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A Conversation with Tenor Jonathan Cilia Faro about his new album “Romantico” out Friday, September 15th

By Judy Shields

Hollywood, California (The Hollywood Times) 09/14/2023

Romantico is the newest album by Jonathan Cilia Faro, which features sixteen of the greatest love songs of all time. The album highlights Faro’s distinctive fusion of opera and pop, leading audiences through an emotional journey of love songs like never before. Infusing his individual flair into timeless tracks like “O Sole Mio,” “Parla Piu Piano,” “Love Story,” “The Prayer,” and “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” this record stands out in every way. Even to the most pop-centric fan, there is something about an operatic tenor’s voice that moves the spirit. With a string of sixteen successful albums, four inspirational and twelve crossovers, plus the top-selling album in Europe, he continues to deliver his unique blend of musical stylings.

The Hollywood Times had the opportunity to catch up with Jonathan, on his drive home, literally, to talk about his new album Romantico, and the sixteen songs he chose for the album. Enjoy our conversation here:

This album is definitely one for all those romantics out there.  You find yourself deep in passion while you listen to each song and realize how beautiful the Italian, French, Spanish and English language are, as Jonathan sings these amazing love songs.  So come this Friday, download the album and cook a romantic dinner for your significant other, some wine, candles and have the album playing in the background.  What a great gift for all the upcoming weddings and holiday.  Judy Shields, The Hollywood Times

Tenor Jonathan Cilia Faro and Academy Award winner Vanessa Campagna have joined forces for the new single “O Sole Mio / It’s Now Or Never” which is available now. Also, available today, M Music & Musicians Magazine premiered the artistic video, showing a love story come to life like no other. The song’s name, “O Sole Mio,” can be interpreted as “My Sun” in English. The lyrics depict the beautiful Naples scenery and the comforting embrace of sunlight and the love of a woman. “O Sole Mio / It’s Now Or Never” is the follow-up single to Faro’s Parla Piu Piano, in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the greatest love song from The Godfather movie, and is released through Stradivari Classics.

To view the music video premiere by M Music & Musicians Magazine, visit HERE.

To purchase/stream “O Sole Mio / It’s Now Or Never” visit: JCFaro.lnk.to/OSoleMio
To preorder Romantico visit: JCFaro.lnk.to/Romantico

“Ole Sole Mio” was also recorded by Elvis Presley and released in 1960 and is one of his most popular singles with over twenty million copies sold. Luciano Pavarotti recorded it and won a Grammy in 1980 for his version. It has also been recorded by Andrea Bocelli, Marlo Lanza, and Enrico Caruso, and included on Jonathan Cilia Faro’s new album Romantico due out Friday, September 15.

“In 2003 after overcoming many difficulties, I finally arrived in America,” shares Jonathan Cilia Faro. “For me, the great American dream is called ‘Elvis.’ After watching a documentary about how “The King of Rock & Roll” loved Luciano Pavarotti and how he heard Elvis’ version of “O Sole Mio, It’s Now or Never.” It is music that makes the world fall in love. So now let’s enjoy this tribute to two musical giants who continue to make us dream through their songs. It was great being able to bring to life once again music from the great Elvis and Luciano with the help of Vanessa Campagna.”

Jonathan Cilia Faro and the man New Yorker proclaimed as “God’s Comic,” Brad Stine, are bringing ‘Spirit Of America LIVE’ to The Fisher Center on Veteran’s Day Weekend, Sunday, November 12 at 7:00 PM. Offering a unique blend of classic and modern opera favorites and heartfelt comedy, Jonathan Cilia Faro and Brad Stine will entertain the audience like never before while paying homage to their unique pursuits of the American Dream. Jonathan, an Italian immigrant that’s trying to preserve why he came here, plans to inspire others to see a viable pathway to preserve freedom and liberty for all, just like our founding fathers. Remember it’s not red vs. blue – we are all red, white, and blue. Tickets for ‘Spirit Of America LIVE’ are on sale now!

To purchase tickets, visit HERE.


PLUS – this show will feature a special guest, Gary Chapman. Gary is an American contemporary Christian music singer-songwriter and former television talk show host. He has been nominated for 5 Grammy awards and won numerous awards for his musical talent.

Their two-man act weaves story, comedy, and some of the most beloved songs ever sung! It’s the perfect event to bring your family, friends, and of course… veterans!

More About Jonathan Cilia Faro:

Jonathan Cilia Faro (Photo courtesy of 2911 Media)

Jonathan Cilia Faro, an Italian opera singer who has been independently scaling the mountain that is the entertainment business, pledged his oath of citizenship here in the United States of America in 2022. Jonathan is a self-made artist as well as an incredible producer, actor, and he was also called the “MOST POWERFUL AND PASSIONATE LIVING VOICE” by Julio Iglesias Jr. He was the first Italian Vocalist to be a special guest of the LA MUSA Latino Awards. In the past 10 years,  Jonathan Cilia Faro has shared the stage or produced unique music with these amazing artists: Sergio Cammariere, Annalisa Minetti, Donny Most, Tom Brooks, The Alan Parsons Project, Marc Martel, Mari Burelle, Michael W. Smith, Sara, and Tyler M. Smith, Ben Fuller, Zach Williams, Veronica Liberati, Jêsus Molina, Arisa, Marco Mașini Gianna Nannini, Vanessa Campagna, Antonio Modica, Julio Iglesias, Jr, Rudy Pérez, Pitingo, Alexander Delgado GDZ, Desmond Child, Neri Per Caso, Francesco Baccini, Mattia Bazaar, Neri Per Caso, Marcel Pavel, and Monica Anghel.

In 2022 Jonathan had the honor of performing at the ‘Joyce Meyer Women’s Conference,’ where he filled the arena with his powerful and inspirational performance of “How Great Though Art.”

For more information, visit jonathancf.com.

About Brad Stine:
Meet the man The New Yorker magazine dubbed “GOD’S COMIC”. In an 8-page article, The New Yorker magazine says that Brad’s “style is frantic, aggressive, and caustic, with echoes of Robin Williams, Sam Kinison, and George Carlin.” His unique style, forged in the comedy clubs he performed in early in his career, features sarcasm, biting wit and intelligence. With an energetic approach and no topics off-limits, he is the only comic that uses his Judeo/Christian worldview for social commentary and points out laughable faith-based everyday experiences. This was unheard of 25 years ago in the Christian comedy genre, and still is to this day! For more information, visit bradstine.com.