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Author’s birthday party hosts a pre-publication presentation of “Gilda, Promise Me”

On March 10, 2018, there was a marvelous celebration of Cav, Gilda Battaglia Rorro Baldassari’s birthday at her residence in Hamilton, New Jersey. Friends, mentors, students, and “arguably the finest oenologist in USA” Vittorio Vettori, as the graceful host introduced him, had the opportunity to talk about Gilda, her achievements, her wonderful personality and, why not? her upcoming memoir, “Gilda, Promise Me.”

Vittorio Vettori offers his wonderful “Brindisi” to Gilda.

Tiziano Thomas Dossena, her editor and editorial director of Idea Press, her publisher, gave a brief presentation of the book, announcing its official publication by the end of March 2018. The celebration continued with marvelous music by Fred Proulx and plenty of food, Italian style! Present at the party, besides friends, family and many personalities of the Italian american world, we recognized the Chair of the NJ Italian American Heritage Commission, Robert DiBiase, Dr. Jill Simone, the author and lawyer Albert Stark, the renown oenologist Vittorio Vettori, the president of Mercer county Italian-American Festival association, Cav. John Scarpati, and the writer Frank A. Campione.

Tiziano Thomas Dossena and Cav. Gilda Battaglia Rorro Baldassari with a poster of the book cover.

Click on the picture below for a  link to the presentation:

GALLERY (Photos by William Dossena)

The “brindisi” by Gilda Rorro
Renown author and lawyer Albert Stark reads a dedication speech to Gilda.
Dr. Mary Rorro, daughter of Gilda, plays the viola for the mother.
Dr. Mary Rorro plays the viola.

 

Tiziano Thomas Dossena
Tiziano Thomas Dossenahttp://tizianodossena.info
Tiziano Thomas Dossena is the Editorial Director of L’Idea Magazine. He is the author of “Caro Fantozzi” (2008), “Dona Flor, An Opera by van Westerhout” (2010), "Sunny Days and Sleepless Nights" (2016), "The World as an Impression: The Landscapes of Emilio Giuseppe Dossena" (2020), "Federico Tosti, Poeta Antiregime" (2021), and "La Danza del Colore" (2023). Dossena is the editor of A Feast of Narrative anthology series and co-editor of Rediscovered Operas Series books on librettos.

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