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Antonio Giuliano

Tenor

Antonio Giuliano

 “I am an American Soldier. As an American Soldier/Musician, my mission is to serve as a musical ambassador of the American Combat Soldier, to instill pride in our troops, to promote a spirit of patriotism within our Nation, and to share a universal vision of Peace, Liberty and Freedom through music.” - Antonio Giuliano SFC USA

As a member of The United States Army Chorus since 1988, and a Senior Vocalist and National Anthem Soloist, Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Giuliano has been representing his country and our great Army as a soloist to packed houses and standing ovations worldwide. He has performed for heads of state, kings and queens, and presidents worldwide, and served as soloist at the funeral services for President Ronald Reagan in Simi Valley, CA singing an A Cappella rendition of "Amazing Grace," President Reagan's favorite hymn.

Sgt. 1st Class Giuliano is frequently requested by name to honor our great nation by singing the National Anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner”, The Italian National Anthem and God Bless America at many Military Special Events and Ceremonies in our nation’s capitol. A sampling of these events include:  Opening of the 2008 Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C., 2007 & 2008 Rolling Thunder Memorial Day Rally, 2006 & 2007 Italian Armed Forces Day at the Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C., 2006 & 2007 National Italian American Foundation Gala in Washington, D.C., 2006 & 2007 National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Ceremony in Chicago, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Retired Army Lt. Col. Bruce Crandall’s Induction Ceremony into the Pentagon Hall of Heroes (of the Motion Picture “We Were Soldiers” starring Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe and Greg Kinnear), major sports events including ABC Monday Night Football for the Washington Redskins, D.C. United Soccer Team Armed Forces Appreciation Night, the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in the District of Columbia, 2008 Land Rover Americas Cup Polo Match Italy vs USA, and The U.S.S. Sequoia Presidential Yacht Wounded Warrior Cruises on the Potomac 2003-2008.

Sgt. 1st Class Giuliano received his musical education from PJC (Pensacola Junior College) and the College of Music at Loyola University in New Orleans. He has appeared in opera, concerts, and recitals throughout the United States and Europe.

April 2008, The United States Army Chorus performed on the south lawn of the White House for President George W. Bush, Mrs. Laura Bush and His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for his first visit to The United States of America. It was a historic, honorable and memorable occasion!

In June 2008 Sgt. 1st Class Giuliano performed six outstanding performances of the role of Manrico in Giuseppe Verdi’s Beloved Opera, Il Trovatore, with the Center Stage Opera Company in Camp Hill, PA. He will return to Pennsylvania in November 2008 to sing the role of Rodolfo in Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème. In May 2008 Sgt. 1st Class Giuliano presented a Tribute Concert “In Homage of Luciano Pavarotti,” his inspiration to pursue a career in opera.

In 2006 and 2007 Sgt. 1st Class Giuliano was chosen by the National Executive Director of the National Italian American Foundation, John B. Salamone, to sing the Italian National Anthem and God Bless America at its Annual Gala in Washington, D.C.. Sgt. 1st Class Giuliano was recently chosen to sing our National Anthem and God Bless America for the 2006 and 2007 National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Ceremonies held in Chicago at the NIASHF Museum. While attending the 2007 NIASHF Ceremony,  Sgt. 1st Class Giuliano was also chosen to perform for MLB Hall of Famer Tommy LaSorda’s Eightieth Birthday Bash.

Sgt. 1st Class Giuliano has also performed the lead tenor roles in such operas as L’Elisir D’Amore, La Traviata, La Favorita, La Sonnambula, Luisa Miller and La Bohème. In 2002, Sgt. 1st Class Giuliano made his Romanian National Opera debut in Bucharest, singing the lead tenor roles of Il Duca di Mantova in Verdi’s Rigoletto and Edgardo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor to great acclaim. While in Romania Sgt. 1st Class Giuliano was personally invited by the American Ambassador to Romania, The Honorable Michael Guest, to receive a dinner in his honor at the Residence of the American Ambassador and to sing a private recital in Ambassador residence for his distinguished American and Foreign guests. Sgt. 1st Class Giuliano has also performed as tenor soloist in Sacred works such as The Messiah by Hændel, Messa di Gloria by Puccini, Messa da Requiem by Verdi and Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini.

In 1992 Sgt. 1st Class Giuliano marked his Italian Recital debut in Como, Italy at Villa D’Este, at which time he was invited to study with the Great Post-War Italian Tenor, Franco Corelli at his home in Milan. The late tenor Franco Corelli compared the young Giuliano with Mario Lanza.

Sgt. 1st Class Giuliano continues his voice studies with Dr. Donald G. Wiggins of New York, an association he has maintained since 1990. Sgt. 1st Class Giuliano resides in northern Virginia with his lovely wife Isabella and their German Shepherd Dog, Gucci. His official website is www.antoniogiuliano.com

 

 

 

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