Le Conversazioni: An Evening with Adam Gopnik
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Adam Gopnik, Antonio Monda (moderator), Melissa Errico (special guest performer)
Tue, December 1st, 2015 | 6:30 pm
(Members $20)


Renowned for his beautiful and thought-provoking work as an author and journalist, Adam Gopnik, in an intimate conversation with award-winning director and novelist Antonio Monda, reflects upon the major influences of his accomplished career. Broadway star Melissa Errico, accompanied by Andrew Gerle on the piano, will perform songs from the new musical Table, with Gopnik’s words and David Shire’s music.   

Adam Gopnik, an award-winning staff writer at The New Yorker since 1986, is a recipient of the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting and the author of numerous books, ranging from essays about Paris to food to children’s novels. Antonio Monda (moderator) is Artistic Director of Le Conversazioni literary festival and Artistic Director of the Rome Film Festival. He teaches in the Film and Television Department at New York University.

Melissa Errico (special guest performer) is a vocalist and television, stage, and film actress. Her Broadway credits include the revival of My Fair Lady, in which she played Eliza Doolittle, and High Society, Amour, for which she received a Tony nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Musical. 


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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Co-presented by Dazzle Communication and CPW Conversations. Presented under the Patronage of MiBACT Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism. Major support has been provided by Maserati, TIM, and Faces by The Sartorialist (main sponsors). Additional support has been provided by Terna, Enel (official sponsors), and RAI Radiotelevisione italiana (official sponsor & media partner).

Creative: Tronvig Group