PASQUALE ESPOSITO: IL TEMPO
PBS Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito returns to the historic Arcada after a successful debut last year. He returns with a new show: IL TEMPO. Pasquale accompanied by his stellar band will take the audience on a musical journey performing songs spanning from 1880 to present that have influenced Pasquale as an artist. The repertoire will include Italian, Spanish, Neapolitan and American Songs from his IL TEMPO CD. For more information about Pasquale, visit www.pasqualeespsoito.com
Tickets start at $49
ALL AGES SHOW!
Esposito is originally from Naples, Italy. He has four sisters, and is the youngest out of the five siblings. At home, his family played the music of Enrico Caruso, who was also from Naples. He started singing when he was six and by age seven he was performing at church.He started performing in bars when he was 14, singing Italian and American standards.
In 1998, he visited California and decided to move to America. His family was not supportive of his goal to relocate, after which he received a green card through an immigration lottery. After enrolling in ESL classes at Foothill College, Esposito started studying music at San Jose State University in San Jose, California. Esposito performed at Aldo’s Ristorante in Los Gatos, California. He graduated from the music program, with a degree in vocal performance, in 2009. While at San Jose State, he studied under Professor Joseph Frank.
Esposito is a lyric tenor, whose work focuses on operatic pop with occasional forays into traditional opera. Musically, Esposito is inspired by the work of Claudio Baglioni, Enrico Caruso, Pavarotti, and Giuseppe Di Stefano. He performs in multiple languages, including Italian, Neapolitan, Spanish, and English. Between 2005 and 2006, Esposito toured both Italy and the United States in support of his album Naples… That’s Amore! In 2007 he then toured with Gigi D’Alessio and Anna Tatangelo on the US leg of their world tour. After this he toured his own show of original compositions called Simply Pasquale! In 2009 he performed Volare at a San Francisco Giantsgame. Between that year and 2010, he toured internationally in support of his album A Brand New Me. He has also performed for the San Francisco Opera,the Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo, the Fort Smith Symphony, the National Steinbeck Center, and the Folsom Symphony, for which he performed a Christmas program entitled Bianco Natale.
In 2015 Esposito starred in Pasquale Esposito Celebrates Enrico Caruso for PBS. This was his first PBS special, described as a “docuconcert” in which Esposito paid tribute to the work of Enrico Caruso. The concert section of the special was filmed at the historic Castello Giusso in Vico Equense on the Amalfi Coast and the documentary portions were filmed in both Italy and the United States. The special also featured Dino Natali as co-host and an interview with opera singer Placido Domingo. The special premiered on March 10, 2015. Part of the documentary contains Esposito reflecting on his experience growing up in the same neighborhood that Caruso lived in while in Italy. A CD version of the concert entitled Pasquale Esposito Celebrates Enrico Caruso was also released for sale through PBS.