March 22, 2016
A private and intimate concert, the “Best of Broadway’” was held at the Consul General’s Residence on March 22nd, starring well-known opera soprano Madelyn Renée, baritone Stephonne Smith and pianist Vincenzo Scalera. They performed iconic songs from Broadway including; “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” from Oklahoma (1943), “Anything You Can Do” from Annie Get Your Gun (1946), and many others. Nearly 100 people were in attendance, including top Milanese cultural, artistic, business, entrepreneurial and economic leaders.
Following the performance, Ambassador Reeker presented the Consul General’s Award for Cultural Diplomacy to the three entertainers as a sign of appreciation for their musical talents and for sharing such a beautiful part of American culture to such a relevant audience.