Michéal Castaldo releases his 9th CD, “Christmas in Italy,” on Vital Records on November 1, 2019, to celebrate some of his favorite Christmas songs from his Extravergine CD and new songs sung in Italian, English, and Latin.
The title draws attention and celebrates seasonal favorites, including “Oh Santa Notte (Oh Holy Night),” “E Nato Il Bambino Gesu (What Child Is This?),” “Batte Nel Cuore, Suona Natale (Little Drummer Boy),” “Gioia Nel Mondo (Joy To The World),” “Puoi Sentire Quel’ Che Sent Io? (Do You hear What I Hear?),” “Astro del Ciel (Silent Night).” Castaldo also translated the well-known Polish carol, “Jezus Malusuenki,” now entitled, “Piccolo Jesu.”
Completing the perfect package, Castaldo also offers up “Gloria in Excelsis Deo,” “Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle,” “Va Pensiero,” “Adeste Fideles,” and his latest release, Christmas carol, “Mary, Did You Know? (Maria, Lo Sapevi Tu?).”
Castaldo, an Italian tenor, producer, and songwriter who sings in the style of Andrea Bocelli, is honoring his favorite seasonal, sacred, liturgical carols performed as only Micheal Castaldo can deliver, creating a 100+ minute digital playlist of music to enjoy.
“Christmas in Italy” is the perfect recipe of sound and melodic timbre eager to whet the appetite of the listener and sure to delight the discerning ear. The lush orchestrations and well-crafted arrangements are mixed masterfully with the warm tenor vocals of Castaldo. Each track builds upon one another, all giving the perfect vehicle for Castaldo’s piece de resistance, his voice. Music is the soundtrack of our lives. “Christmas in Italy,” featuring 25 beautiful songs, is the perfect digital gift this Christmas season.
Here’s what the media has been saying about Michéal’s music: “Engaging and fascinating, a must listen, in fact, to be enjoyed,” America Oggi; “A triple threat of talent,” Tandem.com; “Ogni pezzo è orchestrato alla perfezione,” Il Giornale Italo-Americano; “The results are nothing short of wondrous,” Primo Magazine; “A livello artistico, Micheal Castaldo è molto prolifico,” Corriere.com; “So jubilant that Scrooge would be moved to gambol with giddy mirth,” Chuck Taylor; “Possesses the kind of enthusiasm that would be the envy of many,” Il Postino; “Perfect recipe of sound and melodic timbre,” Italian Tribune; “Unites in perfect harmony the true essence of it solemnity,” Vivo Magazine; “Perfect musical accompaniment for the holidays,” Il Ponte Italo-Americano; “The taste bursts into your being craving for more,” L’Esperienza Magazine.
Italian born and now New York City resident, Castaldo is an award-winning Italian tenor whose rich operatic voice, strong but soft, is perfect in pitch and tempo and always on key. Castaldo, who studied music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, has toured North America and Europe, including performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Rainbow Room, Shea Stadium, Toronto’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Italy’s Teatro F. Cilea, and the Pescara Opera House. His passionate performances consistently thrill audiences with sweeping romanticism. For more information about Michéal Castaldo, visit www.michealCastaldo.com
The “Christmas in Italy” digital CD is available at the following digital platforms:
Apple Music: https://tinyurl.com/ChristmasInItalyiTunes