In 1930, the Italian Cultural Garden opened as a "symbol of Italian culture." Almost 70 years ago the Italian Garden hosted the San Carlo Opera in the lower level amphitheater. In 2008, the Italian Cultural Garden Foundation revived this tradition by presenting Opera in the Garden.
A record crowd of over 2,000 attended the July 31, 2016 performance by the artists from the Opera Circle Cleveland Company who were joined by dancers from the Cleveland Ballet.
Opera Circle Cleveland performers
Cleveland Ballet ladies