Italian tenor in San Diego uses music to inspire-free online concert on April 25

Apr 24, 2020 817

BY: Ann Marie Amante

Italian tenor, Rosario Monetti and the Employee Rights Center (ERC) have come together to present the online musical event- Metamorphosis- live from San Diego! The FB live concert will take place on Saturday April 25 from 12noon (PDT), 3 pm (EST) and 9 pm (CET).  Monetti joins the line-up of influential and well known singers from around the world who have taken to social media to make a difference. 

He will be accompanied on the piano by James Bianchi, an Italian American from Boston who now lives in San Diego. Monetti describes the concert as one which “will make you smile and brighten your day”. Metamorphosis celebrates humanity’s journey together and the transformation which is taking place around the world.

The tenor believes that even though these are challenging times, it is an opportunity for people of all cultures and backgrounds to unite. He explains that the decision to collaborate with the ERC was a natural synergy since he understands only too well the challenges which immigrants face as they try to adjust to life in the United States.

Monetti was born in Naples, Italy where he spent most of his adult life and was musically trained by some of Italy’s most respected vocal coaches. San Diego has been his home since 2009. The ECA’s mission meanwhile is to advance the rights of all San Diego Area workers, especially disadvantaged workers without union representation. It has been and remains the only local non-profit organization focused on workplace immigration rights for all workers. 

Monetti speaks of his love for Italy often but at the same time he refers to the world being a global village, something which he says has become very obvious during this recent crisis-“just look around, even though we are in the middle of an unprecedented world event, this is an empowering time to be alive”. He remains optimistic and says, “billions of people are sharing in this experience and we are seeing for the first time that we are all the same, regardless of where we are from, the color of our skin or our social status, we are joined together in a common cause. “

Italian tenor, Rosario Monetti and the Employee Rights Center (ERC) have come together to present the online musical event- Metamorphosis- live from San Diego! The FB live concert will take place on Saturday April 25 from 12noon (PDT), 3 pm (EST) and 9 pm (CET).  Monetti joins the line-up of influential and well known singers from around the world who have taken to social media to make a difference.  He will be accompanied on the piano by James Bianchi, an Italian American from Boston who now lives in San Diego. 

Monetti describes the concert as one which “will make you smile and brighten your day”. Metamorphosis celebrates humanity’s journey together and the transformation which is taking place around the world. The tenor believes that even though these are challenging times, it is an opportunity for people of all cultures and backgrounds to unite. He explains that the decision to collaborate with the ERC was a natural synergy since he understands only too well the challenges which immigrants face as they try to adjust to life in the United States.

Monetti was born in Naples, Italy where he spent most of his adult life and was musically trained by some of Italy’s most respected vocal coaches. San Diego has been his home since 2009. The ECA’s mission meanwhile is to advance the rights of all San Diego Area workers, especially disadvantaged workers without union representation. It has been and remains the only local non-profit organization focused on workplace immigration rights for all workers. 

Monetti speaks of his love for Italy often but at the same time he refers to the world being a global village, something which he says has become very obvious during this recent crisis-“just look around, even though we are in the middle of an unprecedented world event, this is an empowering time to be alive”. He remains optimistic and says, “billions of people are sharing in this experience and we are seeing for the first time that we are all the same, regardless of where we are from, the color of our skin or our social status, we are joined together in a common cause. “

Monetti  is known for his commitment to uniting the cultures of Italy and America. He is currently the musical director of the San Diego Film Festival and the music director for Convivio, San Diego’s premier nonprofit Italian cultural organization.

He recently partnered with the Italian media company “We the Italians” to raise money for the Spallanzani National Institute for Infectious Diseases in Rome.  

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