Thursday, July 23, 2015


Marianne Cornetti at PNC Park


Marianne and Mary KateTHANK YOU to everyone who supported our Pirates Tailgate Party benefiting The Neurofibromatosis Clinics Association, Inc. (NFCA) on June 26!!

THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for the tailgate party and the game. It was WONDERFUL to perform our National Anthem for all of you!!

THANK YOU to everyone who could not attend, but made a financial contribution to support the NFCA!!

This cause is SO near and dear to Mary Kate and my hearts.

Together, we raised $8,000 for the NFCA and helped to raise awareness about this terrible disease. THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!

You can see photos from the event on my Facebook page!



The Neurofibromatosis Clinics Association, Inc. (NFCA)
is a regional, non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about Neurofibromatosis (NF), a progressive genetic condition, and maximizing quality of life for people with NF and their families by funding clinical services, family programs and research to improve NF treatment and management.

The NFCA is committed to:
  • Enhancing the delivery of individualized social services to people living with NF and their families.
  • Promoting academic achievement for a brighter future
  • Sustaining family programs to meet the emotional and social networking needs of this region’s NF community.
  • Supporting local efforts in NF research.
  • Increasing public awareness of Neurofibromatosis.
To learn more, visit

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

It's so GREAT to be back in Beijing...

It's so GREAT to be back in Beijing at the National Center for the Performing Arts!!

This production of Il Trovatore is one of the finest I have ever done! My debut at LaScala in 2000 was with the FABULOUS STAGE DIRECTOR HUGO DE ANA!!! That production was FANTASTIC...... BUT this is even more FABULOUS than that one! AND THIS ONE IS ALSO HUGO DE ANA'S!!!!!

HUGO is a GENIUS......TRULY! His productions are detailed and almost as though you are watching a film! This production is also like a film! He uses projections and lighting that is PHENOMENAL!!!

It such a pleasure working with him! And then add Daniel Oren as our Maestro and a VERY FINE CAST...... ITS BOUND TO BE AGAIN A HUGE SUCCESS!!!

Here are some fun photos of us having a BLAST at rehearsal.

The next day, we were waiting for our limo to take us to the SITZPROBE for Trovatore! But it was late! And I was worried about making my vocalise, so the guys distracted me by taking photos!!! Claudio Sgura my baritone, Conte di Luna and Max Bullo our coach!!!

Having such a GREAT time!!!!