Pasquale Esposito was born and raised in Naples, Italy. He comes from a large loving family that has supported his passion for music. He is the youngest of five with four older sisters. Pasquale developed his love for music at a young age singing in the church choir. While living in Italy, he enjoyed sharing his vocal gifts with others at local piano bars. His performances at these intimate venues created an opportunity for Pasquale to develop and share his prodigious vocal talents and his rich emotional side with his audience. Indeed, he is able to penetrate right into the emotional heart of any song, classical or contemporary, with his warm tenor voice. Pasquale transforms the spirit of crowds of all age groups with the sheer power of his unforgettable voice.
In 1998, Pasquale decided to immigrate to the United States where he would be able to further his goal of becoming a professional singer and songwriter. Pasquale began to further his education by taking courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Music at San Jose State University. His primary focus is opera. He expects to graduate in 2009. Throughout his coursework, Pasquale has received training from world-renown faculty who have developed Pasquale both as an individual and as an artist.
Pasquale’s love of Italian language and culture is apparent in his CDs: “My Passion” (2000), “My Destiny” (2004), “Naples … That’s Amore!” (2005) and “Il Fornaio: Authentic Italy, Vol. 1”(2008). These CDs reveal Pasquale’s remarkable capacity to perform both classical and contemporary Italian, English, Neapolitan and Spanish standards.
Most recently, Pasquale has finalized his latest CD: “A Brand New Me” consisting of original compositions in his distinctive pop-opera style. The making of this CD was an international collaboration of many talents. The music and lyrics were written by Pasquale Esposito and Antonio Aprile, a composer and an arranger from Naples, Italy. The recording of the CD took place in Italy and the United States under the supervision of Antonio Aprile and Ettore Gatta. The transatlantic fusion of cultures and musicians resulted in a spectacular CD which is expected for release on February 14, 2009, followed by an international tour kicking off on February 14 and 15, 2009 in San Jose.
Aside for recording CDs, Pasquale has toured both in the US and abroad with several musical productions and concerts. From 2005 through 2007, Pasquale toured with the Italian musical revue: “Naples … That’s Amore!” (www.naplesthatsamore.com) Pasquale and Ettore Squillace, an accomplished director and choreographer from Naples, Italy, collaborated to write, direct and produce this production. The show toured in the following cities: Santa Clara, CA, Stockton, CA, Pompeii, Italy, Naples, Italy, San Francisco, CA, Monterey, CA, San Jose, CA , Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA, Chicago, Il, and Boston, MA. The last run of the show was at the historical Teatro Bellini in Naples, Italy in the spring of 2007.
In the fall of 2007, Pasquale had the opportunity to tour with Gigi D’Alessio and Anna Tatangelo, two of Italy’s finest pop artists, during their 2007 North American Tour. Aside from touring with these artists, Pasquale introduced his original music to the public for the first time in his own 2007 concert tour of “Simply Pasquale!” The concert series debuted in San Jose at the Montgomery Theatre in October and was later followed by performances at The State Theatre in Modesto and The Herbst Theatre in San Francisco.
For more information about Pasquale Esposito, visit www.italianmusicman.com