Opera Returns To Benvenuto

Benvenuto Restaurant in Boynton Beach will host its next “Opera Benvenuto” show on Thursday, Oct. 17 at noon.

“Opera and More!” will include arias and ensembles from opera and operetta, international songs and hits from the Broadway stage. Selections planned include the Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffman, “Musetta’s Waltz” from La Boheme, “Granada,” “Non ti scordar di me” and many more. Performing will be soprano Margaret Schmitt, soprano Marie Ashley, tenor Guillermo Fernandez and pianist Dr. Keith Paulson-Thorp.

Schmitt is well known in South Florida as an opera singer and producer of the Opera Benvenuto concert series. She serves as cantor at Temple Sinai in Delray Beach. Ashley is on the faculty of Palm Beach Atlantic University and has performed with the Palm Beach Opera and Masterworks Chorus. Fernandez performs regularly with Opera Benvenuto and is one of the Three Florida Tenors. Dr. Paulson-Thorp is director of music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

The performance will include a three-course gourmet meal. Tickets are $33 (all-inclusive) for the Oct. 17 lunch show. Reservations are required. Benvenuto is located at 1730 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach. Call (561) 364-0600 to RSVP.