From My Heart Import
The captivating Italian-born soprano Giorgia Fumanti sings with purity and grace on her stunning Manhattan Records debut - From My Heart. Straddling the line between pop and classical, Giorgia's voice draws comparisons to the operatic-pop style of Andrea Bocelli and the spiritual flair of Enya. Her distinctive style is borne of her compelling interpretations of an eclectic group of composers, from Sting to Bach to Italian film music master Ennio Morricone.
From My Heart features four Morricone classic film scores, including themes from The Mission, Cinema Paradiso, and Once Upon a Time in the West. Giorgia herself translated Sting's "Fields of Gold" for her stunning acoustic-flavored rendition of "Campi d'Oro." She also salutes another of her heroes with her own take on Barbra Streisand's "I've Dreamed of You" while her classical training shines on the "Aria" (based on The Swan from Saint-SaÃ«ns).
Yes, Giorgia Fumanti has "the" heavenly voice (for me) - with a range and quality and rendition I've never experienced before, but more than that, I've never heard any singer who has struck me as singing more "From My Heart" than Giorgia. Every word, every phrase, sung with loving attentiveness to the "detail" that it must elevate and delight the listener.
I've listened to "From My Heart" almost every day since I got it, and, far from getting "old" or "familiar," every time I listen I listen is a sort of disbelief that anybody - anybody - can sing like that.
This CD is also spectacular because of the choice of music, the masterful production and recording processes. Every song is absolutely stunning and most are songs not commonly recorded.
There is a lot of "junk" music out there to wade through. But, if you love beautiful, non-dissonant music, this CD is as good as it gets.
All that is needed is more of her recordings!
For Sarah Brighman, Sasha Lazard, Charlotte Church fans, Italian opera singer Giorgia Fumanti is right up your alley. FROM MY HEART is a collection of beautiful classical/pop songs that is sure to tug at your heart strings. Giorgia's vocals reminds me a bit of Sasha Lazard. I can completely understand every word she sings. One of my personal favorite songs is Italian translation of Sting's "Fields of Gold". I liked hearing the lyrics being sung in another language. Another favorite is "A Rose Among Thorns" which is a variation on the ever so popular "Nella Fantasia". I liked hearing the song with different lyrics. That was a nice touch. After hearing the song on so many classical/pop cds, the different lyrics were quite refreshing to me. Every song on the cd is wonderful in their own right. FROM MY HEART is a must have for classical/crossover fans.