Charles Di Raimondo,Tenor
Charles is a multi dimensional and versatile artist. His busy music career has brought him to many venues in Canada, USA, and Italy. He has performed in numerous concerts, recitals, and television appearances.
A graduate of both York and Brock Universities, Charles has performed solo tenor roles in Carmen, and La Traviata, and the lead tenor role of the “Duke” in the Opera “Rigoletto” by Verdi and the role of “Turriddu” in the Opera ”Cavalleria Rusticana”. He also has performed the lead tenor for Handel’s “Messiah”.
In addition to being a classically trained Tenor, Charles is also an accomplished pianist and composer. He has written for film and television and his most recent film music credit can be found on the soundtrack for the Hollywood film, “How to get a date in Queens” starring Jason Alexander and Ron Perlman.
Charles is also an actor and has appeared in movies and commercials. He recently made a musical appearance in the movie “Amelia” with Hillary Swank and Richard Gere, and also played a principal role in the movie ,“The Last Call” with Jeremy Irons.
He has released his third CD entitled “Arias and Serenades”, and is currently working on his fourth CD which is set for release in the summer of 2011.
Romulo Delgado, Tenor
A new young face on the Canadian opera stage, Romulo Delgado sings with a striking lyric tenor sound that is both powerful and smooth. He has been praised for his rich vocal colour, and inherent musicality.
Romulo began his classical vocal training at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, at the Glenn Gould School. His operatic roles currently include Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata, Don Jose in Bizet’s Carmen, The Duke of Mantua in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Edgardo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Des Grieux in Massenet’s Manon & Idomeneo in Mozart’s Idomeneo.
Romulo was a winner at the Kiwanis Music Festival and a region finalist at the 2010 Hans Gabor International Competition in Vienna Austria.
Romulo is not only a classically trained tenor, but also works as a world music multi-instrumentalist. His versatility as a performer has allowed him to be invited as a guest artist by several Canadian Prime Ministers and former U.S. president Bill Clinton. As a singer/songwriter and entertainer, he is also in demand for his charismatic and passionate performances by many Canadian and American corporations. Whether on the classical concert stage, enchanting audiences with his world music element or in the privacy of an intimate serenade, Romulo Delgado’s “free, vigorous & lustrous tenor voice” (The Globe & Mail) makes him one of Canada’s most promising performing artists.
Salvatore Gambino – Tenor
Salvatore Gambino began his career in performance in musical theatre in such roles as Mackeath in The Three Penny Opera as (K.Weill), and Sky Mastersan inGuys and Dolls as (F.Loesser). His exposure to opera began with the role of Sem in Noyes Fludde (Benjamin Britten) as part of the “Benjamin Britten, A Celebration” held in Toronto, Canada. The production starred Canadian baritone Gary Relyea, was conducted by renowned Nicholas Goldschmidt, and directed by Joy Coghill. In April/May 2007 Salvatore performed the role of Peter in a musical production titled Emmanuel – The story of Jesus. The production toured Ontario and New York. In March 2008 Salvatore performed the role of Cretian in Idomeneo (W.A. Mozart) with Opera Atelier in Toronto, ON. Mr. Gambino is also a frequent soloist for the Brampton Symphony Orchestra with whom he traveled twice to perform in South Beach, Miami, FL, USA in February 2008 and 2009 respectively at Lincoln Theatre.
Salvatore has had some extensive work in the recording studio, exploring the “Standards” repertoire, recording a number of songs by such great composers as Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Jerome Kern for his unreleased album In a Mood… In May 2008, Salvatore released Paese. A compilation of Neapolitan Folk songs, as recorded with piano and violin accompaniment, as arranged by Salvatore himself.
Mr. Gambino completed four years of undergraduate studies at The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music under the guidance of Joel Katz, chair of the vocal department at The Glenn Gould School.