"Iconic Opera Singer Aprile Millo presents a tribute to her many fans in this brand new arrangement of beloved Christmas Carols telling the story of how we celebrate the Holidays during various stages of our life. In advance of her studio recording release later next year, Millo records here a singing Christmas Card, complete with a novel personal touch, directly speaking and singing to her fans around the world. A stunning arrangement by noted soprano and opera historian, Dr. Mary-Lou Vetere was written and it was recorded LIVE in Niagara Falls, ON. Mme. Millo has been compared to some of the greatest voices who ever sang in opera, Renata Tebaldi, Rosa Ponselle, Claudia Muzio and Zinka Milanov. The beloved soprano has for over twenty-eight years been a beacon of style, authentic Verdi sound and idiomatic phrasing; the geniune article lirico-spinto soprano d' agilita'. Millo has been thrilling audiences world over and for almost thirty years, she is considered the 'grande dame' of the Italian Wing at the historic
Metropolitan Opera. Her voice, ruby rich and velvet has made her an audience favorite and her performances are met with 'near hysteria', and Considered to be the 'High Priestess of that Old-Time Operatic Religion, she brought the audience to a foot-stomping, cheering frenzy' (NEWSDAY) Millo made a Cinderella-like debut in December of 1984 and has sung over 180 performances in her artistic home at the Metropolitan Opera, and has gone on to international success in all the premiere Opera and Concert Halls all over the world. Known as a Verdi specialist and champion of neglected operas Millo has been a heated supporter of Opera remaining true to its traditions and respectful of the composers wishes. A portion of the proceeds of this little Christmas Treat will be donated to NO KILL Shelters from the fund, 'Jesse Sent Me', as a loving memorial to her Yorkshire Terrier, Jesse James, who passed away this year." [Source] Purchase the recording by clicking here.