When you want high level Italian musical entertainment to meet and exceed your expectations, hire a professional Italian classical crossover artist for your corporate party, requiem mass or wedding. Inquire about the Italian musical services of michéal CASTALDO.
This is what the press is saying:
"...micheal Castaldo's music is beyond captivating... beyond riveting ... his renditions filled me with tears of happiness..."-Joe Franklin (Bloomberg Radio)
"…engaging and fascinating… a must listen, in fact, to be enjoyed…"—America Oggi
"…the perfect complement to an Italian music collection…"—La Gazzetta Italiana
"…plush world of ballads and utter sweetness…" —Celebri
Price Range: $1900 and up
Gig Length: 10 - 75 minutes
Languages: English, Italian, Other
Insurance: $1,000,000 - Per customary Certificate of Insurance boiler plate language
Unions: AFM, SAG, ACTRA
What to Expect
We provide services in the following categories:
Singer, Keyboards, Piano, Violin, Harp, Accordion, Opera Singer, Folk Singer, Pop Singer, Broadway Singer, Italian Singer, Cabaret Singer, Top 40 Singer, New Age Singer, World Music Singer, Top 40 Piano, Christmas Music, Funeral /Requiem Mass Singer, Wedding Singer
THE #1 ITALIAN AND CLASSICAL SINGER ONLINE & WINNER OF 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 & 2009 RISING STAR AWARD.
** #1 Top Artist on Artistsignal March 2014 ** #1 CD Bergamot on Amazon 2013 ** #1 CD Olive You on Amazon 2012**#1 Christmas CD 'Extravergine' on Amazon 2011 ** Indie Artist of the Year on CCUK 2011 ** #1 digi-single song PRAY'R on Amazon charts 2011 ** 2n place overall and 1st place as an indie artist with over 13k votes on CCUK 2013 **
The Waldorf Astoria, The Pierre Hotel, The St. Regis New York, The Metropolitan Club, The Yale Club, The Harvard Club, Cipriani's 42nd Street, The Ritz Carlton, Gotham Hall, The Lighthouse Pier 60 and The Rainbow Room and other top Manhattan venues that michal has performed at. As a songwriter and producer, michal has written and produced Billboard-charting records for Jos Feliciano and Martha Wash.
If you are seeking to mix some of that old-world charm and the ambiance of "La Dolce Vita" with the popular sounds of Andrea Bocelli, Il Divo, Pavarotti and Josh Groban... look no further. Surprise and treat your guests and clients to a stellar performance of the worldwide hit, "Con Te Partiro," classic-timeless Neapolitan songs like "Core 'Ngrato" and opera arias such as "Nessun Dorma" from Puccini's Turnadot, all from the vocal talent, michal CASTALDO.
michal is also the owner/producer of Tuscan Weddings & Events as well as the music production company Majestic Castle Music, NYC, a "green," full-service music production and event/wedding services company that has been in existence for more than twenty years. Our musicians have studied at Berklee College of Music, The Julliard School, Indiana University, Eastman Conservatory, and the University of Miami. They have appeared at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
michal has professional charts/lead-sheets and a studio-quality live-to-track CD of his repertoire and, given ample notice, he will be happy to learn special song(s) for your event or party.
CASTALDO is available for any event in the New York Tri-state area and beyond. He speaks fluent Italian and is able to emcee your event or party as well.
Born in Italy, michal CASTALDO grew up in Canada and now lives in New York City. He says: "Life is not a cup to be drained, but a measure to be filled." He began filling his proverbial cup of life at an early age by studying voice with Maestro Nicola Pisapia, a protg of the great Italian operatic tenor, Enrico Caruso. He received further training at Berklee College of Music. What should you expect at michal's appearances? All solo vocal jobs include a professional PA system, DVD player and projection player. michal adds a themed ambiance to your event by screening classic Italian films and Visions of Italy as a backdrop to his track performances.
If you have a charitable fundraiser, Majestic Castle Music, NYC will be happy to quote you a charity rate. Since 2008, michal has helped raise more than $108,000 to worthy charities. Inquire with michal on how he can help your cause.. A portion of his earnings benefit his "La Dolce Vita Foundation," where he takes underprivileged children, teens or adults who suffer from "the blues" on scenic joyrides in his custom convertible roadster, the Miata.
Michal also has a passion for organic olive oil from his family's orchard in southern Italy. Google his olive oil coop at "New York City Olive Oil Coop" and you'll read glowing testimonials from coop members, many of whom are clients for life. In short, every person who has hired michal, stayed at his villa or bought his olive oil has rated all aspects of what he offers as Totally Professional and Top Shelf.
Professional Affiliations: NARAS (Recording Academy—The Grammys), SGA (Songwriters Guild of America), SAG (Screen Actors Guild), AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists), SESAC (Performing Rights Organization), BNI (Business Network International), RIAA (Record Industry Association of America), AFM (American Federation of Musicians—Local 802).
To learn more, request a copy of michal's full bio.
Additional Booking Notes
We can contract up to a full 60 piece orchestra but we are equally comfortable and confident singing along with our original studio quality prerecorded audio stems/tracks.
