The Opera Foundation and Dame Malvina Major Foundation Christchurch Committee are joining together to host a fundraiser for Anna Leese Guidi and her husband Stefano.
Stefano, a passionate Italian wine maker, met Anna whilst she was singing in Italy and moved to New Zealand to make a new life with her. They married and last year just before the birth of their first child Matteo, Stefano was diagnosed with the most aggressive form of Motor Neurone Disease. Already he is facing many frightening challenges which require great emotional, physical and financial support. Anna has had to withdraw from singing 'Katya Kabanova' for NZ Opera later this year.
Philip Norman will be our MC and the Christchurch City Choir and The Opera Club will perform alongside many solo artists.
Please join us and support Anna and Stefano.
With best wishes,
Peter Squires, Chairperson