The Meriden Historical Society, 41 West Main Street, is hosting a special program about Meriden Opera Diva Rosa Ponselle on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of her birth year on Thursday, September 22 at 6:30pm. Valerie Bubon, past President of the Rosa Ponselle Fund, will talk about Rosa’s radio broadcast years with audio examples. Her MGM screen test will also be shown. Ms. Bubon teaches the Exploring Opera Class through Meriden Adult Evening School. The audience is invited to share their memories and stories about Rosa. Also attending will be Virginia Gordoni, a protégé of Rosa. Madame Gordoni is a successful opera singer who has performed with many great tenors throughout Europe. For more information, please contact Michael J. Zaffino, administrator, at 203.639.1913.
Meriden Historical Society Museum and History Center 41 West Main Street Meriden, CT 06451