When: Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 8:00 pm
Where: BERKLEE PERFORMANCE CENTER
With a voice that melts hearts and instills passion, Franco Corso is the newest Italian singing sensation in America. His distinctive and powerful baritone voice has been called elegant and provocative.
Born and raised in San Remo, Italy, Corso grew up filling his lungs with sea-kissed Mediterranean air. Inspired by Andrea Bocelli, Dean Martin, and Jimmy Rosselli, Franco has built a music career channeling the charisma and passion of Italian and American singers, effectively transforming past masterpieces into modern treasures. His voice recalls the era when crooners ruled the music industry and avid listeners went weak in the knees at love songs laden with raw emotion.
After a successful TV campaign on NBC and CBS last Christmas, Corso performs for the first time in Boston, to take his audience on a musical journey through Italy in his acclaimed show A Tribute to Andrea Bocelli and Friends. Under the music direction of international pianist and seven-time Emmy Award–winner Mike Renzi, Franco performs the perfect blend of classic Italian-American songs and the most popular songs from Bocelli. As an aerial tour of his beautiful Italy flashes in a montage, Corso conveys the nostalgia of love lost, lived, and lasting. Corso’s star continues to rise as he brings his show to to the international performing arena, where he wows new audiences of all ages with his timeless music and style.