Critical Acclaim
& Fan Testimonials

"Fan Quotes, Testomonials"

"It would not be a Feast Without You Performing For Us, You make so many people from Italy & Italian Americans Cry With Joy."
Cheryl Scuorzo - President of Italian American Association of Monmouth County

"You were magnifico last night ! Thanks so much for treating all of us last night to yourwonderful voice and gregarious personality. As the nice crowd and standing ovations showed, you were a big hit !"

Nada Rondon,  Montvale, N.J.

"Thank you for sharing yur beautiful voice and those nostalgic songs that my father used to sing.  Your song of Mama brought tears to my eyes. "  Jean Nicolich, Montvale,  N.J.

"Last night's performance in Montvale was awesome."  Len Vadala, Demarest, N.J.

"Bravo! Bravo! Your warmth & musical talent can't be beat."
-J. Major, Union N.J.

"Great voice, and a personality to match."
-Joan Taub, Belleville, N.J.

"Our dinner/show sold out in about two (2) days, 150 residents.  The feedback from our residents was top notch."
-Carol Meng, Social Committe Chairperson, Woodland Park, N.J.

"For Janet and I it was one of the most memorable evenings of entertainment that we have ever experienced."
-Ed Bonardi, Blauvelt, N.Y.

"Your combination of exceptional voice, wide range of songs, narratives and humor had the audience thoroughly charmed."
-Kathy Jones, Locust Valley, N.Y.

"I never saw anyone get a standing ovation after his first song before!"
-Angela Capone, Merrick, N.Y.

"What a great performance."
-Mary Jane Paese, Raritan,  N.J.

"You have a powerful and beautiful voice and a wonderful manner with the audience."
-Francie Feinenkel, Bronx,  N.Y.

"You have the ability to engage the audience and make as if you were singing in their living rooms.  Salvatore you brought people to tears."
-Robert Lindsely,  Woodland Park,  N.J.

"Molto Romantico."
-Frank Magarelli,  Marlboro,  N.J.

"To say your performance was a rousing success would be an understatement."
-Lucy H. Rizzo, W. Nyack,  N.Y.

"You were singing just a few feet away - I was in heaven!"
-Nacy, Vernon,  N.J.

"Critical Acclaim and Reviews"

“Stentorian tenor of the highest quality and an innate connection to the music and the audience.”
William Glazier, world renowned vocal coach who toured with Frederica Von Strade, Anna Moffo, James McCracken and many of the great operatic stars.

“The beauty of Salvatore Chiarelli’s voice will transport 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.”
Roger Malouf, assistant conductor @ The Metropolitan Opera House

“Magnificent tenor voice … a true heldentenor spinto.”
Dr. M. Smith, voice pedagogue, Oslo, Norway

"On March 30th, 2008, Mr Chiarelli and Ms. Semos put on a program of Opera and Love Songs. The program was enthusiastically received by over 300 people. This letter is to highly recommend Mr. Salvatore Chiarelli and Ms. Kristina Semos to your organization. These two dynamic performers presented a musicale for the Friends of the Yonkers Public Library with great success and fanfare."
Eric W. Schoen, President

"Award Winning Performance @ Hofstra University On Sept. 21st 2008
During his singing he earned many barvos and a 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

"Your concert at the Locust Valley Library on Sunday, November 9th, 2008 was a truly wonderful event. You received rave reviews from many who attended. The repertoire was fantastic. Your interaction with the audience and the explanation of the music heightened the enjoyment of the music for everyone."
Sincerely yours, Maureen A. Fitzgerald, Commissioner and Joanne Reeves, Program Coordinator.
Town of Oyster Bay Long Island.

February 1st 2009 Performance
"I would recommend Salvatore Chiarelli as one of five performers to see in all of Bergen County this weekend"
The Record Newspaper

May 2nd 2009 Benefit Concert Performance
Aid For The Earth Quake Victims of L’Aquila

"Dear Sal, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been told by brothers and sisters of The Sons of Italy how much they enjoyed the concert you performed at our lodge building in Blauvelt, N.Y. Everyone who attended had great things to say about the performance that you and Elga put on. People who had heard these Italian songs before were happy to learn the real stories behind the songs. Not only was your concert very entertaining, it was also very educational. Your rapport with the audience was wonderful. I know that for Jeanette and I it was one of the most memorable evenings of entertainment that we have ever experienced."
Ed Bonardi Chief Editor & Co-Chairmen Sons of Italy Rockland Lodge No. 2176

September 16th 2009 Performance
Your performance was astounding and enjoyed by the Manhattan College Community immensely.
Sincerely yours, Rose Jimenez and Vicki Cowan, Co-Chairpersons, Diversity Committee.

