Carlos De Antonis

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Carlo De Antonis

Carlo De Antonis is an Argentine opera singer.

Early life[edit]

De Antonis was born in Argentina in Tandil in the province of Buenos Aires. He began studying music in Tandil at an early age with prestigious maestros Andres Risso, Bernardo Moroder, and Sofia Galicia. He then moved to Buenos Aires and completed his studies with the maestros Oscar Ruiz and Natalia Biffis.[1]

Performance history[edit]

Early career[edit]

In 1990 to 1991, he joined the chorus of the three most important theaters in South America: Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Teatro Argentino in La Plata, and Teatro Avenida. In the same period he debuted in the musical Dracula, which in 1994 went on a tour and became well known in all of Latin America (Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Argentina). In 1993 he played the leading role in the first international version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which was presented at the Luna Park Stadium in Buenos Aires. In 1995 he once again played Quasimodo in the Argentine version of the same musical by Cibrian-Mahler. The following year he debuted in the leading part in the musical La Fiesta del Año in Uruguay. In 1997 he starred in Sueños by José Cibrian Campoy and La Mitad de Algo by Enrique Morales. In 1998 in The Zarzuela by Luisa Fernanda. At the same time he went on a tour with more than 150 performances in Argentina in a show of his own concepts.[2]

European crossover[edit]

Carlos De Antonis performing before a packed house

In 2000, he moved to Germany where he was selected as a tenor for the Concert Forum Berlin. He performed in 43 cities in Germany in the most important opera houses (Hamburg, Frankfurt, Berlin, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Munich, etc.) as well as at the Maifeld Stadium in Berlin at the closing of World Class Polo 2000 and the Grand Ball in Berlin (Adlon Hotel) as the only tenor. In 2001, with the Dutch company Concert Music, he performed in the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium in Drei Jungen Tenoren. In 2002 he worked with the Micheal Tietz Company on tour all over Germany in the Enrico Caruso Gala and with the Music Concert Company in ‘O Sole Mio, festival Der Tenore. In the summer of the same year he began performing his one-man Carlos De Antonis in Concert in Sardinia, Italy.[3]

In 2003, he performed for the first time ever in the musical Sogno d'Oriente and in the show Gala Lirica, as well as numerous concerts in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Mexico. In 2004 he began a tour in Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, and Miami with Gala Lirica and several other concerts. In 2005 after playing Alfredo in La Traviata with four performances in La Plata, he played the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto followed by Fenton in Falstaff, Elisir d'Amore, and the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto in Germany.[4]

In 2006, he debuted at the G. Verdi Conservatory in Milan in the role of Count Almaviva in the Barber of Seville and as Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, Alfredo in La Traviata, and Rodolfo in La Bohème. Other performances include several concerts and recitals in Germany, Barcelona, Uruguay, Sardinia, Argentina, Canada, South Africa, Italy, Denmark, and a new production with the company Giovane Balletto Italiano directed by Matteo Bittante. In March 2006 he performed at the Teatro Rossetti in Trieste in the show Pomeriggi Musicali al Rossetti organized by Associazione Internazionale Dell'Operetta Friuli Venezia Giulia. The performance also included the Musical to the Operetta concert soloist and piano, Gioele Muglialdo. In April in Barcelona he played Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Natasha Tupin and Fernando Alvarez and conductor Andrea Alvarez.[5]

Current life[edit]

Carlos De Antonis performing at Royce Hall

The end of 2006 marked the beginning of Carlos’ partnership with SPS Records in Los Angeles, California.[6] SPS Records is the entertainment branch of the better known Sports Placement Service, Inc., which for over the past two decades has represented some of the world's most legendary athletes including Muhammad Ali, Joe Namath, Jim Brown, John Riggins and Mike Tyson.[7]

In early 2007, he began recording his debut album Del Cuore [8] , with the help of world-renowned producer, Kim Scharnberg. The album was recorded at Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California, and Glendwood Place Studios in Burbank, California.

On Friday March 23, 2007, to launch the release of the album Del Cuore, Carlos De Antonis made his sold out United States concert debut at the Royce Hall on the University of California at Los Angeles campus.[9]

The following day, March 24, 2007, Carlos performed at Celebrity Fight Night XIII in Phoenix, AZ.[10] Recognized as one of the nation’s elite charity events, Celebrity Fight Night is a star-studded evening presented in honor of the featured guest, Muhammad Ali. Celebrities and professional athletes from all over the country have participated in the event filled with an incredible Live Auction and live musical performances by many of today’s brightest stars. Past performers include Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Jim Carrey, Robin Williams, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, David Foster, and many more. Throughout Celebrity Fight Night’s twelve-year history over $38 million has been raised for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute, along with many other charities.[11] In 2017 he tried out for America's Got Talent.

