DEBUT SOLO ALBUM
RELEASED OCTOBER 13TH, 2014
Britain’s teenage Pavarotti
Jonathan Antoine, the 19 year old tenor who burst onto the scene in 2012 and became a worldwide sensation after his remarkable appearance on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, is proud to announce his debut solo album ‘Tenore’, released on October 13th on Sony Classical. The album is produced by multi-Grammy nominated music producer, Anna Barry, famous for her work with Andrea Bocelli, Jose Carreras, the Kirov Opera and Andrew Lloyd Webber, to name but a few.
This eagerly-anticipated solo album follows two hugely successful albums with former singing partner, Charlotte Jaconelli and a sold-out UK tour. Now Jonathan has decided that the time is right for him to pursue a solo career and therefore this album marks an important new stage in the young singer’s life: “We had a most amazing journey together, but the time is right now to explore different musical paths. We’re very happy for each other”, he remarks with his customary generosity.
‘Tenore’ is the perfect vehicle for the passion Jonathan clearly feels for this repertoire and his extraordinary natural talent is evident throughout.
Of some of the repertoire choices, Jonathan notes: “I have chosen ‘La donna e mobile’ from Verdi’s Rigoletto as the opera is such huge fun! I was first introduced to it by Sara Reynolds, my teacher from The Junior Royal Academy Of Music, so it has wonderful associations for me. I have been singing ‘Panis Angelicus’ ever since the age of 13. I was taught it by Jenny Ewington, my very first singing teacher, so it has extra special meaning for me. Just to ring the changes, I have included ‘Love Changes Everything’ on the album and I can’t wait for you to hear it!”
Jonathan’s solo career has had an exciting start in America. Earlier this year, he performed at the Mohammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night in Arizona where leading pop producer, David Foster (Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Josh Grobin) was Music Director. Jonathan received a standing ovation from an audience full of Academy Award-winning actors, Grammy award-winning musicians and professional athletes. This led to him being invited by David Foster to join one of the biggest global conferences in the USA at the Milken Institute, California where Jonathan wowed the star-studded audience to their feet plus a further performance in Orlando, Florida where he shared the stage with Sting, Ne-Yo and Adam Levine of Maroon 5.
“There’s only one way to express what music gives me. It gives me a purpose. It gives me point. When I sing, I can just be me”, says Jonathan.
- Rigoletto, Act III: ‘La donna è mobile’
- Torna a Surriento
- Nel blu, dipinto di blu (Volare)
- Be my love
- Parla Più Piano (from ‘The Godfather’)
- Panis Angelicus
- L’elisir d’amore, Act II: ‘Una furtiva lagrima’
- So Deep is the Night (Arranged from Chopin’s Tristesse, Etude Op. 10/3)
- Arrivederci, Roma
- Core ‘ngrato
- Love Changes Everything (From ‘Aspects of Love’)
Catalogue No. 88843085372
Jonathan launches his Balcony Roadshow
including an appearance on the closing night of the
on 30th September 2014
as the special guest of the legendary Placido Domingo
Jonathan Antoine, the 19 year old tenor who burst onto the scene in 2012 and became a worldwide sensation after his remarkable appearance on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, is proud to announce his Balcony Roadshow. He will appear in special free pop up events to bring classical music right up close to his fans! Dates below:-
24th – Newcastle (Thistle Hotel) @ 7.00pm
25th – Manchester (Manchester Cathedral) – @3.00pm
26th – Birmingham (Pizza Express, Bull Ring) @ 1.00pm
27th – Cardiff – St David’s Hall (not Castle Arcade) @ 1.00pm
The roadshow culminates in a very special event in Jonathan’s burgeoning career, when he appears at the iTunes festival on 30th September 2014 at the Roundhouse, London as a special guest of legendary opera star, Placido Domingo, who is closing this year’s festival.
Jonathan’s debut solo album ‘Tenore’ isreleased on October 13th on Sony Classical. The album is produced by multi Grammy-nominated music producer, Anna Barry. (Catalogue No. 88843085372).
Stand by for more exciting news from this exceptional young singer!
Further information from:
Joanna Burns PR
Tel: 020 8446 0030