By Kevin Lane

Thanks to the generous sponsorship from Gallo Herbert Architects and philanthropist Barbara Copanos, the Venetian Arts Society will be able to present two world class opera stars for a unique and dazzling evening for VAS members and guests. Planned for Friday, March 25th, “Voices In The Gallery” will feature International Opera Soprano Magda Nieves in a non-traditional multi-media production of arias and songs within the dramatic atmosphere of the main gallery of the Gallery of Amazing Things.

The evening is in celebration of the illustrious career of the great operatic singing/actress Renata Scotto and we are thrilled to announce that La Scotto, our guest of honor that evening, will be presented with the Venetian Arts Society first ICON Award for her long and distinguished career and her lifetime of inspiring and mentoring artists.

Guests will begin the evening at 7:00 p.m. with a Wine Social in the Gallery, followed by a Grand Art Salon Tribute Concert at 8:00 p.m. Everyone will then be invited to enjoy a Post Salon Concert Champagne Salute.

Recognized for her sense of style, musicality and as a remarkable singer-actress, Scotto is considered one of the preeminent singers of her generation, specializing in the bel canto repertoire with excursions into the verismo and Verdi repertoires.

Since retiring from the stage as a singer in 2002, she has turned successfully to directing opera as well as teaching in Italy and America. Fans of Opera and Ms. Scotto will enjoy Scotto: More Than a Diva, the 1984 Doubleday biography she co-authored with Actavio Roca with a forward by Placido Domingo.

Our events are open to the public. If you’re looking to enjoy top of the line artists performing in an unconventional setting, and meet new people who have an interest in the arts, our Art Salons are the perfect venues!

To purchase tickets please click here.


A portion of the proceeds benefit the Broward Health Foundation and Nova Southeastern University Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute of Cancer Research.


By Kevin Lane

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