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Filippa Giordano

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Filippa Giordano can be an Italian popular music vocalist using a classical history who incorporates operatic music into her recordings. She originates from a musical family–both parents had been opera performers, her grandfather was the last from the Sicilian storytelling road performers (“cantore”), her aunt is really a traditional pianist, and her sibling is really a cellist. As a kid, she journeyed with her parents throughout their travels. She started her musical research at age five, but made a decision she wished to be considered a dancer. At age nine, she began monitoring traditional dance at Italy’s Country wide Dance Academy. Despite her family’s operatic history, she prefers pop music and brands Anita Baker, Whitney Houston, and George Michael as favorites. At age thirteen, she made a decision that she recommended pop performing, having been highly influenced within this by Madonna [Ciccone] (an American rock and roll vocalist who found the fore within the middle-80s), whom she details as “… an entire musician.” Others whom she cites as influencing her decision are Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Barbra Streisand, and Natural herb Miller. A slim woman with style model performances and a feeling of stage existence and movement caused by her dance research, Giordano had significant success being a pop and rock and roll vocalist (who sometimes branched out into spirit and jazz) before she was twenty years outdated. As holds true with many youthful emerging performers, she had unfavorable experiences with a number of the business areas of the music market, such as luxurious promises for Compact disc projects that by no means developed. At about this period, her grandfather, who was simply a steadying impact on her existence, passed away. He previously urged her to build up her tone of voice and suggested particular opera arias to her. Once he was eliminated, she reflected significantly on the near future route of her artwork and profession, and made a decision to incorporate opera into her function. Caterina Caselli, a specialist vocalist, paid attention to her sing and recommended her to become pop soprano. Because of this, Giordano began severe formal tone of voice studies, and for several years devoted some of each day time to developing the correct technique. Caselli sent a tape of Giordano performing the arias “Vissi d’arte” (from Puccini’s Tosca) and “Casta Diva” (from Bellini’s Norma) to David Foster, a well-known arranger and maker who had caused Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, and Barbra Streisand. He was impressed, and started planning an recording that would blend popular tunes with plans of opera arias. He known her to Ennio Morricone, the popular Italian film music composer and orchestrator, who decided she was “an designer given birth to to sing; she actually is not [simply] good, she actually is exceptional.” Under suppliers Celso Valli and Marco Sabiu, focus on the pop and opera recording started in 1998 and premiered in the summertime of 2000 on Warner’s Erato label. Giordano sang the operatic figures inside a pop tone of voice, thinking that amplification surpasses acoustic singing, also in opera, as the mike helps get this is of what across obviously. The orchestrations generally implemented those of the originals (including arias by Puccini, Bellini, Bizet, and Saint-Saëns), but got electronic musical instruments added for a far more “modern” sound. Following release from the record, Giordano undertook a typical pop tour in Italy, but additionally added appearances on the San Remo Celebration with Luciano Pavarotti on the well-known tenor’s International Celebration 2000.

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Full Name Filippa Giordano
Profession Singer
Nationality Italian, Mexican
Spouse Brando Lomelí
Music Songs Casta Diva, Il Rosso Amore, Addio del passato, Vissi d'arte, O mio babbino caro, S'apre per te il mio cuor, Coro a bocca chiusa, Amarti Si, IO Aspetto Te, Lonely Heart, Heaven Knows, Me He Enamorado de Ti, Lost Boys Calling, Cien Años, Dissonanze, Va' Pensiero, La Barcarolle, Parla più piano, Habanera, Che Luce Sei, No Me Platiques Más, Contigo Aprendí, All On Me, O Quante Volte, When I Come Back Home, Sabor a Mí, Como He de Vivir Sin Tu Cariño, Ave Maria, Un bel dì vedremo, Mi horizonte, L' Alba Verra, El pastor
Albums Alma Italiana, Pasión Latina, Con Amor a México, Passioni, Il rosso amore, Prima donna, Filippa Giordano, Capriccio, Best of Opera, The Ultimate Collection
Nominations Classic Brit Award for Album of the Year


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1 "Prima Donna" is produced by Steve Galante and Filippa, the album was recorded in Montreal, Canada and Rome, Italy.
2 She was also honored by the Zacatecas governor during her show in the city, and accepted the invitation for the Delicias and Cd Juarez Cultural Festival where she gathered more than thirty thousand people.
3 In November 2005 she released the album "Prima Donna" in Japan. Her song "When I come back home" reached the 2nd position on the Hot 100 Chart on JWave Radio, following Madonna's hit "Hang Up".
4 On the occasion of her tour in Japan she presented a new, different show surrounded by dancers with the choreography of Susanna Beltrami from "La Scala Theatre" Milan. The tour was sold out after only one week of advance sale.
5 On her return to Italy, the Mayor of Palermo presented her with "The keys of the city".
6 In the summer 2003, Filippa attended a Stanislavsky Method workshop with Michael Margotta from the Actor's Studio of New York.
7 In October 2004, she sang the "Ave Maria" for the Columbus Day Parade at St. Patrick's Church in New York.
8 In March, 2004 Filippa moved to Los Angeles to work on her new classical album (she wrote some new tracks and co-produced it), this time with a U.S. management team.
9 In February, 2004 she was invited by the City of Guadalajara to celebrate its birthday (same day as Filippa's); she performed in the historic Josepha Ortiz Theatre in Queretaro, where she received a recognition from the University.
10 In 2005 Filippa had a 9 concert tour in the main cities of Mexico, always sold out, receiving excellent critic reviews, being a guest of Víctor Trujillo Show and Adela Micha Show.
11 Her second album contains a mix of beautiful melodies and arias from the past and original songs written by great composers ( Ennio Morricone, David Foster, Christina Muti, Francesco Sartori, Lucio Quarantotto ).
12 During her whole career she has been invited, as Testimonial, for major brands special events like Longines, Armani, Ferragamo, BMW, Roger Dubouis, Damiani, and Bulgari.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Guadalupe 2006 performer: "Flor y Canto"
Vajont - La diga del disonore 2001 performer: "Stella", "Lonely Heart"

Actress

Actress

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Mañana es para siempre 2009 TV Series Voz de Ángel

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kinderquatsch mit Michael 2000 TV Series Herself
Musik ohne Grenzen 2000 TV Movie Herself
BingoLotto 2000 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest

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