The Jewels of ‘Tosca:’ Michigan Opera Theatre and jewelry designer Dr. Daniela Allega Fuciarelli to host unique gala and auction

By | 2017-10-31T06:28:36-04:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

DETROIT – Pearls, rubies, gold and the voice of soprano Ines Salazar, star of “Tosca,” will highlight the April 1 black-tie dinner at Il Posto Banquet Hall in Southfield. The dinner, which opens Michigan Opera Theatre’s 2005 spring opera season, will benefit educational programming for underprivileged children through the opera company’s award-winning Department of Community Programs.
“This is a very special event for us,” said Dr. David DiChiera, MOT’s general director. “It will be an evening of beautiful music, stunning jewels and amazing food, all of which will benefit our community outreach and education efforts for children.”
A generous donation by Architectural Gold designer Dr. Daniela Allega Fuciarelli, and the incredible soprano of Ines Salazar will highlight both the gala and MOT’s upcoming production of Puccini’s “Tosca.” Salazar will wear “The Jewels of ‘Tosca'” during the benefit, and also at each of her MOT performances on April 9, 13 and 16. The jewels – a necklace, earrings and a tiara – will be sold in a live auction at the gala and presented to the winners following Salazar’s appearances with MOT.
“The Jewels of ‘Tosca'” were created and donated by Fuciarelli, Salazar’s longtime friend specifically for this unique benefit. Fuciarelli is owner of Architectural Gold, a custom jewelry designer with studios in Rome and the Detroit area.
Salazar will also wear a rosary and a pair of earrings that were commissioned for a historical re-enactment of a medieval pageant in the city of L’Aquila, Italy. The jewels were worn by a couple, representing the leaders of L’Aquila, who were the first to pass through the holy door of the town’s basilica, Santa Maria di Collemaggio.
Fuciarelli designed the rosary and the earrings, will be available for purchase at the gala and at MOT during “Tosca.”
Dr. Fuciarelli will also display a collection of her work at the Detroit Opera House during the run of “Tosca.” These pieces will be available for purchase, with a portion of proceeds benefiting MOT’s Department of Community Programs and a portion benefiting the Communidad Catolica Carismatica Los Samaritanos di Caracas, a Venezuelan charity which provides care for orphaned and abandoned children.

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