This week, Ira Sternberg spoke with Giada Valenti, performing in Myron’s at The Smith Center May 24 at 7 p.m. In this episode of “The Talk About Las Vegas Podcast” Giada talks about why her grandmother was her guide through life; how cooking is part of her life, along with performing; why some songs that are thought to be American or British are actually Italian; how she ended up living in Las Vegas, but performing around the world; why she sees herself as a storyteller; and the surprising country artist she idolizes.
Singer and songwriter Giada Valenti was born and raised in Venice, Italy. In Europe she was signed as a young singer with record label BMG. When in 2005, a major record label in New York showed serious interest in her unique voice and her romantic music, she moved to the United States.
Giada is most-known for her PBS special, “From Venice with Love.” She made her debut as a headliner in Las Vegas in November 2017, performing at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. In October 2018, Giada performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City, and due to popular demand, she returned to the venue in 2019. One of her most significant highlights was being asked to sing alongside Andrea Bocelli at a concert benefiting his foundation. Giada has released several albums, including And I Love You So, Italian Signorina, My Lullaby, and From Venice with Love.