian-American concerts have been lauded as "the perfect blend of passion and old world charm for an electrifying, unforgettable night." Equipped to perform with recorded backing tracks, piano accompaniment, or her live band, Amanda has a program suitable for a variety of venues and settings. She has entertained international audiences at home and at sea! Now is the time for her to entertain you!