Michéal Castaldo has released his ninth CD titled “Christmas in Italy,” to celebrate some of his favorite Christmas songs from his Extravergine CD and new songs sung in Italian, English and Latin. The album features songs including “Oh Santa Notte (Oh Holy Night),” “E Nato Il Bambino Gesu (What Child Is This?),” “Batte Nel Cuore, Suona Natale (Little Drummer Boy),” “Gioia Nel Mondo (Joy To The World),” “Puoi Sentire Quel’ Che Sent Io? (Do You Hear What I Hear?)” and “Astro del Ciel (Silent Night).”
Castaldo also translated the well-known carol, “Jezus Malusuenki,” now entitled, “Piccolo Jesu.” Completing the perfect package, Castaldo also offers up “Gloria in Excelsis Deo,” “Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle,” “Va Pensiero,” “Adeste Fideles” and his latest release, “Mary, Did You Know? (Maria, Lo Sapevi Tu?).”
“Christmas in Italy” is a perfect recipe of sound and melodic timbre that is sure to delight the discerning ear. The lush orchestrations and well-crafted arrangements are mixed masterfully with the warm tenor vocals of Castaldo. The playlist for the CD includes 25 songs and over 100 minutes of music to cherish and enjoy.
The media has described Michéal’s music as “Engaging and fascinating – a must listen,” “The results are nothing short of wondrous,” “So jubilant that Scrooge would be moved to gambol with giddy mirth,” “Possesses the kind of enthusiasm that would be the envy of many” and “Perfect musical accompaniment for the holidays.”
Italian born and now a New York City resident, Castaldo is an award-winning Italian tenor whose rich operatic voice, strong but soft, is perfect in pitch and tempo. Castaldo studied music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and has toured North America and Europe. His passionate performances consistently thrill audiences with sweeping romanticism. For more information about this new release visit www.michealCastaldo.com.