Del Cuore[edit]

Del Cuore's essence[edit]

Carlos De Antonis' new record "Del Cuore"

Carlos De Antonis' much anticipated debut solo album titled Del Cuore, means "from the heart" [12] in Italian. Del Cuore's title was chosen because it supposedly embodies the essence of Carlos, and represents his purported compassionate, loving, and caring personality.[13]

The range[edit]

Del Cuore's eleven songs represent a wide variety of musical genres including opera, pop, tango, and hymnal. In addition to the assortment of musical styles, the album is also sung in multiple languages including Spanish, Italian, English, Napoletan and Latin. The track list of songs with language and style are as follows:[14]

    1. "O Sole Mio" (Italian- Napoletan Song)
    2. "Todo Me Recuerda a Ti" (Spanish version of "Almost Over You" - Pop)
    3. "This is the Moment" (English - Broadway Musical)
    4. "Nostalgias" (Spanish- Argentine Tango)
    5. "Nessun Dorma" (Italian- Opera Aria)
    6. "Two Different Worlds" (English- Pop)
    7. "Panis Angelicus" (Latin- Sacred Song)
    8. "Non Ti Scordar Di Me" (Italian- Traditional Song)
    9. "Io Penso a Te" (Italian- Pop)
    10. "Mattinata/Oh What a Beautiful Morning" (Italian and English /Traditional Italian Song and Broadway Musical)
    11. "One Rose" (English- Pop)

The Linda Eder duet[edit]

Carlos De Antonis' at the recording studio of Capitol Records

Track 6 on the album is a special duet titled "Two Different Worlds" which Carlos performs with the Broadway performer and recording artist Linda Eder.[15]

The recording sudios[edit]

The album was recorded at two separate recording studios. Parts of Del Cuore, including the forty-six-piece orchestra and 30-person choir, were recorded at the famous Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, California. This historic California landmark boasts an extraordinary roster of previous musicians including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Bonnie Raitt, Harry Connick Jr., and Prince, to name a few. The microphone Carlos used for to record was the same microphone Frank Sinatra used while Recording at Capitol and the Piano used, was the same one that Nat King Cole used to record at Capitol as well. The remainder of the album was recorded at the idyllic Glenwood Place Studios in Burbank, CA.[16]

Carlos De Antonis photos[edit]

Carlos De Antonis and John Elway
Carlos De Antonis and Muhammad Ali at Celebrity Fight Night XIII

References[edit]

  1. ^ Munson, Luke W. "BIO." Carlos De Antonis. 20 Feb. 2007. SPS Records, Inc. 25 Apr. 2007 <http://www.carlosdeantonis.com>.
  2. ^ Munson, Luke W. "BIO." Carlos De Antonis. 20 Feb. 2007. SPS Records, Inc. 25 Apr. 2007 <http://www.carlosdeantonis.com>.
  3. ^ Munson, Luke W. "BIO." Carlos De Antonis. 20 Feb. 2007. SPS Records, Inc. 25 Apr. 2007 <http://www.carlosdeantonis.com>.
  4. ^ Munson, Luke W. "BIO." Carlos De Antonis. 20 Feb. 2007. SPS Records, Inc. 25 Apr. 2007 <http://www.carlosdeantonis.com>.
  5. ^ Munson, Luke W. "BIO." Carlos De Antonis. 20 Feb. 2007. SPS Records, Inc. 25 Apr. 2007 <http://www.carlosdeantonis.com>.
  6. ^ Werner, Harlan J. "Carlos De Antonis." SPS Records. Sports Placement Service, Inc. 3 Jan. 2007 <http://www.sportsplacement.com/antonis/> Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine..
  7. ^ Poulson, Creed R., and Harlan J. Werner, comps. "Client Relations." Sports Placement Service. Sports Placement Service, Inc. 25 Mar. 2007 <http://www.sportsplacement.com/clients.html> Archived June 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine..
  8. ^ Amazon. 13 May 2007. Amazon.com. 13 June 2007 <https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000P23YLA
  9. ^ Business Wire, comp. "Sports Placement Service, Inc. Announces World-Renowned Tenor Carlos De Antonis Makes United States Debut." Find Articles. 30 Mar. 2007. Gale Group. 13 June 2007 <http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2007_March_30/ai_n18766469>.
  10. ^ "13th Annual Celebrity Fight Nights Nets $4.4 Million for Charity." The Official Muhammad Ali Website. 27 Mar. 2007. MUHAMMAD ALI ENTERPRISES LLC. 13 June 2007 <http://www.ali.com/news/default.asp?newsId=25> Archived June 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine..
  11. ^ Munson, Luke W. "BIO." Carlos De Antonis. 20 Feb. 2007. SPS Records, Inc. 25 Apr. 2007 <http://www.carlosdeantonis.com>.
  12. ^ "AltaVista Translated Text." AltaVista - Babel Fish. AltaVista - Babel Fish. 13 June 2007 <http://babelfish.altavista.com/tr>.
  13. ^ Munson, Luke W. "BIO." Carlos De Antonis. 20 Feb. 2007. SPS Records, Inc. 25 Apr. 2007 <http://www.carlosdeantonis.com>.
  14. ^ Munson, Luke W. "BIO." Carlos De Antonis. 20 Feb. 2007. SPS Records, Inc. 25 Apr. 2007 <http://www.carlosdeantonis.com>.
  15. ^ Munson, Luke W. "BIO." Carlos De Antonis. 20 Feb. 2007. SPS Records, Inc. 25 Apr. 2007 <http://www.carlosdeantonis.com>.
  16. ^ Munson, Luke W. "BIO." Carlos De Antonis. 20 Feb. 2007. SPS Records, Inc. 25 Apr. 2007 <http://www.carlosdeantonis.com>.