INCANTO – Italian Music Show


St. Catharines, Ontario – February 5, 2019 – Don’t miss the spectacular new Italian production inCanto:
A Journey of Italian Music Through Time as the show stops in Guelph on Thursday May 23, 2019 at the
River Run Centre. inCanto’s 14-piece band will take you through a journey of the Italian music that
captured the world on radio and in movies with the perfect blend of romance, passion and humour.
From Puccini to Il Volo — including Pavarotti, Sinatra, Modugno and Mina — La musica Italiana è

Producer Giuseppe Colonna grew up in a first-generation Italian family that immigrated to Canada. “This
was a special generation of immigrants who knew when and how to celebrate, who had plenty of
experience in taking the good with the bad. Even in hard times, they seemed to be able to find a hint of
La Dolce Vita within their daily lives.”

“I will guarantee you that every song that we do will bring a memory back to your mind,” said Colonna.
Niagara-based inCanto was founded in 2017 to celebrate the music of Italy and its cultural influences in
America from 1900 to the 1990s. The production focuses on material that dignifies Italian music.
The 2019 inCanto production includes 14 members assembled by Producer Colonna, visionary coproducer
Giacomo Folinazzo and Musical Director Bruce Tournay: 3 vocalists, 2 backup vocalists, and 9
musicians. The show begins with an introduction and background to the music of Naples, or Le Canzoni
Napoletane, followed by America’s Italian Decade of 1947-64 highlighting the Crooners who dominated
the pop charts of the time and lastly, the production showcases the music scene in post-war Italy, the
influences of Italian music in the motion picture and television industries, and the rising popularity of
Pop/Rock Opera groups like Il Volo.

Watch inCanto’s promo video here:
Tickets for inCanto: A Journey of Italian Music Through Time are on sale now. To purchase your tickets,
visit or call the Box Office at (519) 763-3000.

Jennifer Marcoux
Production Coordinator
inCanto: A Journey of Italian Music Through Time
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