Salvatore Chiarelli, a native of New York City, was vocally trained in both Italy and New York City for the opera stage. Mr. Chiarelli has been heard on Television and Radio as well as on the Opera Stages of both North America and Europe. He has performed as a soloist on satellite television reaching seventy five countries around the world. At the very outset of his vocal training he was one of only three Tenors chosen in the United States to participate in a five week concert tour of Europe.
In a short time, Mr Chiarelli has established himself as a “world class performer and entertainer receiving rave reviews from his critics. Performing to capacity-sold out crowds. Mr. Chiarelli has an excellent reputation on and off stage and has a loyal and dedicated following of fans.
Some of the venues he has performed at include: concert halls, opera houses, theaters, auditoriums, corporate events, playhouses, catering halls, country clubs, restaurants(dinner/lunch shows), churches, synagogues, colleges, universities, cultural centers, community centers, libraries, private gated communities, civic organizations, cruise ships, hotels, clubs, parks, outdoor festivals and stadiums.
Mr. Chiarelli has been a finalist for several regional vocal competitions through out the U.S. and has been the recipient of several distinguished artist awards.
Mr. Chiarelli has a wide singing range, sings in seven languages and many different styles and genre of music. In addition, he has sung as a church soloist in Manhattan and the N.Y. Metro area for over fourteen years.
William Glazier, world renowned vocal coach who toured with Frederica Von Strade, Anna Moffo, James McCracken and many of the great opera stars has described Salvatore Chiarelli as a “Stentorian (Heroic) tenor of the highest quality and an innate connection to the music and the audience.”
Roger Malouf, conductor @ The Metropolitan Opera House a "voice that transports you to a small Italian village on the Adriatic Sea or to an outdoor café in Rome. His voice is inviting, heart-warming, vibrant & seductive.
Dr. M. Smith, voice pedagogue, Oslo, Norway; “Magnificent tenor voice … a true heldentenor spinto.
“There are only a few with your type of voice and they are having international careers.”
Robert McFarland famous opera singer and agent
“Salvatore Chiarelli has qualities of Mario Del Monaco, it is very exciting.”
Roger Cantrell, Music Director, Artist Director & Award Winning Conductor
"BELLISIMO....Tenor Salvatore Chiarelli. There's always a following when a performer has a niche, and this proud Italian American, originally from Brooklyn, has found his in singing Neapolitan songs, opera and musical theater."
Susan M. Dougherty, The Westfield Leader and The Times
“I would recommend Salvatore Chiarelli as one of five performers to see in all of Bergen County this weekend.”
The Record Newspaper
“Exceptionally talented tenor Salvatore Chiarelli entranced his enthusiastic audience with professionalism & a magnificent voice which nearly shook the walls.”
Bee Smith, Union County Local Source Newspaper
“Salvatore Chiarelli’s swelling vibratos and ringing high notes swept over the audience. Chiarelli worked the room with a seasoned crooner’s finesse, joking between song and eventually eliciting shouts for an encore after breaking the news that the show was over.”
Michael Shor The Examiner News
“During his singing he earned many barvos and standing ovations. He is very talented and his choice of selected tunes was excellent! Salvatore is very congenial and casual but his singing is heart warming and his voice is deep and rich in tone.”
Benedetto V. Scannella, Coordinating Editor of L’Esperienza Italian-American Magazine
“Mr. Chiarelli had a great rapport with the audience and was able to make everyone feel at home”
Some of the more recent lead operatic roles performed by Mr.Chiarelli were –Turridu in the opera Cavalleria Rusticana with Brooklyn Repretory Opera. With overwhelmingly positive reviews, Salvatore gave a repeated performance with The West Side Opera in Manhattan. Because of his success with Turridu Mr. Chiarelli was offered the role of Canio in the Capital Opera’s production of I Pagliacci treating the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania audience to – as a reviewer wrote- “a truly splendid evening of Leoncavallo”. Other operatic repertoire include : Tosca (Cavaradossi), Andrea Chenier (Andrea Chenier), Otello (Otello), Manon Lescaut (Des Grueux), Turandot (The Prince), Il Trovatore (Manrico), & Aida (Radames).
Mr. Chiarelli received his Masters Degree in Music Education at Hunter College and received a BBA Degree in Accounting from Hofstra University. He passed the NYS Teachers Exam and has taught music in the New York City Public School System at the middle and high school levels. He is currently studying voice with the acclaimed and world renowned William Glazier in Manhattan.