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That's Amore! Opera & standards by Raffaella Singer from Philadelphia, PA

Will travel up to 500 miles

  • Member Since 2023
  • Starting at $350 per hour

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Hello and Welcome to "That's Amore!" I'm so excited to curate the perfect list of love songs, and songs you love to listen to that bring back special memories and that will make your occasion that much more special and most importantly, memorable for your guests! I started studying singing at an early age with a terrific British pop/jazz singer and my love for standards and musicals began along with my comfort level singing with bands and with a microphone. Fast forward quite a few years, and I've had the joy and privilege to hone my craft as an accomplished opera singer while expanding my repertoire even further. My versatile technique gives me the opportunity to span many genres from musical theatre, American Songbook, jazz standards, religious music, opera and music for the Holiday season. My Italian heritage infuses my love for beloved Italian and Neapolitan songs and my cross-cultural experience singing internationally, gives me an authentic view and pulse on creating the next program for you! I sing in multiple languages and have a repertoire of over 100 songs and counting! I offer 30-minute free consults to discuss your music ideas and guide your program choices. I'm comfortable singing with solo instruments or can arrange a quartet or similar for you. There's lots to explore so don't feel ovewhelmed if you're not sure where to start! In the meantime, feel free to learn more about me and take a look at my profile. Once I receive your quote request, I'll reach out to arrange our "no-obligation" follow-up chat - now "That's Amore!!" With Love xx Raffaella MY STORY: Born and raised in South Africa, Italian-American mezzo-soprano, Raffaella Lo Castro moved to the United States to pursue her music career after a fortuitous meeting and opportunity to sing for the late Ms. Kathleen Cassello who was on tour in South Africa as one of the Three Sopranos and who was touring with the late Pavarotti. Surrounded by musical influences (Raffaella's father was a violinist in Milan), she discovered her love for singing and pursued her vocal studies in the U.S. Now she looks forward to creating the perfect, memorable musical occasion for YOU! Her musical style and influences span OPERA, MUSICAL THEATRE, JAZZ STANDARDS, RELIGIOUS MUSIC, CLASSICAL CROSS-OVER, ITALIAN MUSIC and more. BACKGROUND AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Raffaella has appeared on many concert stages with leading orchestras and has given solo recitals in South Africa, and appeared in recital in Singapore and Hiroshima, Japan. In the U.S., solo appearances include Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. and New York City. Recently, Raffaella was part of the esteemed Philadelphia Chorale as part of ANDREA BOCELLI'S World Tour in the US (Philly & NY) in 2021 and 2022. She will join the World Tour again in 2023 with two additional performances in New York's Madison Square Garden. She made her SOLO DEBUT in BEETHOVEN'S Symphony no. 9 at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia with VoxAmaDeus. Raffaella also made her debut with the Wayne Oratorio Society in Elijah which was performed and recorded at The NATIONAL CATHEDRAL in Washington, D.C. and is available on her YouTube channel. This December, she will join the group again for Handel's Messiah as alto soloist. On stage, Raffaella has played exciting operatic and musical theatre characters with notable opera companies all of which have influenced her singing style, elegance, expression, captivating communicative ability and exciting variety in all she offers. It is typical for her shows to go from rich opera arias, to soulful, lush ballads given the warmth of the lower register of her voice. Raffaella is also featured on TWO world premiere recordings (Randall Thompson's Requiem, Philadelphia Singers, Naxos Records) and originated a new operatic role in the all-female chamber opera, "Girondines" about the lives of six real-life French revolutionary women (debut performance and world premiere original recording). Raffaella has had the privilege of working with world-renowned teachers and coaches in the United States. In South Africa, her first teacher at an early age was Eve Boswell who had a successful career as a pop singer in Britain. Her appreciation and discipline for the art form of singing is obvious in the way she is dedicated to her clients and the customized programs she creates for them. Let's GET IN TOUCH to create YOUR MEMORABLE MUSIC OCCASION!

