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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Producers: Notable Music and Arts Organization/Notable,Inc.
Conductor: Maestro Renato Serio
Italian Production Manager: Toni Soddu
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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