Featuring : Soprano Gloria Mendieta Gazave Guest Performer: Accordion player Paul Aebersold
Il Duetto Musica is a delightful mix of Opera & Popular Italian Street Songs featuring the talents of soprano Gloria Mendieta Gazave and accordionist Paul Aebersold. Enjoy a nostalgic tribute to the charm of Italy as you listen to such favorites as Arrivederci Roma and Puccini classics from La Bohème and other great operas. Gloria & Paul take you on a Gondola ride through Venice with romantic songs, lively music, and colorful costumes for an evening of musical treasures.
Gloria Mendieta Gazave is a classically trained soprano from San Francisco, CA with a background in Musical Theater. Her repertoire spans Opera, Oratorio, Art Songs, Broadway and Popular Ballads. Experienced in singing Sacred Music, including Latin Chant, she has cantored for many events for the San Francisco Archdiocese including being selected to sing for Pope John-Paul II. Ms. Gazave is an alum of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and sings in Italian, French, German, and Spanish. She also performs as a soloist with orchestras and other ensembles. Her Aria Bella Trio featuring Voice, Harp, and Violin specializes in Classical & Contemporary music. Ms. Gazave enjoys singing for special events and was chosen to be the 2015 featured Opera Singer for the Kettle Chips Company for the promotion of their new Italian flavor, Peperoncini.
Paul Aebersold realized his love for music as a child listening to his mother play the accordion. This inspired him to learn the accordion at a young age and he soon became an avid player. He began performing at a French restaurant during his college years at U.C, Berkeley, CA. In the years that followed, Paul established many multicultural ensembles. He has performed for several years on the East Coast in a Germa