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La vie en rose de Francesca
“FRANCESCA CAPETTA SINGS DEAN MARTIN:
A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION”
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Running Time: 1 hour
Reviewed by Remy.S July 12, 2017.
There's a big difference between a good artist, a great artist, and a star. A good artist is someone with a specific talent, like a a good voice or a good acting. It's someone with something special, someone who works hard to transform his specialty in art and entertain you with. Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad. A great artist has a power, the power to be so good, so precise, so professional, so passionate, that this person can do anything: you'll find it amazing. Even if it's not your taste, not your style, you can't critic this person or what he just did, because you saw the work, the passion, and you recieved the love he wanted to give you. You shared a special moment what you won't forget. A Star is a great artist that one day is famous. Last night at the Carnegie Hall, I saw Francesca Capetta on stage. Last night, I saw a great artist. Last night I saw a future star.
To celebrate the 100th Birthday of Dean Martin, Francesca Capetta wrote and performed a celebration of this wonderful artist called by Elvis Presley "the King of Cool.." Dean Martin was a star of many talents: actor, Comedian, film producer, and of course, singer. Member of the Rat Pack with Frank Sinatra and Samy Davis Jr. He even stole first place of the charts from The Beatles with the song "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometimes." His career is a list of successes: from "Ocean's eleven" to "The Dean Martin Show," from "That's Amore" to "Blue Moon," and the tribute from Vegas when he died was at the level of how great he was. The entire city turned off its lights for a moment, to only be lighted by candles. Dean Martin was a great artist, a star. Why? Because even if I didn't know his repertoire, I spent a night hearing songs that I knew I'd heard at least one time. I know his songs, everybody knows his songs. That's why he was and he will forever be a star.
But tonight, I discovered a future one. Francesca Capetta. Please take some time to remember this name because soon, she's going to be famous. No doubt about that. Francesca is a Diva like Edith Piaf and Celine Dion. She's already a great artist: beautiful voice, amazing charisma; she lives what she sings. She does what only great singers can do: She gives you the impression that she only sings for you and you alone. I felt everything she sung: I felt her passion for music and for Dean Martin, her desire to spend every night of her life on stage, I felt her energy, her love, her soul. Like other great artists, she made us forget space and time. She entertained us. And She did it "à la perfection."
Tonight she wasn't alone. She sang with two guests: the Tony-Award-winner Liliane Montevecchi, 85 years old but as funny as she is talented, and the cabaret singer Stacy Sullivan. Three divas for an hour show that I'll never forget. Only one hour, that's the only thing that I have to say about this show: it was too short.
This is usually not my type of music and this is definitely not the type of venue that I'm used to going to. But that's why Francesca Capetta is magic. She made me love a type of art that I usually don't care for. Her voice is one of the most beautiful I heard in my life because it's made of Italian culture and immigrant stories. It's a blend of her work, her talent and her personality. She's a unique voice, a unique singer, a great artist, a new Diva, and definitely, a future star. Bravo Francesca.
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