Sunday, February 18, 2007
Susan Lucia Palmieri: soprano soloist. Contributed photoSusan Lucia Palmieri, a 1993 graduate of Westport’s Staples High School, will perform in a special “Singers of Today and Tomorrow” benefit concert for the New York City Grand Opera Company at Westport Town Hall on Saturday, March 3.
A soprano, she will also perform as a soloist in a Thursday, March 8 benefit for the company at New York’s Carnegie Hall.
Palmieri, who once worked as a cook as Westport’s VFW Post and started her own restaurant, My Place, was accepted into New York’s famed Julliard School opera program in September. She started rehearsing with the New York Grand Opera chorus in October.
Palmieri, who goes by the professional name Lucia Palmieri, has strong Westport roots. Her maternal grandfather is retired longtime Westport firefighter Joe Valiante.
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