Opera in the Italian Garden 2017

The popular, free concert "Opera in the Italian Garden" will be presented on the lawn of the beautiful Renaissance Italian Cultural Garden on Sunday, July 30, 6-7:30 p.m.

The concert highlights one of Italy’s greatest cultural arts featuring famous music from well-known operas with The Cleveland Opera and the Cleveland Ballet. It is free to the public by the Italian Cultural Garden Foundation through the generous support of the Italian Sons & Daughters of America, Ohio District.

This is a perfect opportunity to introduce children to the great Italian operatic composers while relaxing on the lawn of Cleveland's cultural monument to Italy in Rockefeller Park.

Bring family, friends and a picnic or enjoy freshly cooked

wood-fired pizzas in this bucolic Renaissance space. Matteo Silvaggio of Little Italy Wines will once again be offering free wine tastings for concertgoers.

Old newspaper archives point out the “Opera in the Italian Cultural Garden” was first performed in the 1930’s and throughout the 1940’s as a cultural offering for the public. It was noted that the Italian Cultural Garden, at that time, was the center of cultural activities in Cleveland presenting art exhibits and concerts at Severance Hall for the general public.

This free concert continues the tradition of offering the cultural arts of Italy to the Cleveland public. Last year the concert drew 2,350 people from Northeast Ohio. Free concert, free parking, wood-fired pizza, and wine -- a perfect summer evening!

"Opera in the Italian Garden"

990 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44108

For information: 216-916-7780

250 chairs available or please bring your own.