April 2018 – Tenor James Valenti delivered a robust voice and stoic presence to the role of Roméo“Tenor James Valenti delivered a robust voice and stoic presence to the role of Roméo. Valenti has a towering resemblance to the actor Christopher Reeve… powerful voice that soared as if it was from the planet Krypton!”

Read the full review here: Broadway World

“James Valenti fashioned a compelling Roméo, the tall tenor dominating the stage with characterful vocals and acting.”

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April 27, 2017 – James captivates and dazzles at the 78th Annual Overseas Press Club Awards Gala Dinner

James performed in a special tribute to friend and former OPC president Roy Rowan at a black-tie dinner at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in NYC. Jeff Zucker President of CNN was the keynote speaker on this most prestigious evening for prominent international journalists, photographers and truth tellers. “Tenor James Valenti’s beautiful voice and a tribute to past OPC President Roy Rowan added a magical note to the evening.”

James passionately performs his signature aria, ‘E lucevan le stelle’ from Tosca for the Overseas Press Club

With Roger Cohen, New York Times writer

Jeff Zucker, President of CNN gives poignant remarks about the crucial importance of journalists to hold leaders accountable.

February 3, 2017 – James honors friend Roy Rowan at the Century Association New York City

James took part in a very special memorial service at the esteemed Century Association in New York City to honor the life of great American journalist, correspondent and editor Roy Rowan. Roy worked for decades at LIFE magazine as a managing editor and bureau chief in the Far East. As a foreign correspondent he covered the Korean War, Vietnam war and was one of the last Americans evacuated from Saigon by helicopter in 1975. He spent his career encouraging other journalists and his impact was far reaching. Tom Brokaw (renowned television anchor and journalist), Roger Cohen (New York Times), Dick Stolley (Time magazine), Helen Fisher (Anthropologist and writer) were all in attendance and spoke about this great man. A room of intellectuals and impactful people. James performed along with his dear friend, the inspiring violinist Chee-Yun Kim. Favorite quote of the day to sum up Roy’s life, “It takes life, to love life” -Edgar Lee Masters

Chee-Yun Kim with Tom Brokaw