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Tenor Micheal Castaldo Sings Classical Italian Songs

Singer, songwriter and producer Micheal Castaldo is preparing to introduce two new recordings: "Olive You: Classic Italian Songs to Feed the Heart," and "Extravergine: A Mediterranean Christmas" on Nov. 22.

Olive YouA tenor, Micheal sings classical Italian songs in Italian and English, in the style of Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, and Il Divo. His music plays on more than 40 Italian radio stations around the world. His single titled, "Pray'r," hit the number 1 spot on the Amazon.com classical chart. Castaldo's earlier critically acclaimed CD, "Aceto" was dedicated to his late father and includes 14 classic and two original Italian songs.

Castaldo has also produced and written songs for Grammy winner Jose Feliciano, among others. He often performs for charitable causes, helping to raise more than $45,000 last year. Originally from Calabria, Castaldo was raised in Toronto, Canada and now lives in the U.S. His family's olive groves in the foothills of Calabria continue to produce and distribute fresh olive oil at affordable prices. His new albums link the singer with his roots in the Calabrian olive groves.

Update: Tenor Micheal Castaldo Winner Classical-Crossover Indie Award 2011

The Classical-Crossover, a United Kingdom musical web site, has selected Michael Castaldo as the 2011 winner for the Indie Award category. In announcing the award, the Editor wrote:: Michéal Castaldo has released two albums in 2011; Olive You and Extravergine. He is the epitome of an indie artist - he works incredibly hard by touring, producing his own albums, writing his own material and arranging and translating any songs he does cover. Most importantly his music sounds unique and distinctive. In receiving the award, Castaldol said: This is very exciting! wow! i'm honored and share this indie award with my family, friends and fans who supported me over the years." The Olive You CD will be officially available on Amazon.com on Jan 31, 2012.


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