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The 66th Annual Sal Reina Opera Outing 2021

President David A. Cobb and
The Board of Directors of the Il Cenacolo Italian Cultural Club present:

The 66th Annual Sal Reina Opera Outing

A rustic Italian lunch al fresco, and opera too!

Sunday, August 29, 2021
Marin Art and Garden Center,  Ross, CA 


Great opera arias and a few surprises performed by rising artists
Tenor Dane Suarez and Soprano Keriann Otaña, accompanied by Pianist Kevin Korth

Special Guests
Opera singers and staff from the San Francisco Opera

Noon ~ Welcome and Wine Reception with passed hors d’oeuvres
1:00 pm ~ Performance during seated salad and antipasti
2:00 pm ~ “Buffet Rusticana” ~ featuring favorite Italian appetizers, entrées and desserts 


Tickets $90 per person

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Dane Suarez, tenor

Performances by

Dane Suarez, Tenor

Tenor Dane Suarez, hailed as “a vocal tour de force of surpassing splendor,” and lauded for his “big, heroic voice” and “powerful emotions” has developed an exciting and varied career. He was a Met Semifinalist and OSJ resident, and has performed at the Kennedy Center, New York City Opera, West Bay Opera, Memphis Symphony Orchesta and Baltimore Concert Opera among many other venues. He has performed roles such as Macduff in Macbeth, Rodolfo in La bohème, Fenton in Falstaff, the First Armored Man in The Magic Flute, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, and many more. He is a skilled concert performer and recitalist widely recognized and awarded by multiple organizations.
(See his full story here:

Kerriann Otana, soprano
Kerriann Otaña, Soprano
Soprano Kerriann Otaño is a native New Yorker, now living in Memphis, TN, after three wonderful years in the Bay Area. She was a resident artist with Opera San Jose, and a Met semifinalist. She covered several roles in Washington National Opera’s 2016 Ring Cycle directed by Francesca Zambello, and also performed with Maestro Placido Domingo and the Metropolitan Opera orchestra. Kerriann has performed in many venues, including  the Sarasota Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opera Memphis, the Glimmerglass Festival and more. Too numerous to count are her many exciting roles, including Vanderdendur in Candide, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, and Kitty Hart in Dead Man Walking. Kerriann was selected as a Filene Young Artist with Wolf Trap Opera, and sang on the American Classics recording of Bernstein’s Songfest, accompanied by the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic.
Kevin Korth, pianist
Kevin Korth, Pianist

Pianist Kevin Korth, praised by Gramophone for playing that is “superb”, and “full of color and character,” his debut album, Out of the Shadows, is a recording of American art song with soprano Lisa Delan and cellist Matt Haimovitz. Known as an interpreter of contemporary work, the album features premieres by Jack Perla, Gordon Getty, and David Garner. He has collaborated with many legendary artists such as Frederica von Stade, Isabel Leonard, Jake Heggie, Suzanne Mentzer—to name only a few). Recent projects include an album of Robinson Jeffers settings by composer Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli with mezzo-soprano Buffy Baggott for the Delos label, and an album of songs by composer David Conte for the Arsis label. 

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