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Pasquale Esposito's unique documentary/concert paying homage to Italian Tenor, Enrico Caruso through his life, his music, his city.
Pasquale Esposito's unique documentary/concert paying homage to Italian Tenor, Enrico Caruso through his life, his music, his city.
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Italian Tenor, Pasquale Esposito, founded Notable Music and Arts Organization in the Spring of 2012 with the hopes of promoting music education both globally and locally. Through the non-profit charitable organization, Pasquale and his production team are presently preparing for a PBS proposal titled: Enrico Caruso - His Life, His Music, His City.  The project is a documentary/concert that pays homage to the great Italian tenor, Enrico Caruso. The project will highlight Caruso's beginnings in his hometown of Naples, Italy and the music, scenes, and people that influenced him as an individual and performing artist.

Quote from Enrico Caruso
Quote from Enrico Caruso

Through Pasquale Esposito's perspective, the audience will experience a unique portrait of Caruso that has never been exposed through the fusion of a live concert coupled with a documentary. The goal of the project is to provide the world with a complete DVD of the documentary/concert and an audio CD including all of the songs performed in the documentary/concert which would provide knowledge of this great figure in music history and to pay tribute to the "bel canto" technique. In order to expose this great project to the masses, it will be first pitched to PBS and other channels for televised broadcasting for 2014 prior to public distribution.

The project is in dire need of funding due to the incredible costs of production in Italy and the United States.  The concert is set to be filmed at Castello Giusso (www.castellogiusso.it) on September 3 & 4, 2013 on the Amalfi Coast, Italy and the documentary footage will be filmed in Naples, Italy. All donations are tax deductible. For more information about the project, please call 408-528-6308 or email info@notable-inc.com
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Producers: Notable Music and Arts Organization/Notable,Inc.

Executive Producers: Pasquale Esposito, Giuseppe Reale, Samira Ghazvini

Conductor: Maestro Renato Serio

Italian Production Manager: Toni Soddu

American Production Manager: Samira Ghazvini

Orchestra Management and Assistant Conductor: Ettore Gatta

Documentary Contributors: Enrico Caruso Museum of America & Professor Aldo De Gioia

Ufficio Stampa: Carmen D'Avolo

Vocal Coach: Joseph Frank & Seth Riggs

Rehearsal Pianist & Music Librarian: Davide Simi

Video Credits: Filming by Eugenio Blasio 

Consulting Producer and Editing by Alessandro Squitti

Music: "Caruso" by Lucio Dalla performed by Pasquale Esposito, via pasqualeesposito.com.

Risks and challenges

Some of the major challenges would be filming the concert in an outdoor setting. However, in the event, the production team faces poor weather, alternative options have been secured for another indoor venue. Of course, with any production of this scale, there are always unforeseeable setbacks such as issues with quality of footage, conflicts with the production team, the demand for such projects to be considered by PBS and other channels.

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    2 Tickets to Pasquale Esposito's "Bianco Natale" (White Christmas) Benefit Concert on Sat. Dec. 14, 2013 at the Menlo Atherton Performing Arts Center and 2014 Official "Pasquale Esposito" Calendar
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    2 VIP tickets to Enrico Caruso concert on September 4, 2013 at Castello Giusso in the Amalfi Coast and VIP reception. Cost of travel and accommodations to the concert are not included.
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    Pasquale Esposito will record a song of your choice for personal use. Recording, Arrangement, Mixing, and Mastering of Song are included. Notable, Inc. shall have all rights to the song. Backer will not have rights to distribute the song without written permission from the artist. One hour voice lesson at Pasquale's San Jose Recording Studio.
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    You and 3 additional guests shall enjoy Dinner with Pasquale Esposito at a SF Bay Area Italian Restaurant. Pasquale will select the mystery restaurant and share his amazing immigrant story with you and your guests over fine Italian cuisine.
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    Pasquale Esposito Concert at your Private Residence - 90 minutes concert featuring Pasquale and his Band. Sound and Lighting will be provided. Backer to provide a stage. If performance shall take place outside of the SF Bay Area, then the backer shall pay for travel and overnight accommodations for artist and his musicians/crew.
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