Ortygia Restaurant announces one night only of “Italian Songs & Magic” at Ortygia’s Restaurant in Village of the Arts, Bradenton, FL.   Sat, Nov 26, 2011 is a mini-preview performance of the show, “Spinella Tenor of Illusions.”


Featuring classic Italian songs plus a series of magical illusions, the event, “Italian Songs & Music,” will be held al fresco at Ortygia’s in Bradenton. No cover charge, but donations appreciated. The restaurant will offer a prix fixe special menu for the night.


Ortygia Restaurant is located at 1418 13th St. West, Bradenton Florida. Reservations are required for this November 26, 2011 event as seating is limited: (941) 741- 8646.


The music is lively and entertaining and the magic will surely bring a smile to everyone. This show also previews the release of the latest album from Joseph Spinella, Spinella Tenor of Illusions, available on Amazon.com.


Spinella Tenor of Illusions features the most loved Italian songs - traditional Neapolitan, “popera” and opera arias - sung by master tenor, Joseph Spinella. Spinella’s voice has the power and majesty to convey the deep emotions of the cinematic original arrangements recorded by the Macedonian Symphony Orchestra. The album contains 13 soundtracks which are also incorporated into Spinella’s upcoming show tour.


Joseph Spinella is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, with a major in voice. He has participated in Master Classes with Birgit Nielsen, Eleanor Steber, and Regina Resnik. His tenor voice quality was described by Princeton’s weekly newspaper, Town Topics, as “a solid Metropolitan Opera level performer.” Joseph was discovered by Paul Nadler, one of the Metropolitan Opera conductors and was invited to work with Metropolitan Opera coaches in NYC. This began his regular sessions with Joan Dorneman, Luciano Pavarotti’s vocal coach of thirty years.


Spinella's voice reminds us of the great tenors like Caruso, Lanza and Pavarotti. The Macedonian symphony has placed more of a techno-modern arrangement to these classic songs, giving them a more updated sound. But definitely, the voice and delivery of these songs, by Spinella, reminds us why they remain classics.

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