Alexander Kariotis And The Rock Opera Orchestra

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Alexander Kariotis And The Rock Opera Orchestra

Postby Final Frontiers » Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:04 am

While on vacation, I was flipping the TV through a bunch of random channels and caught what I thought was the tail end of an infomercial for a performance of an opera/rock show. It was weird because it was the last few minutes of a long haired guy singing opera and he was holding a note for a long time. For a second I thought it was a comedy sketch with Fred Armisten in a wig :lol:. But I looked it up online and found that the guy is a real legit opera singer- who also wants to be a rock star :wink: .

Alexander Kariotis bills himself as:

Weaving timeless operatic arias amid soaring rock melodies, with a powerhouse rock rhythm section, with strings, woodwinds, brass and backing vocals, Alexander’s music leaves you exhilarated and breathless.

His self-titled debut CD, for release February of 2014 (SONY/Red), is the culmination of an incredible career, both as one of the most distinctive operatic tenor voices on the international music scene, and as a powerful and searing rock voice in the grand tradition of Steve Perry and Freddie Mercury.

An accomplished multi-instrumentalist and linguist, Alexander enlisted the exceptional talents of the iconic jazz saxophonist David Sanborn who joins Alexander in a beautiful jazz/opera fusion song called Ho Bisogno Di Te. Darryl “DMC” McDaniels from the super rap group RUN DMC also joins Alexander in a hip hop/opera collaboration of a remix of Alexander’s original composition called Vesti la Giubba – Hide the tears.

Classically trained in Opera, Alexander has studied with a Who’s Who of vocal masters, from Arrigo Pola (the late Luciano Pavarotti’s voice teacher, Modena, Italy), Gianni Raimondi (La Scala, Italy), as well as Dan Marek, John Wustman and Nico Castel (Metropolitan Opera).

Yes sir, everyone still wants to be Steve Perry and Freddie Mercury. So the Rock Opera Orchestra is a contemporary Transiberian Orchestra.

Here's two of their music videos.

"Nessun Dorma- No One Sleeps"

"Lucky In Love"

What do you think? Does he compare to The Voice?
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