Tenor Aaron Caruso and lyric soprano Melanie Goerlitz perform in concert tonight, July 10, at 8 PM as part of the Enrico Caruso Room Tuesday Night Opera Series. They will be supported on keyboard by David Schaefer. Dinner is available from 7 PM. There is a $20 cover charge and no minimum. Reservations are suggested by calling Grotta Azzurra at 212-925-8775.
With the pairing of Aaron Caruso and Melanie Goerlitz, the Enrico Caruso Room presenters Mort Berkowitz and Les Schecter are looking forward to a great evening of music featuring a selection of operatic arias, Neapolitan folk songs and American Songbook favorites performed by the multi-talented and charismatic singers.
Aaron Caruso has been singing for 20 years. Classically, he studied piano for ten years and trombone for six years. He has been performing on stage since the age of six. He attended high school at the world renowned "Interlochen Arts Academy" and later earned his bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance with an Italian Minor from the University of Michigan. He speaks four languages fluently (Italian, English, Spanish and French) and can sing in seven, including Italian, Russian, Latin and German. He has studied Opera abroad in Italy for one year and in New York City for eight years with Maestro Luigi Veccia, who was a student of Marcello and Mario Del Monaco. Aaron has performed extensively throughout the United States at Performing Arts Centers, Concert halls and festivals. Aaron also specializes in Classic Neapolitan music.
Aaron is not only an amazing singer, but he is a terrific all-around entertainer as well who studied the art of entertaining an audience with 10-time, Reno, NV, “Entertainer of the Year” Danny Marona. Critics have noted that Aaron mesmerizes his audiences with the beauty and power of an operatic voice singing marvelous Italian songs like they should be sung in a fun entertaining way.
Not too long ago, Aaron performed to a sold-out audience at Carnegie Hall in a tribute to Mario Lanza and on the Red Carpet event for NBC at the Columbus Day Parade in New York City. He sang to a crowd of 10,000 people in Lawrence, MA at the “Feast of the 3 Saints” and has also performed at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, many casinos in Reno, NV, Atlantic City and Connecticut. Aaron has headlined hundreds of Italian Festivals across the country from San Diego to Boston and everything in between.
Making his debut in the Enrico Caruso Room has special meaning for Aaron Caruso who was chosen by film producer Sonny Grosso and 15-time Grammy winner, Phil Ramone to sing the role of Mario Lanza in their planned Broadway musical about the great Italian-American singer and movie star. “I can’t believe that I was chosen to portray Mario Lanza on the stage, and now making my debut in the Enrico Caruso Room at Grotta Azzurra Ristorante, a venue celebrating the legendary Enrico Caruso.”