Wonderful tenor with impressive vocal record and excellent technique, classic artist crossover which enjoys phenomenal successes all over the world, with 19 recordings worldwide and more than 7 million copies worldwide, Mario Frangoulis goes on footsteps of grandees: "Andrea Boceli, move! "Titles of the Daily News, while CNN recognizes that" Frangoulis' world is distilled with pure sound, only by voice. " Combines classic with modern, easily blends with pop, rock, people, soul or world music, sharing a scene with sacred monsters such as Sarah Brightman, Placido Domingo, Montserrat Caballe, José Carreras, Liu Huan, Lara Fabian, Klaus Meine, Angela Gheorghiu and singing with the best orchestras from Boston Pops to Chicago Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Novaya Opera , The Royal Symphony Orchestra, or the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
He was born in Africa and grew up in Greece. Mario Frangoulis studied in the UK in London. He was still a student at the Guildhall School of Music in London, when Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber handed him Raoul's "Phantom of the Opera," which meant audience applause and criticism. He discovered his tilt to the show "King and I" Rodger and Hammerstein, next to the legendary American soprano Barbara Cook and the BBC orchestra under Wally Harper is a baton. It was followed by the Maria Callas scholarship and the Pavarotti competition, which opened to Italy and studied with tenor Carl Bergonzi. In Rome, he had the opportunity to meet and impress Nicole Rescigno, the favorite conductor Maria Callas, who became a student. And not only for him, but for the well-known Alfred Kraus, considered by experts as one of the best tenors at the end of the 20th century, a real representative of the golden generation besides Enrico Caruso, Franco Corelli, Mario del Monaco or Luciano Pavarotti. Mario Frangoulis was the only private student Kraus had ever received.
He continued to cultivate talent at the famous Juilliard Music School in New York, where he studied with soprano Dodi Protero led by Marilyn Horne. His career has faded dramatically, but only after he learned Peter Gelb, the lead recording company of Sony Classical, currently the artistic director of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Since then, Mario has released no less than 19 albums and sold an impressive figure of 7 million children worldwide. It started in 2002 with the album "Sometimes the Dream ", four years from" Follow Your Heart. "Both albums have moved him to top positions on the best shows of Billboard crossover artists around the world (# 2 and # 3, close to Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban over 50 This is consistently placed in top 10 locations in international maps, and in 2011 it was voted The best male classic crossover artist, the overall deserved recognition.
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