Mary Mancini

Internationally acclaimed vocal artist Mary Mancini has been featured in the New York Times, the Forth Worth Star-Telegram, and the Journal News and has performed in a variety of venues around the world..

Able to sing in eight different languages, Mary draws from a deep repertory reservoir.  She is adept at pop, show tunes, operatic arias, and sacred music and has received worldwide acclaim.  Le Republicain Lorrain, in Alsace-Lorraine, France, writes that the “purity of her voice, the ease with which she interpreted the most difficult pieces showed that she is a great artist.”  The Spring City Evening News in Kunming, China, writes that “audiences were greatly impressed by Mary Mancini’s singing ability…Through her music, we see her heart is smiling.”

Mary has headlined numerous concert halls and festivals in North America, Europe, and China. She has performed at the Garden State Arts Center, Resorts International Casino Hotel, Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, and Mohegan Sun Resort Casino in CT.

Mary, with Mario Tacca, has completed two concert tours of China.  As guests of the China Ministry of Culture, they toured five cities in three weeks and performed with three symphony orchestras.  Joining them on their tour was highly acclaimed Chinese tenor, Douglas Song.  In addition to performing with the symphony orchestras, some of the most memorable moments included a performance held at the 1600 seat True Color Jazz Supper Club in the booming city of Shenzhen and in the 3500 seat Golden Opera House.

In addition to a busy concert schedule, which keeps her on the road for over 200 days a year, Mary also maintains an active recording career.   On “Canzoni dal Cuore,” her CD of Italian Love Songs & Arias, Mary sings with passion many of the classic songs from the Italian repertoire.  The album also includes her own composition, “Preghiera, Ninna-Nanna” set to the music of Pietro Mascagni. Together, Mary and Mario have just released their latest duet CD, “Ricordi.”  It is a collection of Italian melodies, featuring Mary and Mario together, and, Mario performing solo.

The Red Cross selected Mary’s original composition, “With Open Arms,” to accompany its video tribute to the September 11 victims.

Mary was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Order of the Sons of Italy in America for her ongoing outstanding musical contribution to the arts.

2011 Highlights

  • Returned to Southwest Florida to perform with the Coral Springs Symphony Orchestra and the Hallandale Symphony
  • Will lead sessions at the International Accordion Convention in Las Vegas in November
  • Continued performances at Magnanini Winery in Walkill, NY, and Peekskill Festa Italiana
  • Special performances at The Royal Manor in Garfield, NJ and Ehrhardt’s in Lake Wallenpaupack, PA
  • Special guest performers with Rinaldo Toglia at Feinstein’s in NYC

2010 Highlights

  • Concert tour in Florida in early 2010.
  • Celebrated Bastille Day with a performance for Alliance  Francaise at Bistro Rollin in Pelham, NY
  • Regularly performed at Magnanini Winery Restaurant in Walkill, NY
  • Headlined the Peekskill Festa Italiana in August
  • Performed at the Westchester County Board of Legislators Italian Heritage Celebration and Ceremony
  • Christmas Show performances in the month of December included Church of the Assumption in Peekskill, NY; St. Michael the Archangel in Glens Falls, NY; and Magnanini Winery in Walkill.

2009 Highlights

  • Mary was inducted into Cambridge’s Who’s Who
  • In the Spring, Mary & Mario performed with the Coral Springs Symphony Orchestra and the Hallandale Symphony in Southwest Florida
  • In June 2009, Mary & Mario produced and headlined the Abruzzi Earthquake Benefit Show at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill, NY.  Under the auspices of the American Accordionists’ Association, the event raised $25,000 for the victims of an earthquake that struck Mario’s home region in Italy in April 2009.
  • Featured in the Westchester County Business Journal in August
  • Performed in Rome and on the Amalfi Coast in Italy in October with the City Rhythm Orchestra from Philadelphia
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