NEW YORK — One of the opera world’s hottest stars, Italian Tenor Alessandro Safina, has announced his upcoming US tour, accompanied by Victor Espinola and the renowned Forbidden Saints. The tour will visit California, New York and Florida. In California, the group will play two dates, San Jose’s City National Civic on April 4 and Los Angeles’s Dolby Theatre on April 7; New York’s Beacon Theater on April 9 and Miami’s Fillmore on April 11.
A household name in Italy and performing in venues around the world, Safinia’s goal is to create a soulful pop-opera genre that appeals to a variety of audiences.
“My dream is to meld these two musical genres in a way that appeals to the mainstream, so everyone can enjoy the music I love so much,” he said.
Safina appeared with Elton John, Cher and Jennifer Lopez for Queen Elizabeth’s 73rd Royal Variety Performance.
He has performed for the pope, sang duets with Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman and Rod Stewart and has a large celebrity following.
Safina has several albums to his credit as well as feature films and television appearances. He tours globally but enjoys returning to his hometown of Sienna, Italy. A child prodigy who listened to classical music at home and was influenced by his parents’ love of opera, he later developed an appreciation of pop stars. He has since combined his two favorite genres for “popera.”