Russian Singer Astounds Crowd at Bocelli Concert
Russia- Moscow | Aug 20 2012 | (22:56:57 - EDT)
A Russian singer caused a sensation during an improvised musical competition hosted by Andrea Bocelli, the maestro, at a concert held on August 12 in the pearl of the Italian riviera -Portofino, near Genoa. The concert producer was famous Canadian singer David Foster.
During the intermission, World-class tenor Andrea Bocelli improvised and decided to invite spectators to sing. First, a young lady rose from the front rows where the VIP guests, famous actors, producers and musicians, including Michael Caine, Paul Anka and Mike Medavoy, were seated. The young lady sung several bars of a pretty song and turned out to be the daughter of Italian movie star Ornella Muti.
The young lady was applauded and the maestro then asked, "Who else would like to sing?" One of the spectators pointed David to his shy neighbor, and the producer gladly invited the Eastern-looking girl to the stage. She introduced herself as 'Aida from Kazan, Russia'. She sang Lauretta's famous soprano aria "O mio bambino caro" from Puccini's opera "Gianni Schicchi". David Foster accompanied her, without hiding his amazement. The astounded spectators gave her a standing ovation, chanting "Bravo!"
The beautiful, shy vocalist was Aida Garifullina, a young singer from Kazan and graduate of the Vienna Conservatory. Aida Garifullina's performances have included duets not only with world-famous stars, but also first-rank Russian entertainers. Aida's beautiful renditions of famous arias and romances can be heard on her official Website.
Earlier, on August 9, Aida was noted in London where a charity evening entitled 'Russian Rhapsody' was arranged at the Russian House for famous Olympic guests, at which she was the sole performer. On August 11, Aida was invited back to the Russian House to congratulate the Olympic champions together with popular rock bands, Russian Olympics Committee President Alexander Zhukov, and the Chairman of the Sochi-2014 Organizing Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko. Aida's close attention to the Olympics is likely due to her important mission: Aida is the ambassador of the World Student Games 2013, which will take place in her home town of Kazan.
About the Singer
Aida Garifullina was born on September 30, 1987 in the capital of Tatarstan, Kazan. Aida’s mother, a professional musician, was the first who noticed her daughter's talent. Debut performance of Aida took place when she was 5 years old - in the TV-program of Sergei Suponev and George Galustyan "Marathon-15", where she sang Edita Piekha’s "Our neighbor."
Biography and Images Courtesy: Aida Garifullina Website
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