With a voice that melts hearts and instills passion, Franco Corso is the newest Pop-Opera International Recording Artist. His sultry and deep tenor voice has captured the hearts of fans worldwide with his unique blend of pop Italian and American operatic style.
Franco Corso’s music has been labeled many things. Powerful. Enchanting. Sophisticated. While all these are true they are a result of something that cuts deeper to the source. Corso’s music is passion personified, a raw emotion that comes through in his singing, which is palpable. Appropriately dubbed ‘The Voice of Romance’, his voice runs the range of baritone to tenor with a magical quality that seems to hypnotize and mesmerize.
His home town is along the shores of the sun-kissed Italian Riviera, Ventimiglia, bordering the south of France and Monte-Carlo. His career began as a member of the local church choir at the age of 6. This inauspicious start would set the tone for the path his career would take. Fans over the years have been inspired by this talent and determination, supporting his career from the moment he made his way to “his adopted home” in Florida – thanks to a degree in hospitality.
That initial show of faith in his ability set off a string of performances that convinced Corso that a career in music was what he was destined to do. What started in a church in Italy has since taken him across the United States where he has appeared on countless stages. He has performed at Donald Trump’s exclusive Mar-a-Lago club, to sold out performance centers: the Lyric, Eissey and Maltz Theaters. He is in constant demand throughout the U.S to share his passion on large stages with symphony orchestras, festivals and corporate events. One of his many career highlights was his sold-out concert at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston, prior to a successful Tv campaign aired on NBC and CBS networks, where Franco was accompanied by multi Emmy award music composer and director Mike Renzi.
His voice has showcased in various charity organizations including the Annual National Gala Event for the American Heart Association at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach accompanied by the Alex Donner Orchestra and a number of PBS featured events. In truth, he is a tireless performer who has come to love the opportunity that has been given to him.
His passion originates from the unique struggles he has overcome, but his musical inspirations are drawn from classic luminaries such as Caruso, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban. These influences were blended together as he took audiences on a Musical Journey Through Italy, in his acclaimed Show: “A Tribute to Andrea Bocelli and Friends“. The Press has praised his renditions of Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban songs by calling Corso Powerful, Enchanting and Sophisticated. His talent is galvanized by his ability to render any of his songs in different languages, including English, Italian, French and Spanish.
Last June, Franco took another step in his journey to share his passion and gift of music with his first debut Cd of 5 original songs. Appropriately titled ‘ Angel ’, it is his love letter to all those who has met in his life that have guided his path. It is a testament to a passion that cannot be denied, but mostly it is a realization of a dream that a talented 6-year-old boy had in Italy years ago.