San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 07, 2012, 6:20 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Puerto Rican Young Crossover Tenor Carlos Aponte recently presented ‘Attimo’, an album that features 11 of the world's most memorable songs with new musical and vocal arrangements in English, Spanish, Italian, and German.
Since his appearance on the acclaimed TV show America's Got Talent, Carlos has been busy at public and private performances in Puerto Rico, the United States and also internationally such as Costa Rica and China.
‘Attimo’ (Italian for ‘Moment’) includes a Spanish version of the smash hit ‘You Raise Me Up (Por Ti Seré),’ as well as other outstanding tunes like ‘Il Mare Calmo Della Sera,’ ‘Notte Di Luce,’ and the inspirational song ‘You'll Never Walk Alone,’ among others.
The compilation also includes the song ‘Desert Rose,’ authored by British musician and composer Sting. “I wanted to include this song because it is powerful and it is like an energy shot; as it also gives a different touch from what I’m used to do,” Carlos says.
‘Attimo’ was produced, arranged and recorded by Carlos J. Cruz and mixed by Gerardo López at Digitec studios in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound Studios in New York. “I’ve been blessed with the privilege of recording this album surrounded by people who believe in me and in my work as an artist. It’s been a wonderful journey but, certainly, the journey has just begun,” he adds.
‘Attimo’ is available on a digital format through iTunes, the largest library and digital music store in the world; also at CDBaby.com, Amazon.com, and other digital stores as well. For more information about Carlos Aponte, please visit his official website at: www.Carlos-Aponte.com.
Carlos Aponte ( Puerto Rican Crossover Tenor )
A young yet mature voice from Puerto Rico, and currently one of the most promising in Pop Opera.
Honoring a strong musical background from years of education at the Escuela Libre de Música and the Puerto Rico Music Conservatory, Carlos Aponte debuted as solo vocalist at the age of 16 along with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra performing both Puerto Rican and international classical songs.
He obtained an Honorable Mention from the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts in 2005 and he followed this accomplishment with a performance for Nobel Prize Winner for Peace Oscar Arias in San José, Costa Rica.
In 2007 he performed with The Bronx Arts Ensemble Orchestra in New York at the Hostos Performing Arts Center. That same year, he was a guest artist at the ďGala de ZarzuelaĒ at the Ópera de Costa Rica.
He returned to New York in 2008 for ďLa danza en dos tiempos,Ē a concert at the Hecksher Theather in El Museo del Barrio; again, accompanied by The Bronx Arts Ensemble Orchestra. He followed this performance with a fundraising concert for Casa Herencia Cultural de Puerto Rico, also in New York.
In 2010, he received the Association Medal from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); he was a special guest at the Cartier event ďBarcelona-París.Ē In December 2010, Carlos was a guest artist at the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra's Christmas concert series.
He has also performed the National Anthems of United States of America and Puerto Rico in several International Boxing Matches broadcasted by Pay Per View.
At Sanya, China, he delighted an international audience of 1.5 billion viewers during the Miss World 2010 Pageant.
Ever since his highly acclaimed performance in America's Got Talent in 2010 - more than 15 million TV viewers and more than 1.6 million views on YouTube.com - the world's eyes found a new focus.
Two years of training followed, as Carlos was also busy as guest artist at several important events and receptions. Other highly-attended live performances by Carlos include The Canadian Tenors concert (2011) and the Il Volo concert (2012), both at the Puerto Rico Coliseum.
In the last two years, Carlos also spent time in the studio recording ĎAttimo,' a collection of 10 of the world's most memorable songs with new musical and vocal arrangements in Italian, Spanish, English, and German.
ĎAttimo' includes the songs:
Por Ti Seré (You Raise Me Up)
IL Mare Calmo Della Sera
You'll Never Walk Alone
La Luna Che Non C'è
Notte di Luce
ĎAttimo' was produced, arranged and recorded by Carlos J. Cruz. The album was mixed by Gerardo López & Carlos J. Cruz at Digitec in San Juan , Puerto Rico . It was mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound Studios in New York City .
It has been a wonderful journey for Carlos Aponte... but the journey has just begun!