A Night At The Opera: Ezio Pinza

Date(s) - 06/08/2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Senator John Heinz History Center


Samuele Bozzolla talks about his famous grandfather, Ezio Pinza (pictured).

Hear the story of Italian-born opera singer Ezio Pinza (1892-1957), who came to the United States in the 1920s to perform on Broadway, and his daughter, Argentine-born opera singer Claudia Pinza Bozzolla. Learn how the Bozzolla family came to Pittsburgh to seek medical assistance for their son, about Claudia’s influence as a voice teacher at the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University, and her impact on opera in the region, which included bringing Pavarotti to perform in Pittsburgh three times.

Bozzolla will be joined by guest panelists Kevin Glavin and Anna Singer, opera singers who will comment on the Pinza family’s artistic legacy in Pittsburgh.

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