Song List 

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  • All I Ask of You | Phantom of the Opera
  • All the Things you Are | Very Warm for May
  • At Last | Etta James
  • Ave Maria | Schubert
  • Ave Maria | Bach
  • Besame Mucho | Bocelli/Spanish
  • Beyond the Sea | Bobby Darin
  • But Who May Abide | Handel's Messiah
  • Can't Help Falling in Love | Elvis/Bocelli
  • Can't Take that Away from Me | Frank Sinatra
  • Caro Mio Ben | Italian Art Song
  • Caruso | Lucio Dalla
  • Christmas and Holiday Favorites | Traditional & Secular list available
  • Classical Art Songs | Italian, French, German etc.
  • Classical Cross-over songs coming soon | In the style of Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban and Sarah Brightman
  • Climb Every Mountain | Sound of Music - musical
  • Don't Cry for Me Argentina | Evita - Musical
  • Fly me to the Moon | Frank Sinatra
  • Funiculi-Funicula | Luigi Denza
  • Habanera | Carmen - opera
  • He Shall Feed His Flock | Handel's Messiah
  • Hello Young Lovers | The King and I - Musical
  • I Could Have Danced All Night | My Fair Lady - Musical
  • I Dreamed a Dream | Les Miserables - musical
  • I Get a Kick out of You | Frank Sinatra
  • I've Got you Under my Skin | Frank Sinatra
  • If l Loved You | Carousel - Musical
  • Italian/Neapolitan Songs | List available
  • Jazz Standards list coming soon | Style of Ella Fitzgerald
  • L-O-V-E | Dianna Krall
  • La Vie en Rose | Edith Piaf
  • Liebst Du Um Schoenheit | Clara Schumann
  • Memory | Cats - Musical
  • Mon Coeur S'ouvre a Ta Voix | Samson et Delilah
  • Moon River | Breakfast at Tiffany's - movie
  • My Funny Valentine | Frank Sinatra
  • Nel cor piu non mi sento | Italian Art Song
  • Nella Fantastia | Il Divo
  • Nice n' Easy | Frank Sinatra
  • Night and Day | Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga
  • O Holy Night | Adolphe Adam
  • O Mio Babbino Caro | Gianni Schicchi - opera
  • O Sole Mio | Eduardo di Capua
  • O Thou That Tellist | Handel's Messiah
  • Pie Jesu | Durufle Requiem
  • POPULAR WEDDING SONGS | more available
  • Religious songs for ceremonies & services | Ave Maria, Panis Angelicus, Hallelujah, On Eagle's Wings etc.
  • Sacred songs list available | Oratorio (early music) and secular
  • Sebben Crudele | Italian Art Song
  • Seguidilla | Carmen
  • So in Love | Kiss Me Kate - Musical
  • Someday I'll Fly Away | Nicole Kidman - Moulin Rouge Movie
  • Someone to Watch Over Me | Ella Fitzgerald
  • Somewhere | West Side Story
  • Summertime | Porgy & Bess (opera) & Standard
  • Sway | Dean Martin
  • That's Amore | Popular Italian Song
  • The Boy from Ipanema | Ella Fitzgerald
  • The Lord's Prayer | Malotte
  • The Prayer | Celine Dion/Andrea Bocelli
  • There You'll Be | Faith Hill - Pearl Harbor Movie / Theme
  • Time to Say Goodbye | Brightman/Bocelli
  • Torna a Surriento | Ernesto De Curtis
  • Unforgettable | Nat King Cole
  • Vivo Per Lei | Andrea Bocelli
  • Voce Di Donna | La Gioconda - opera
  • Volare | Popular Italian Song
  • Where or When | Dianna Krall
  • Witchcraft | Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga
  • You'll Never Walk Alone | Carousel - Musical
  • Young at Heart | Frank Sinatra

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Past Events

December 14, 2023 • Andrea Bocelli World Tour
Thu12:00 PM - 12:30 AM New York, NY
December 13, 2023 • Andrea Bocelli World Tour
Wed12:00 PM - 12:30 AM New York, NY
December 10, 2023 • Renaissance Noel Baroque Concert
Sun12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
December 9, 2023 • Renaissance Noel Baroque Concert
Sat12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
December 3, 2023 • Handel's Messiah - Alto Soloist
Sun12:00 PM - 12:30 AM Wayne, PA
December 2, 2023 • Handel's Messiah - Alto Soloist
Sat12:00 PM - 12:30 AM Wayne, PA
November 20, 2023 • Opera America - Recording Session
Mon12:00 PM - 12:30 AM New York, NY
November 15, 2023 • Opera America - Rehearsal session
Wed12:00 PM - 12:30 AM New York, NY
April 23, 2023 • Soloist in Beethoven Mass in C
Sun7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Wayne, PA
April 22, 2023 • Soloist in Beethoven Mass in C
Sat7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Wayne, PA
April 8, 2023 • Singer in Holy Week Services
Sat6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Paoli, PA
April 7, 2023 • Singer in Faure & Bach Concert with VoxAmaDeus
Fri1:00 PM - 11:00 PM Wayne, PA

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