. . “I was raised listening to great baritones like Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby as well as great American, Italian & Irish tenors like Mario Lanza, Franco Corelli, Luciano Pavarotti and John McCormack. While visiting both of my grandmother’s homes as a young boy I was always encouraged to listen to great music and that love for singing has never left me.” After years of singing in churches and coffee houses, Frederico stumbled upon a former assistant stage director from the Met, Ken Smith. Smith worked with Frederico to train his voice from a commercial crooner into an accomplished tenor.
The intensive vocal training by the likes of Smith and renowned vocal teachers Vera Rosa (London) and Met singing legend Jerome “Jerry” Hines (New Jersey) transformed Frederico to the level of the professional tenor he is today. Said Jerome Hines; one of the most storied singers and performers at the Metropolitan opera. . . “Signore Frederico’s lyric voice is not of this world …” Although Frederico humbly considers himself to simply be a commercial/crossover “pop singer” the fact is he possesses a versatile ability which is capable of adapting his prodigious, quasi-operatic voice (which he calls ‘going stratospheric’) in performing the great Neapolitan love songs and Italian Arias as well as contemporary love songs. In his newly released demo album, Cardella’s voice seems to fit well wherever it goes –whether within the confines of a pop melody or a classical piece – he possesses exceptional control over his vocal range in both arenas.
In his rousing rendition of Nessun Dorma, Frederico gives us his own inspiring interpretation. His piano forte voice in the passagio is smooth luxurious and yet the “squealo” high notes at the end of the song are big, dramatic and operatically muscular (especially the high B natural on the word ‘vincero’) and sound reminiscent of many of the great tenors. “Frederico’s golden Italianate vocal timbre is both rare and beautiful – his angelic voice literally has tears in it.” — Ken Smith Cardella sings with great emotion, spirituality and with resplendent brilliance. The romantic, sonorous quality of Frederico’s voice possesses an innocent vulnerability and sweetness to it that people everywhere want to hear. When asked to compare his voice to others, Frederico prefers not. .
. “Some people prefer tulips over roses - though beauty definitely has a universal measure, oftentimes it is in the eyes of the beholder. This is why it is not wise to compare. Though people will do it, it is not my desire to ever rate or compare my singing to others.” This month Frederico says he will be releasing several new love songs previewing the next music CD entitled “Amore Inspirato " which is scheduled for release in the fall of 2010 Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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