Calabrisella Mia - Trad. Calabrian song Rio - org. song (micheal Castaldo) Travedu U Paradiso - org. song (micheal Castaldo) senza mauri (without love where would you be now) - Doobie Bros. Spetu pe Tia - org. song (micheal Castaldo) Calabria Bella - Enzo LaFace Eroi (Hero) - Enrique Iglesis Se Ami Na Fimina (Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman) - Bryan Adams Senti a Musica (Listen to the Music) - Doobie Bros. Hotel California - The Eagles Na Muri (un amor) - Gypsy Kings Do you hear what i hear Italian mp3 - Trad. Christmas Carol Classic Italian - Liturgical - Festive - Wedding - Holiday & Neapolitan Songs Notte Di Luci (nights in white satin) - Mario Frangulis (see video on Youtube) O Sole Mio - Andrea Bocelli Con Te Partiro (Time to Say Goodbye) - Andrea Bocelli Nella Fantesia (Gabriels Oboe) - Russell Watson Core ' N Grato - Andrea Bocelli Caruso - Andrea Bocelli Ave Maria (shubert) - Andrea Bocelli Panis Angelicus - Andrea Bocelli Can't Help Falling In Love - Andrea Bocelli Because we Believe - Andrea Bocelli Tu Ca Non Chiagne - Andrea Bocelli Torna a Surriento - Andrea Bocelli The Prayer - Andrea Bocelli Mamma - Andrea Bocelli Parla Piu Piano - G. Morandi Ce La Luna - Italian Trad Song Finiculi Finicula - Italian Trad Song Angels we have heard on high - Trad. Christmas Carol Il Tuo Mondo (Nono Moj Dobri Nono) - Claudio Villa E Tu - C Baglioni Questo Piccolo Grande Amore - C. Baglioni Guarda Questa Terra - micheal castaldo Mio Cuore - original song written by micheal castadlo - micheal castaldo Vierno - Ricardo Fogli Amazing Grace - Trad (micheal CASTALDO -ACETO CD) Calabrisella Mia - Italian Trad Song La Donna e Mobile - Andrea Bocelli Sometimes i Dream - Mario Frangoulis To Where You Are - Josh Groban You're Still You - Josh Groban Let Me Fall - Josh Groban You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban You'll Never Know - Frank Sinatra Piccolo Fiore - Italian Trad Song Lauretta Mia - Italian Trad Song Ti Amo - U. Tozzi Signora Mia - S. Giacobi Volare - D. Modugno Una Furtiva Lagrima - Luciano Pavarotti Santa Lucia - Italian Trad Song L'emozione non a voce - Adriano Celentano E lucevan le stelle - Puccini Frattelli D'Italia - Anthem (Italian) Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring - Bach O Canada - Anthem (Canadian) Speak Softly Love - Godfather Theme That's Amore - Dean Martin The Star-Spangled Banner - Anthem (American) Vesti la Guibba - Leoncavallo Vivo Per Lei - Andrea Bocelli Hark the Harold Angel - Trad. Christmas Carol I'll be home for Christmas - Trad. Christmas Carol It came upon a midnight clear - Trad. Christmas Carol Joy to the world - Trad. Christmas Carol O Come all ye faithful - Trad. Christmas Carol O Holy Night Italian mp3 - Trad. Christmas Carol O little town of Bethlehem - Trad. Christmas Carol Silent Night - Trad. Christmas Carol The First Noel - Trad. Christmas Carol Little drummer Boy Italian mp3 - Trad. Christmas Carol We three Kings - Trad. Christmas Carol What child is this - Trad. Christmas Carol Winter Wonderland - Trad. Christmas Carol Dancin' to a Different Beat - micheal CASTALDO Guarda Questa Terra - Sample Video - micheal castaldo Mellodrama - Andrea Bocelli Io Credo - original song written by micheal castadlo - micheal CASTALDO (ACETO CD) Hallelujah (Italian Version) - Il Divo (ACETO CD) He Lives In You (Italian Version) - Music from The Lion King (ACETO CD) I' Te Vurria Vassa - E. DiCapua (ACETO CD) Over The Rainbow (Italian Version) - IZ (ACETO CD) Sound of Silence (Italian Version) - Paul Simon (ACETO CD) Questo e Amore - original song written by micheal castadlo - micheal CASTALDO (ACETO CD) Va Pensiero - L. Pavarotti (ACETO CD) Stand by Me (Italian Version) - Ben E. King (ACETO CD) Amazing Grace (Italian Version) - Trad. Spiritual J.Newton (ACETO CD) Vent'anni - Massimo Raneri (ACETO CD) I Started a Joke (Italian Version) - Bee Gees (ACETO CD) Unchained Melody (Italian Version) - il Divo (ACETO CD) Tu Scende dalle Stelle - micheal CASTALDO (ACETO CD) Nessun Dorma - Andrea Bocelli Bsame Mucho - Andrea Bocelli Aranjuez - Il Divo
Most Recent Review
Requiem Mass - 5/4/2014
Micheal surpasses any entertainer we have ever worked with by far. We first chose Micheal for his beautiful voice and the heart that he brings to his performance. Micheal also recommended a wonderful String quartet - and managed all of our sound engineering so everything music-related was flawless. Micheal is extremely approachable- a consummate communicator and problem-solver. The 200 guests- including dignitaries, politicians and etc. we're touched deeply by Micheal's performance. What made this event a true success? It wasn't the beautiful flowers. Or the wonderful catering. Or the lavish tents. It was Micheal.
Influences & Inspiration
Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Il Divo, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Mario Manza, Enrico Caruso, Mario Frangoulis, Gino Vanelli, Jose Feliciano, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Martha Wash, Annie Lennox, Celine DIon, David Foster are just a few of our influences.
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