Nonna Cathy has her heart on a string. Amore.
“Nonna,” Bella Sophia teases, “heard that your boyfriend’s back in town!”
Giggles erupt from the grandkids. Davey and Catherine light up, ready to tease. “Nonna has a boyfriend!”
“Oooh, Pasquale….Nonna you better get your hair done,” orders granddaughter Catherine.
“Hey, what about Papa?” frowns grandson Davey.
A Pebble Beach chapter of a fan club? Nonna would be Pasquale’s Grand President.
Santa Rosalia…Nonna is there, front row.
Carmel Mission… she is there again.
Facebook…she is the first to like and post all things Pasquale.
PBS special…she has it recorded!
Have you heard an Italian Tenor’s melodic voice echoing from Huckleberry Hill, toward Monterey Bay? Can you hear Pasquale over the golf courses at Pebble Beach? Yes, that is Nonna! She is blasting his tunes in her casita.
Nonna Cathy and Pasquale both graduated from San Jose State University… Nonna is thrilled that they share the same college alma matter. Another sign, according to Nonna, that he is a super star.
Italian Influence and Californian lifestyle! This gifted tenor fits the Huckleberry Hill Adventure theme perfectly, an ideal mascot.
Pasquale was born and raised in Naples, Italy. He immigrated to America to follow a dream of pursuing music. He graduated from a California University. Cool!
Had a chance to chat, on Nonna’s birthday, to ask Pasquale some questions. Here is our fabulous interview:
Question: Growing up at Huckleberry Hill in Pebble Beach, Nonna instilled in us a love for Italian culture. We carry on with Italian influence and California living. What are your favorite things about California?
Pasquale’s Answer: The weather and of course the diverse population that surrounds the San Francisco Bay Area.
Question: Nonna Cathy and you both graduated from San Jose State. What memories do you have from there?
Pasquale’s Answer: I had the great fortune to be coached by Professor Joseph Frank in the School of Music. He greatly shaped me as an artist and I am forever grateful for all of his guidance and support throughout the years.
Question: We hear that your family loves to cook! What are your favorite foods?
Pasquale’s Answer: My favorite food is seafood. Growing up in Naples, I had the great fortune to enjoy the most amazing fish and even today, I base a lot of my cooking with fish.
One Final Question: Looking forward to hearing you sing at Carmel Mission. What speaks to your heart, when you sing there?
Pasquale’s Answer: It’s amazing to sing in a historical landmark with incredible acoustics. Most of all, singing near the altar gives me an incredible closeness to God. I am forever grateful to God for blessing me with the gift of my voice.
So, Huckleberry Hill Adventure fans…Are you planning on being on the Monterey Peninsula next weekend? Seeking wonderful music in a historically unique setting?
Italian Tenor, Pasquale Esposito
-EVENING CONCERTO IN CARMEL-
LOCATION: CARMEL MISSION BASILICA
DATE: Sunday, April 30
TIME: 7:30 PM
$48.00 Tickets- a wonderful value for a world class event.
Concert Details: Italian tenor, Pasquale Esposito, returns to the historic Carmel Mission Basilica for his 5th concert on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 7:30PM. Pasquale will present an intimate, acoustic performance accompanied by concert pianist, Russell Norman. The evening’s program will include Opera Arias, Neapolitan Songs, Standards and Original Compositions.
Pasquale, born and raised in Naples, Italy, immigrated to the United States to pursue his passion of music in 1998. He graduated from San Jose State University’s School of Music in 2009 and has released 7 full length CDs.
In Spring 2015, Pasquale successfully premiered his 1st PBS Special: Pasquale Esposito Celebrates Enrico Caruso. The docu-concert pays homage to the legendary tenor Enrico Caruso, by taking the audience on a musical journey through the places and cities that shaped his career and legacy and made him an international star. The program has covered over 200,000,000 potential viewers and has raised over $500,000 for PBS stations nationally. The program will continue to be aired throughout the US thru 2018. Pasquale is presently touring with the Special nationally. The tour has included: San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Washington DC, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Denver, Pittsburgh, New York, Miami and many more.
Aside from recording and touring, Pasquale made his successful debut at San Francisco Opera in June 2015 receiving rave reviews for his portrayal of Ragazzo del Popolo in the world premiere of Marco Tutino’s Two Women (La Ciociara). The New York Times stated that he sang with “airy charm” and The San Francisco Chronicle described Esposito as a “charismatic and dulcet-toned” singer that delivered a “splendid account.”
It you can’t make it to Carmel Mission (or one of his other wonderful concert locations) you can find his music here: