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Michéal Castaldo's “Cinecittà Canta” Digital & Streaming Release on iTunes, Amazon Music...

14.01.2018 - 22:35

Michéal Castalso’s “Cinecittà Canta” celebrates classic songs from award-winning films. The title draws attention and celebrates Italy’s “Cinema City” in Rome, where some of the most memorable movie magic happened by directors and producers such as Federico Fellini, Dino De Laurentiis, Franco Zeffirelli, and Carlo Ponti. American Oscar-winning films, such as Ben Hur, The Passion of the Christ, and Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York, were also filmed in Rome.

Castaldo, an Italian tenor, producer, and songwriter who sings in the style of Andrea Bocelli, is honoring some of his favorite celebrated films and songs from Cinecittà Canta: Africa (from the award-winning video game, Grand Theft Auto), Brucia La Terra – Parla Piu Piano – Speak Softly Love (from the Oscar-winning film, The Godfather, starring Marlon Brando), Lui Vive In Te – He Lives In You (from the Walt Disney film, The Lion King), Tua Immagine – Sound Of Silence (from the Oscar-winning film, The Graduate, starring Dustin Hoffman), Nella Fantasia – Gabriel’s Oboe (from the Oscar-winning film, The Mission, starring Robert De Niro), Il Mio Cuore Va – My Heart Will Go On (from the Oscar-winning film, Titanic, starring Leonardo Di Caprio), Toglimi Il Respiro – Take My Breath Away (from the Oscar-winning film, Top Gun, starring Tom Cruise), L’arcobaleno/Che Meravgilia Il Mondo (Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World) (from the film, Meet Joe Black, starring Brad Pitt), Senza Catene – Unchained Melody (from the Oscar-winning film, Ghost, starring Whoopi Goldberg), Nessun Dorma (from the film, The Witches of Eastwick, starring Susan Sarandon), Preghero' – Stand By Me (from the film, Stand By Me, directed by Rob Reiner), Dove Non So – Somewhere My Love – Lara’s Theme (from the Oscar-winning film, Doctor Zhivago, starring Omar Sharif), Allelulia – Hallelujah (from the Oscar-winning film, Shrek, starring Cameron Diaz), Se Ami Na Fimina – Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman (from the Oscar-nominated film, Don Juan DeMarco, starring Johnny Depp), Can’t Help Falling In Love (from the film, Blue Hawaii, starring Elvis Presley), Tu Vuo’ Fa’ L’americano (from the Oscar-nominated film, The Talented Mr. Ripley, starring Matt Damon) plus a bonus track.

Recorded and performed by Castaldo in seven different countries and in the Italian, English, Neapolitan, Sicilian, and Calabrian languages, Cinecittà Canta is available on Amazon.com, iTunes, and in select lifestyle stores throughout the USA and Canada.

Michéal notes, “Music is the soundtrack of our lives. The making of Cinecittà Canta has been in the works for many years. I recall being just 10 years old and watching The Graduate on TV. As soon as The Sound of Silence came on, I quickly grabbed my cassette player and recorded the song direct from the TV speaker. The following week, I bought Simon & Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits LP. Every time I hear that song now, it brings me back to that exact moment.” Castaldo hopes, as his fans listen to 68 minutes of Cinecittà Canta, that they will walk down memory lane and capture that moment when they first saw the film.

Castaldo co-produced, via Majestic Castle Music Productions, NYC, many of the tracks with Norwegian composer/producer, Stein Berge Svendsen, as well as working with other celebrated producers: Emmy award winner Isaac Raz, platinum-selling musician Jon Gordon, and rounding off some songs with co-producers, Dave Hab and Kari Steinert. The CD is mastered by award-winning engineer Mike Fossenkemper. The lead track Africa (originally performed by Toto) with Italian lyrics penned by Castaldo, features Jason Bonham on drums. The final track, Tu Vuo’ Fa’ L’americano, features Michéal’s La Dolce Vita Big Band with a 13-piece horn section.

Italian born and now a 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. He studied music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and has toured North America and Europe, including performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Rainbow Room, Shea Stadium, Toronto’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre, and Italy’s Teatro F. Cilea and Pescara Opera House. His passionate performances consistently thrill audiences with sweeping romanticism. With the inclusion of the hot swinging Tu Vuo’ Fa’ L’americano on the Cinecittà Canta CD, Castaldo reaches back to his Jazz studies and looks forward to going on tour and performing with his La Dolce Vita Big Band at many 2018 international festivals. For more information about Michéal Castaldo, visit www.michealCastaldo.com.

Cinecittà Canta CD available at:

Amazon Music: https://tinyurl.com/CinacittaCanta

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/album/id1334531501