Anna Rita Tornello is an award-winning lyric soprano trained in operatic singing in her native Italy and in New York City who, among many other professional accomplishments, has performed the title role in Madame Butterfly (as she will be doing again in June) and as the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro. Erica vanderLinde Feidner is a Juilliard-trained orchestral piano soloist who has performed with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and the Albany Symphony Orchestra, among others.
The two joined forces, as this newspaper reported in a feature article on them last fall, to donate their services for benefit concerts to support local nonprofits. And, in fact, their first benefit concert will be held in just over two weeks, on Sunday, April 28, at 4 p.m. The concert will take place in St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church at 36 New Canaan Road (just past the intersection of Belden Hill and Wolfpit roads). Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $10 for children.