ArtsNaples World Festival (, a celebrated annual cultural arts festival scheduled for April 27 through May 10 in Naples

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ArtsNaples World Festival (, a celebrated annual cultural arts festival scheduled for April 27 through May 10 in Naples, will present Ma vie de Cabaret(Life is a Cabaret) featuring two-time Grammy award-winner, Sylvia McNair, on Monday, May 4 at 8:00 p.m. at The Sugden Community Theatre, located at 701 5th Avenue South in Naples.
McNair lays claim to a three-decade, stellar career in the musical realms of opera, oratorio, cabaret, and musical theater. Her journey has taken her from the Metropolitan Opera to the Salzburg Festival, from the New York Philharmonic to the Rainbow Room, from the Ravinia Festival to The Plaza, from the pages of the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal to the London Times and the cover of Cabaret Scenes. Having appeared as a soloist multiple times with nearly every major opera company and symphony orchestra in the world, this songbird has flown the classical coop. A review by Third Coast Digest of her performance with the Milwaukee Symphony tells the tale: “…. she is that rare opera type who really gets the popular song. She reined in the vibrato and played to the microphone perfectly. Her matchless enunciation not only delivered the words and their sentiments, but also helped to etch the rhythms. Her wonderfully pure Summertime, purged of all diva c arrying-on, is among the best I’ve ever heard.”
McNair has left an indelible audio trail documenting her vocal prowess with over 70 recordings ranging from Mozart arias with Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St.-Martin-in-the-Fields to the music of Jerome Kern and Harold Arlen with pianist Andre Previn. Most recently, Sylvia released a Christmas CD, Peace, and a disc of Latin American jazz standards called Romance.
You won’t want to miss this ArtsNaples World Festival performance. McNair’s classy arrangements, along with her duo and incredible song-book, will have you smiling for years to come.
Tickets for this performance are $57 per person and can purchased by visiting or by calling 888.613.8488.
Naples Daily News is ArtsNaples World Festival’s media sponsor.
ArtsNaples World Festival, centered in Naples, Florida, is designed to celebrate the cultural arts from around the globe – one region at a time. The 2015 festival will create an immersion into the exciting cultural arts of France! Events include art, orchestral music, chamber music, virtuoso piano repertoire, opera, cuisine, and more…in collaboration with Artis-Naples, the von Liebig Art Center, Opera Naples, Collier Library, and many others. Stay in May™ … and we’ll bring you the world. For information about the 2015 ArtsNaples World Festival or to purchase tickets, please visit or call 888.613.8488.

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