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WHAT'S ON YOUR IPOD? - Featuring Legendary Opera Star Aprile Millo

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BWW.com Classical is thrilled to launch a new feature today entitled: "What's on Your IPOD" in which major Classical artists share with our readers what they are currently listening to.

WHAT'S ON YOUR IPOD? - Featuring Legendary Opera Star Aprile MilloFor the new feature's maiden voyage, BWW.com Classical spoke to Opera Legend Aprile Millo.

Apile Millo has been a fixture at all of the world's leading opera houses for a quarter century and her performances have become the stuff of legend. She was a joy to chat with and her Ipod list is equally wonderful:

"While prepping for my new recording, out next year, I have these at the top of my IPOD listening....

The Boito masterpiece, Mefistofele, with forever cherished friend and tenor GOD, Luciano Pavarotti and Basso great Nicolai Ghiaurov. In the Finale, the devil tries to be heard as he whistles over a chorus of angels singing as they redeem the soul of Faust. The victory of Good over Evil.....you cannot breath after this, so fabulous.

Giuseppe Di Stefano, legendary tenor, singing in elegant refined longing from Lalo's Le Roi D'Ys aria "Vainement, ma bien ame'e".....

Michael Fabiano, the fabulous young rising star tenor, so very thrilling a voice, in the towering, epic, Verdi Requiem in "In Gemisco." You can feel as well as hear this man's soul.....and Verdi's too!

Ailyn Perez, a lush voiced new soprano star, in "Poeme Du Jour" her debut album for Opus Arte singing Canciones Clasicas Espanolas, Vol. 1:"Del cabello mas sutil" Delicious and hypnotic.....

Gorgeous and rich voiced young soprano Mary-Lou Vetere and honey voiced tenor Joel Ricci in Mascagni's melodic "Suzel Buon Di'" the Cherry Duet" from his beauty of an opera, "L'Amico Fritz" this from a live performance, Opera Grandissimo Concert in Canada

I come from a musical family and so I listen to my beloved sister, Grace Millo, who is blessed with so much acting and composing talent. I'm listening to two original songs written for our Mom, "Shooting Star" and "Simply," both featured in her new original rock musical, "CONNECTIONS: the Musical, coming soon.

And my brother, Punk Glam Rock Pioneer Legend Rick Wilder in a smash successful Rachet Blade records release "The Mau Maus: Scorched Earth Policies" My favorite is "Sex and the Single Sniper"...... The Hills are Alive in my house...!!!"

They certainly are, Aprile! BWW.com Classical thanks Aprile Millo for sharing her Ipod with our readers and we look forward to hearing much more about her upcoming new recording.

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Peter Danish Peter Danish is a Media Marketing Consultant and Classical Arts Presenter. He is a founding member of ArtsRock, where he presented concerts with such world renowned artists as Grammy winning Classical Guitarist Sharon Isbin, Grammy winning Violinist Marc O'Connor, The Eroica Trio, The American Brass Quintet, The New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet, Alec Baldwin, Louis Black and Robert Klein. At The Riverspace Performing Arts Center, he presented such artists as Meryl Streep, Jonathan Demme, Bill T. Jones, Bill Irwin, Mike Nichols, Ani Di Franco, Eve Ensler, Pete Seeger, Ellen Burstyn, Edward Albee and Kathleen Turner. He has programmed concerts and educational programs for a multitude of local arts organizations including the American National Opera and the Westchester Hudson Opera, and has lectured on opera and classical music in schools and libraries as part of their outreach programs. For over two decades he has served as Director of Marketing for NBC, Vice President of Marketing for Telemundo, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Azteca TV Network, and Marketing Consultant to PBS. He is a member of the Dramatist Guild of America, The Wagner Society of N.Y. and Board of Trustees of the award-winning classical concert series, The Carnegie Room Concerts at the Nyack Library. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Ad Age, Ad Week and Media Week.



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