Hi! My name is berta. I live in Florida USA. About a year ago Nicola asked for some help. I decided to help with Mario Frangoulis' page, with the assistance of my friends Eugenia and Jenny. And it has been quite a year! I knew many of the artists listed here, but found some new ones. Sarah Brightman has always been my favorite soprano, but I love Hayley Westenra and others as well. Another of my favorites is Micheal Castaldo. Children's voices are beautiful, but they don't really touch me. That is not to say that I do not admire their talent.The greatest thing about C-C is that it is a quality place and there is something for every one to enjoy.
Hello Berta! Thank you for persevering with the new forum. I know some of the features are not quite as user-friendly as the old CC forum, but you seem to be getting the hang of it. The user comments will also be going from the main site, so this will be the only place (within Classical Crossover UK) for Mario fans (and others) to make their views known.
You are right that there is something for everyone to enjoy. There is also something for everyone to discover. Hey, I even found a male vocalist that I like - that was quite an achievement!
For me Mr. Frangoulis is to much more then just an extraordinary singer-actor. I have been buying his cd's trough the years, just because i love the way he inspire my own work... also in some special way my life... I found in his music: passion, love, friendship, inspiration, carry, suffering, drama and UNDYING COMMINTMENT WITH LOVE, as Mr. Frangoulis said once.
In this special year i decide to be his FAN, just because i belive in his talent, i belive in his humanitarian side, I love the way he connects with the audience, and the great personality he has. Is funny, is charming, is gentle, is friendly, is a lovely human being!. I just being for a very first time in a concert in York, PA, and i just said this: YOU MUST BE IN A SHOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO YOU!... I have been in some other concerts in my live, mostly classics, but Mario makes the BIG difference. Is not just about the voice, is not just about PERFECTION, is about LOVE.
I found a treasure in Mario Frangoulis... and i will keep it, close to my heart, to my work, to my everyday live... because to be near from Mario, is be close to the BEAUTIFUL THINGS that this world have.