SFC Giuliano sings our National Anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner” on the Nationally Televised Monday Night Football 2000
Posted on Wed, May. 17, 2006
Punto de Vista
La Miami Lyric Opera
se viste de gala
Posted on Wed, May. 17, 2006
By DANIEL FERNANDEZ
Miami Herald / El Nuevo Herald
Como un échantillon de lo que presentará durante la próxima temporada, la Miami Lyric Opera ofreció un Gala Opera Concert en el Manuel Artime, el sábado 13. La función incluía bebidas, a manera de brindis celebratorio por los pasados triunfos.
Sin duda este grupo de cantantes --contra viento y marea-- han ido mejorando en sus presentaciones y es siempre un placer el escuchar a figuras destacadas del canto en la ciudad; aunque el nivel de los intérpretes sea desigual.
Consagrados como la soprano Maruchi Urquiaga, que cantó el dúo de Boheme: Che gelida manina... junto al joven tenor Antonio Giuliano engalanaron la noche.
El bajo Diego Baner es sin duda uno de esos talentos miamenses que esperan ser descubiertos. Hay pocas voces en su tesitura que alcancen su proyección, sin descontar su capacidad interpretativa. Su Il lacerate spirito de Simon Boccanegra, de Verdi, fue impecable e impactante, uno de los mejores momentos de la noche.
El tenor Giuliano posee una técnica estraordinaria que le permite mantener las notas largo tiempo sin abusar del vibrato, mientras que el tenor David Pereira, que acometió entre otros ''caballos de batalla'' la difícil A mes amis..., de La Fille du Regiment, de Donizetti, hizo gala de una voz bien modulada y capaz, aunque pequeña.
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 14:50:46 EST
I saw the AD today in the Washington Post for Opera Bel Canto's performances of La sonnambula. While visiting their web-site _www.operabelcanto.com_ (http://www.operabelcanto.com) I noticed there were excellent notes on this opera posted by our own Niel Rishoi. He certainly gets around. The notes are, of course, excellent; a good read on the subject of Bel Canto for those interested.
A former Bolshoi soprano, Tatiyana Abiyakiy, who I am not familiar with is apparently making her US debut. The tenor singing Elvino is Antonio Giuliano. I heard him last June in OBC's La Favorita. He was amazing and thrilling. He even sang the first Act finale (cabaletta) which even Pavarotti or Kraus did not sing in performance. Giuliano has a top voice with High D and C to burn. I would easily put him on a par with Juan Diego Florez, except that Giuliano's voice is more attractive and Italianate. If you think you have to go to NY to hear all the hot young tenors, Alvarez, Polanzani, etc., you're wrong. You can hear better right here in DC. I am going on Sunday, April 3. Any other listers of the Bel Canto persuasion plan to be there? I love this opera.
Fidatemi, Gianni Fab
April 3, 2005
Opera Bel Canto "La Sonnambula" in DC
Opera Bel Canto here in Washington, DC gave a gorgeous and moving concert performance
of Bellini's "La Sonnambula" last Sunday, April 3 at the historic Mount Vernon Place Church. It is
one of my favorites of the bel canto tradition, with its perfect operatic melodrama that can easily play
itself just through instrumentals and vocals. If done well one does not need to see the drama of this one. Even though all of the singers were excellent, I was especially impressed with Tatiyana Abiyakiy (Amina) and Antonio Giuliano (Elvino). Ms. Abiyakiy has a very full rich voice and was convincing throughout. This is a very difficult role to sing and considering that this is a concert performance, the voice must be convincing. Same for Mr. Giuliano. His voice was also powerful, flexible, and expressive. One doesn't need to see stage props to hear the chemistry between this Amina and this Elvino.
The Washington Post praised the "fluid, clarion voice" of Antonio Giuliano in Opera Bel Canto of Washington’s production of La Favorita. It was the world premiere of a new critical edition of Donizetti's grand opera in the French style, performed in Italian. The new edition compiled by Maestro Sparacino in collaboration with William Ashbrook and sponsored by Fondazione Donizetti of Bergamo, Italy, restores many original elements deleted over the years.
August 25, 2000
'Three Tenors' steal show at '1812 Overture'
Photo by Chester Simpson
The "Three Tenors," Staff Sgt. Pablo Talamante, Staff Sgt. Michael Ford and Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Giuliano, steal the show at The U.S. Army Band's annual performance of "Overture 1812."
by Story by Staff Sgt. Suzette Niess
Army Band Public Affairs
Over 3,500 people came with blankets, lawn chairs and picnics to the Washington Monument Tuesday evening to enjoy The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" performing Tchaikovsky's "Overture 1812." The annual concert, a favorite among Washingtonians was conducted by Leader and Commander Col. Gary F. Lamb and featured elements of The U.S. Army Band including The U.S. Army Concert Band, The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets and The U.S. Army Chorus.
The hit of the evening however was the "Three Tenors." Clad in tailed tuxedos three U.S. Army Chorus members stole the show. Staff Sgt. Michael Ford (aka Michael Carreras) sang "Torna a Surriento" followed by Staff Sgt. Pablo Talamante (aka Pablo Domingo) singing "Granada." And last but not least was Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Giuliano (aka Antonio Pavarotti) singing "’O Sole Mio." Ford and Talamante then joined Giuliano on stage for an encore trio performance of "’O Sole Mio" which received a spontaneous standing ovation from the crowd. As a second encore they sang selections from "West Side Story."
"Pavarotti has been my hero since I began pursuing my operatic dreams," Giuliano said. "I was overwhelmed when Colonel Lamb approached me with this incredible idea and asked me to be one of the 'Three Tenors.' I've been wanting to do this sort of concert for nearly nine years. I hope this is the beginning of many more."
Lamb, who sang leading operatic roles as a tenor prior to his military career, came up with the idea to add the "Three Tenors" to the annual 1812 concert. When he took command of "Pershing's Own" last Spring he instructed the band's arranging staff to acquire the music. Sgt. Major Mark Taylor and Staff Sgt. Michael Brown arranged and transcribed all the music for the 'tenors' performance.
The Vice Chief of Staff of The U.S. Army General John M. Keane and his wife told Giuliano that they are fans of the original "Three Tenors" and were thoroughly amazed and impressed with the incredible talent of the Army Band's "Three Tenors." "We wish that The Army could have heard this tonight," Keane said.