Nevada Opera Theatre Presents From Italy with Love
Photos by Nikki Artale

On September 19, 2014 the Grand Ballroom of the Italian American Club was filled with Opera Arias by Internationally acclaimed opera stars of the Nevada Opera Theatre Association. Eduardo Villa, Tenor and Demetra George Soprano took the stage for an evening of From Italy with Love.

Eduardo Villa has appeared in opera houses throughout Europe and in North America. His title roles have been in Don Carlo and Emani, Don Jose in Carmen, Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly and many more. He is a regular guest of the Bavarian State Opera, Rome Opera, Paris Opera and the Metropolitan Opera.

Also sharing the stage was Demetra George who has graced the stages all over Europe and the US.  Demetra has a repertoire of 20 operetta roles and has appeared at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.

Eileen Hayes is the founder and director of the Nevada Opera Theatre Association and she along with Denny Weddle, President of the Nevada Opera Theatre, brought this special evening to the I.A.C. for everyone to enjoy, in some of the most famous opera selections.

Appearing on the stage was Soprano, Sheronda McKee who has won many awards and most recently won the Pasadena Opera Guild Scholarship.
Sheronda McKee

Many celebrities were seen in the audience enjoying the evening festivities, such as our beloved Dondino who is loved by all and the Society of Seven, a contemporary Hawaiian singing group.
Donna and Dondino
Society of Seven

We want to thank Angelo Cassaro, President of the Italian American Club who hosted this special “From Italy with Love” concert. The club is open for dinning Weds-Sunday 5-11 pm and features Italian cuisine and is located at 2333 E. Sahara Ave.


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