(VELINO) Roma, 18 Dec - A concert by Felicia Bongiovanni heldin the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, was a success. TheItalian soprano was accompanied on the piano by maestro LorenzoTurchi Floris and by Ethiopian pianist Girma Yifrashewa. Theevent, held in the theatre of the Italian Cultural Institute,marked Italy's six-month presidency of the European Union. Over500 people attended the concert, including diplomats, localdignitaries and members of the Italian and internationalcommunity. Felicia Bongiovanni performed a repertoire ofclassic Italian arias, and her version of "Nessun Dorma"received a standing ovation. The program was dedicated toEthiopian princess Aida and aimed to highlight existingcultural ties between Italy and Ethiopia. Italian AmbassadorGiuseppe Mistretta commented: "An opera concert is a uniqueevent in Ethiopia, and holding it at our Institute once againemphasises the wealth of Italy's cultural heritage and ourability to keep enriching the initiatives the Instituteorganises." vel.