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Igniting the Spark of Life in people with dementia

Antonio Carangelo

Antonio Carangelo, Global Ambassador for Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life

Antonio Carangelo was born in Lecce, Italy. He had his musical training at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève and the Accademia d’arte Lirica, Osimo (Italy). He perfected his vocal technique with the famous tenor Mario del Monaco and Maestro Ettore Campogalliani. He performed leading tenor roles such as Rigoletto, Traviata, Macbeth, Ernani, Lucia di Lammermoor, Tosca, La Bohème, Gianni Schicchi, Madame Butterfly, Werther and Don Giovanni among others. He sang in France, Switzerland, England, Italy, Norway, Japan and the USA. In recent years he has dedicated himself to intensive vocal teaching; he founded the “Carangelo Belcanto Academy” in Vienna and leads Masterclasses all over the world, as well as judging European singing competitions. Many of Maestro Carangelo’s students are singing leading roles at opera houses all around the world such as Vienna State Opera, Volksoper Wien, Deutsche Oper Berlin, La Fenice, La Scala, the Salzburg Festival, Covent Garden, Teatro Colon and Folkoperan (Stockholm).

‘I am Antonio Carangelo. I have chosen three very special songs that I have sung to dedicate to the Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life, one about mother, one about love, and one about remembering me.

I call on all of you to join me in supporting this Foundation and donate generously as its work is so very much needed.’

All three pieces are sung by Antonio Carangelo and played by the Chamber Orchestra of Jiri Lexa, ‘Con Bravura.’

Tu ca nun chiagne
Non ti scordar di me