Aprile Millo performs in Toronto TONIGHT!

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Internationally renown operatic soprano Aprile Millo performs tonight in recital at Trinity St Paul’s United on Bloor St W at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at http://www.ticketleap.com (search Millo) or at the door.

She is performing a wonderfully varied repertoire of Italian art songs, German Lieder, and of course her most beloved arias, with Linda Ippolito, piano; Gustavo Ahualli, baritone; Merynda Adams, harp; Mary-Lou Vetere, soprano/accordion; Giacomo Folinazzo, tenor. Don’t miss this spectacular evening with the Golden Voiced angel of opera.

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Spend the Weekend with Aprile Millo in Toronto: Opera Spectacular!

Don’t miss this exciting event!  Legendary diva with the golden voice hits Toronto!

Come spend two nights with Aprile Millo as she presents Canadian talent and sings a long-anticipated recital in the heart of Toronto!

Thursday, November 13, 2014:  Opera Spectacular

Saturday, November 15:  Aprile Millo in Recital

 

Millo Recital 2014 Toronto

 

The legendary soprano returns to Toronto for a special weekend of music. The New York Post’s James Jorden wrote “The soprano, considered the foremost stylist of Italian romantic vocal music, always draws an audience of hard core cognoscenti, who are practically an opera in themselves”. Aware of the traditions in opera and keenly determined to see them continue on November 13, 2014 Miss Millo is presenting the promise of tomorrow in Opera Spectacular! where she is featuring a fabulous young soprano in Mary-Lou Vetere and her Vetere Studio filled with amazing Canadian voices. Then on Nov 15th, with renowned piano virtuoso, Linda Ippolito, she gives a recital of arias, art songs of Italy, lieder and Irish and American songs. Special guest artists will be joining her, Argentinian baritone, Gustavo Ahualli, and Mary-Lou Vetere showcasing another of her many talents on accordion as well, and magical harpist, Merynda Adams. Both nights will be like nothing you have ever seen.

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Iconic soprano, Aprile Millo understands what it means to be a part of the great tradition of opera. Her mentors in her legendary career number some of the greatest who ever sang, Renata Tebaldi, Zinka Milanov, Magda Olivero, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Licia Albanese and Richard Bonygne and Randolph Mickelson and gloriously singing with Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, and Carlo Bergonzi and Canada’s great tenors, Ben Heppner, Richard Margison and the great Ermano Mauro, to name a few. Keenly aware of the need to continue the Bel Canto traditions, Mme. Millo met and mentored a talented young Canadian Italian soprano, (with a PHD yet!), in Mary-Lou Vetere and began working with her and her amazing group of young singers in The Vetere Studio. Opera Spectacular! is a glamourous evening of arias and scenes featuring some of those fabulous voices! Mme. Millo wanted to share her joy with the great nation of Canada her immense joy at finding so many wonderful artists in love with OPERA and eager to learn and promote culture and the arts. Fresh from their sold-out cheering performances in Niagara Falls, ON. this recital is unlike anything you have ever seen. Who said Opera is boring? Passion, romance, intrigue and grandeur wrapped up in a melodic little package all for the price of admission. It takes a village to raise a child, but it takes a community to build a star. Come see Canada’s brightest hopes for the future and be a part of it all!!! Channel your inner Pavarotti and come join in, you will never be the same!

 

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Aprile Millo Celebrates 25 Years with the Opera Orchestra of New York

DON’T MISS this exceptional and historical evening.  To purchase tickets click the link below

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The grand diva with the golden voice is giving her 25th anniversary recital with the Opera Orchestra of New York, on November 17th, 2009 at 8pm at the Frederick P. Rose Recital Hall in the home of Jazz at Lincoln Centre.  This recital proves to be a magical, historic, and elegant evening, with a few surprises and Ms. Millo’s absolute devotion to her art, which to her represents a sacred vocation.  The first time I personally heard Ms. Millo, she was portraying Verdi’s Aida.  It was a voice I have never ever forgotten and one to which I have always felt a particular affinity.  This is a voice that comes along once in a lifetime.  Her golden voice is made up of the best attributes of her predecessors, Claudia Muzio, Rosa Ponselle, and Renata Tebaldi, and her technique is one that is firmly cemented in pure and unadulterated Bel Canto lyricism.  Combine this with Ms. Millo’s devotion to her art and the combination is almost too emotional for human consumption.  In a phrase, she is a living, breathing, musical vessel, one that anyone who loves opera, voices, or music should experience.  She is a true artist in the most fundamental sense of the word and her voice is a gift to us all.  There is no question that we are lucky to have her in our midst, as we were lucky to have Mr. Pavarotti, and all of the other greats who contributed so profoundly to this art.

On a personal note, I have never had the pleasure of hearing Ms. Millo in live performance, and so this first time I’m hearing her is also the first time I’m performing with her at a public venue, as such.  I am graciously honoured and humbled to be a guest artist on this important event.  With all of the respect I have for this artist, personally and professionally, there are no words to express how excited I am to be experiencing this.  I hope you’ll come and experience it with me.

Aprile Millo was a wunderkind.  She possessed this voice of almost unnatural beauty since she could walk.  When she sings, the room, the hall, vibrates with an energy that you can only understand if you have been enveloped by this voice.  It is one of those great voices that will go down in the history books for the rest of eternity.  One of the most accurate and definitive Italian voices ever, with an ability to sing recitativo like no one else, with a sense of punto di linea that I think some of us have forgotten is “inherent” in this music, and it lives in one of the kindest and most generous of individuals. Ms. Millo has won accolades the world over.  Please join me in this magnificent evening, celebrating one of the greatest artists this world has ever known.  My hat goes off to you, Signora.  The greats who are no longer with us will all be there celebrating with you.  From my heart to yours, auguri!

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Aprile as Aida

Millo’s vocal beauty and technical prowess were unparalleled in Verdi’s “Aida”