When the Detroit Lions needed a powerful performance of the God Bless America, they turned to The Sicilian Tenors. This was done as part of their annual Salute to Service Game honoring America's Veteran and Active Duty Members.
This original piece of music features a montage of photos from Luciano Pavarotti. The ending is reminiscent of "Nessun Dorma" but showcases the voices of The Sicilian Tenors.
Aaron Caruso has been performing on stage since the age of 6, and attended the world renowned "Interlochen Arts Academy" for high school. He earned his bachelor degree in Vocal Performance with an Italian Minor from the University of Michigan. He speaks four languages fluently, and can sing in seven including Russian, Latin and German. He studied Opera abroad in Italy, and in New York City, with Maestro Luigi Veccia, a stud-ent of Marcello and Mario Del Monaco, for 8 years. Aaron also specializes in Classic Neapolitan music
Elio Scaccio, a performing artist, since early childhood, has been singing his entire life. In college, he focused special attention on studying jazz vocal technique and performance. He continued classical training at the renowned Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins. Since that time, he has trained under the supervision of several renowned opera tenors, but he has always maintained his unmistakable pop essence. Elio is a “crossover” performer, singing classical, pop standards, Italian ethnic, and occasionally, vintage rock.
Sam Vitale is a graduate of the University of Michigan, School of Music, and continued his studies in New York City under the late Maestro Luigi Veccia. Sam has performed the lead tenor roles in Carmen, La Traviata, Rigoletto, The Phantom of the Opera, Don Giovanni (performed in Cortona, Italy), and Pagliacci. Sam is a proud United States Air Force veteran of both Operations Desert Shield & Desert Storm. While in the Air Force, he won first place in the World Wide Tops In Blue Competition, Classical Division.
“The Three Tenors meets The Rat Pack”
- Joan Rivers
"Just brilliant, what a wonderful act!"
- William Shatner
“I can’t tell you how many people have raved about your performance. It was a very special feature to our program. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
- Carol Berman, Comcast/NBCUniversal - Executive Producer
"The format was fresh and the tenors were in fine tune, delivering on such favorites as "Silent Night," "O Sole Mio," "Nessun Dorma" and one of Lanza's biggest hits, "Be My Love." Glorious, glorious, glorious. Moving the audience from tears to laughter with warm nostalgia and soaring voices, The Sicilian Tenors hit all the right notes. The value of beauty, especially in music, can't be overstated for picking up your spirits and making you smile."
- Katherine Heerbrandt, Frederick News Post
“How sweet it was to hear the tenors' velvety voices floating through The Corinthian...”
- Shelby Hodge, The Houston Chronicle
“...Three handsome tenors --- all American born, all of Sicilian ancestry, all good friends of many years, all classically trained -- treated a wildly receptive audience to an interesting mélange of Broadway ("Phantom of the Opera"), opera ("Tosca"), classic Neapolitan songs ("O Sole Mio", et al), popular Sicilian songs, and even a rousing rendition of "God Bless America", that with full audience participation.”
- Larry Kellum, The Town Times
“It was a magical evening and you guys are to thank!...Amazing performers”
- Kathryn Lott, Society for the Performing Arts
“At the National Italian American Foundation, our crowd is all Italian and very discerning, but the Sicilian Tenors are a
consistent crowd pleaser. They are a fresh and accessible take on the great Italian musical tradition and they are always in demand at our events. I give these three gentlemen a lot of credit… they know how to touch the audience!”
- John Viola, President and COO
National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)
"Just a note of great thanks for a wonderful concert last Friday! We received so many positive reviews. One person even commented on how extremely well done even the flow of the show was. How you did upbeat, then quieter, more fun, then more somber choices, etc. They loved it. Please extend our thanks and applause to the entire community that provided the show. I know it may sound corny but it is true that our parish community is a happier, better community because you have lifted us up..."
- Joe Swiss, St John the Evangelist Church - Director of Liturgy
"The Tenors were a perfect fit for the Gala Atmosphere...Our audience enjoyed your incredible talent, the exciting choices of music, and the lively, fun presentation."
- Kristi Simon, HCC Program & Events Manager
“On behalf of myself, our Board of Directors, and a very appreciative audience of well over 500 people, how thrilled everyone was with your performances. It was a truly wonderful kick-off to our season to have The Sicilian Tenors there with us. I have heard nothing but kind and flattering words from everyone who passed by me after the performance on Sunday, and also since then, everyone I have talked to, either on the phone or out and about who was there, continue to praise your voices, your personalities, your interactions with the audience, (especially coming off stage and singing to various people), the sing-alongs, Dave's magnificent playing of the piano and his rapport with you guys and the audience, all combined to make the afternoon a truly enjoyable moment in time.”
- Eleanor Klees, Dubois Concert Association
"We had a wonderful time with The Sicilian Tenors. The per- formance had just the right mix of standard and Christmas music and the audience enjoyed it immensely. We have al- ready had comments about bringing them back for an encore performance. We were thanked numerous times by members of the combined community/college chorus for the invitation to provide back-up for the Tenors in the last part of the show. The chorus members had a great experience, enjoyed working with the Tenors, and helped boost our attendance with their family and friends. The Sicilian Tenors are easy to work with and offer a professional, family-friendly event."
- Mike Loomis, Grants Facilitator,
Kaskakia College, Centralia, IL 62801
- John Doe, Person
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As we continue providing concerts as The Sicilian Tenors, we hope that our visits to schools and children's hospitals as The Amazing Music Friends will be a positive influence in helping children everywhere experience music in an educational and fun way.
The highlight during these classes is the coloring book that we provide each child. In it, there are educational games, fun drawings, and even places for custom arias we create with the students during the show. Feel free to flip through it here.
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