September 23rd 2009 Concert Performance @ Union Y
New Jersey Jewish News October 1, 2009

"Sam Odinsky of Elizabeth, an opera lover from way back, said he was very impressed with the singer’s seemingly effortless range. ‘ I wear a hearing aid and that can make it worse if the upper notes are harsh, but he was mellow all the way.’ Sally Straus, an aide to the mayor of Union, attended the lunch as a guest. She said ‘she has also hired Chiarelli for other events in the city. Isn’t he terrific?’ she said."
Elaine Durbach Editor of New Jersey Jewish News

October 11th 2009 Performance
"We had a capacity crowd of over 100 residents (and some guests) at this event and the evening was a total success. The reception by our residents was so great that they passed the word on to friends and neighbors in the Port Washington area, and I am sure you will hear from them soon. Sincerely yours, Rose Cipolla and Charles Cipolla, Social Committee Chairpersons, The Harbor View Community @ Port Washington Long Island."

January 20th 2010 Performance
Not only does Mr. Chiarelli have an excellent voice, he is a true showman and charmed our audience. I got raves from our patrons for booking him. They said it was "the best program you’ve ever had" and "his voice goes right to your heart."
Lauren Ryan, Head of Adult Services, Westfield Library

April 18th 2010 Performance
"Salvatore Chiarelli" has been hailed as a very talented tenor who sings with a unique operatic style, displaying a rare combination of power and beauty with an unforgettable fantastic voice.  He had a great rapport with the audience and was able to make everyone feel at home.  He brought people to tears.  It was a great performance."
Passaic Valley Today Newspaper

July 17th 2010 Performance
"Mr. Chiarelli, I simply needed to send you a short email this evening to say thank you for continuing to share classic Italian music with us. We heard you tonight at the Italian Festival in Freehold. We were so pleased to be able to purchase one of your CDs this evening. I even purchased one for my father who also enjoys the beauty of true Italian music. I will be happy to share your voice with family and friends. Thank you. Hope to hear you again in Monmouth County – Suzann Brucato"

July 2010 Testimonial Letter (Tuxedo Park, N.Y.) From Lucheon @ Nyack Seaport Restaurant
"Dear Salvatore, You are a gifted tenor and I look forward to future performances. When I hear you sing Core n’grato with such feeling, it brings tears to my eyes. BRAVO!"

August 1st 2010 Concert Performance
" Library Concert was first rate"
"Thanks to the Friends of the Library for a most enjoyable afternoon on Sunday, August 1st 2011.  The concert featured Salvatore Chiarelli, tenor, and Elga Johannes, soprano.  The music was enchanting and first rate.  I was pleased to see young people and a full house."
Peg Ross,  The Advertiser-News

"Listening to your amazing voice gave me goose bumps. We were sitting in the first row and you were singing just a few feet away – I was in heaven! It was thrilling when you sang the song I requested, Core n’grato – Catari, with such emotion and intensity. That’s my favorite song and hearing you sing it in person so close to me was one of the highlights of my life. I’m so glad I bought the CD so I can hear all my favorite Italian songs, especially Core‘ngrato! I mean every word – I loved your concert! I wish you the best in your career and in life. Nancy."

August 8th 2010 Concert Performance @ W. Nyack Hamlet Park
"Dear Sal, To say your performance at the concert on Sunday, August 8th 2011 was a rousing success would be an understatement. The West Nyack Rotary Club is grateful to you for your most professional performance. The 200 or so people in attendance that evening truly enjoyed the Neapolitan songs, the little bit of opera, the favorite standards and, of course, your willingness and ability to provide for their requests when possible. Your interaction with the audience provided warmth and spontaneity that so enriched your performance and made the setting feel as though we were being entertained in our own living rooms."
Sincerely, Lucy H. Rizzo, President of West Nyack Rotary Club.

September 25th 2010 Dinner Show @ Four Seasons Great Notch
"When we offered up seats for sale for our dinner and show the event sold out in about two days, 150 residents. As Chairperson of the Social Committee I would like you to know that your and Elga’s performance last night was outstanding and enjoyed by all. The feedback from our residents was top notch. Everyone was extremely impressed to hear your beautiful singing voice and were also extremely impressed when they heard the voice of Elga, such a large voice from a little person. There were many standing ovations, not easily come by with our fussy little community. We feel that you and Elga performed above and beyond and that made the Committee for this affair very, very proud to have been a part of it."
Thank you, Carol Meng, Social Committee Chairperson