Thursday, February 3, 2011

Destino: "Popera With a Soul Infusion"

"Influenced by Il Divo, Josh Grobin, Amici
Original member Joey Niceforo
Forever, Andrea Bocelli, Marc Anthony and David Foster among others named on their Facebook page, Destino, meaning destiny in both Italian and Spanish, seems destined for resounding success based on audience reaction. Andrea Bocelli's much-acclaimed Under The Desert Sky performance demonstrated what is being termed popera. If you loved it, you will love Welland-Port Colborne Concert Association's presentation of Destino. With solo careers in pop, jazz, opera, gospel, and rhythm and blues, members Joey Niceforo, Rosemary Siemens, Terance Reddick and Roy Tan have joined from Vancouver to San Diego to New York and finally Toronto, forming the group Destino and are bringing audiences across North America to their feet wherever they perform. While the membership of the group
has evolved since its beginnings, Niceforo is an original member. Niceforo, born in
Destino creates "pop with an opera flair"
Sudbury to Italian and French-Canadian heritage, is an operatic tenor who has performed all over the world including New York, Rome and the Czech Republic. According to Insight magazine, Niceforo has one of the most robust and exciting voices heard in a long time. Opera Canada reported he has charmed audiences as Don Ottavio in Mozart's Don Giovanni and he has received the prestigious Italians of the World award. Past recipients include Luciano Pavarotti, Sophia Loren, Rudolph Giuliani and Franco Zeffirelli." [Source, Source]

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