The Lucky Strike Hit Parade was inspiration for this first, self-titled recording, "Teresa." Theresa Zizzi's dynamic mezzo-soprano voice is a perfect fit for the passionate songs of the 30's, 40's, and 50's. The beautifully melodic, meaningful lyrics engage memories of the historic events from which they were inspired; the post-depression era, World Wars I & II, and Eisenhower's "Great Society."
Let "Teresa" transport you back in time. There is nothing as powerful as music to trigger the memories of lost loves, steadfast friends, and home. This is the perfect gift for those parents and grandparents who have everything. There is a wonderful sense of nostalgia that this music awards to its listeners, from a time when the world was larger and life was simpler.
"Teresa" is not simply another version of classic favorites, however. Alluring bilingual renditions capture the romance of timeless love songs in English, with some verses in Spanish or Italian, reflecting the style and origins of the music during this era. The vocal accompaniment provided on several of the selections, is Teresa's young family members. "Bella Voce," Italian for "Beautiful Voice," adds a gaiety and lightness of heart that only children's voices can bring to music.
Teresa has taught "Bella Voce" the rewards of reaching out to those who have a need for human contact by taking their nostalgia shows into elderly care and retirement facilities. They have also learned to respect individuals whose physical conditions may appear frightening to most children. In these live performances, interaction with the audience enhances the emotional experience. Those who struggle with memory issues, recall every word of the songs of their youth, as they are encouraged to sing along. To see the twinkle in the eyes of the residents as they become animated, swaying and clapping along with Teresa and the children, is to witness music as therapy in its purist form.
Most important, proceeds from sales allow Teresa, Bella Voce, and JimZi Productions to continue and to improve upon their outreach program. Thank you, Gracias, Grazie, for your support!
(Love songs featured on "Teresa": Que Sera, Sera / Return To Me / Besame Mucho / The Dove / You're Breaking My Heart / Mamma / Maria Elena / I Have But One Heart / The Spanish Maiden / Amor, Amor, Amor) For Additional Sound Clips and Online CD/Cassette Tape Orders Go To www.audiokingdom.com
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