Maria Manetti Celebrates
La Dolce Vita!

honoring Sophia Loren

Tuesday, July 16  |  6:30PM
Festival Napa Valley Stage at Charles Krug  |  St. Helena

 

Experience the essence of la dolce vita at this historic evening honoring the Academy Award-winning actress and silver screen icon, Sophia Loren. Festivities begin at Charles Krug, where the Festival celebrates Loren’s legacy with a captivating concert bringing together exceptional music, talent, and family. Maestro Carlo Ponti, Sophia Loren’s son, leads his dynamic Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra, and Carlo’s own son, 16-year-old pianist Vittorio Ponti, makes his festival debut.

Food will be available for purchase at Festival Napa Valley's Culinary Garden at Charles Krug from FoodshedMonday Bakery, and Ray Ray's Tacos. Wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and caviar from Calvisius Caviar Co. will be available for purchase from Charles Krug. 

 

Footage from “A Day in Court,” “Poverty and Nobility,” “La Donna del Fiume” and “Two Nights with Cleopatra” courtesy of Independent-International Pictures.
 

General admission tickets are available for $35 per guest.

 
 

Performers

Carlo Ponti
Carlo Ponti

Maestro Carlo Ponti is known for taking audiences on musical journeys of unique interpretive depth. Ponti is the founder and director of the Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra, and he has served as Associate Conductor of the Russian National Orchestra and Music Director and Principal Conductor of the San Bernardino Symphony.

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Vittorio Ponti
Vittorio Ponti

Making his debut with the Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra, Vittorio is the elder child of Maestro Carlo Ponti. He has been studying the piano in Los Angeles, California with Ms. Ivana Grubelic Malo since the age of six and has already garnered accolades at international competitions and festivals.

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Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra
Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra

The Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra (LAV) is an orchestra of professional musicians dedicated to the advocacy and support of music education, envisioning a world in which every young person has access to music education. It allocates 100% of its net income from performances to support and develop music education.

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Venue

Festival Napa Valley Stage at Charles Krug
Festival Napa Valley Stage at Charles Krug
The Festival Napa Valley Stage at Charles Krug is located on the great lawn of Napa Valley’s oldest winery. Established in 1861, it is home of California’s first wine tasting room. Since its founding by Charles Krug, a pioneer and visionary, this winery has continued to contribute significantly to the world of wine.

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