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IllusionAria

Imagine the mysteries of illusion flowing through the seductive powers of great music. Immerse yourself in another world where the heart soars and the mind is boggled. You have entered the realm of IllusionAria, a groundbreaking show featuring Joseph Spinella, The Tenor of Illusions.

A seamless narrative of illusion and music, IllusionAria features the most loved Italian songs –traditional Neopolitan, “popera” and opera arias - sung by master tenor, Joseph Spinella, while he simultaneously astounds you with his wizardry on stage. Spinella’s voice has the power and majesty to convey the deep emotions of the cinematic original arrangements recorded by a full scale orchestra. This production, fully supported by colorful and varied costumes, set and extensive lighting and stage effects, is appropriate for all cultures and all ages while also being a most captivating means to introduce classical music to young people.

The mastery of magic and illusions is an equally important aspect of the show. Characters appear and vanish, a beautiful woman morphs before your eyes and handkerchiefs come to life, dance and disappear. Darker images of death boxes, a head dropping off Spinella’s shoulders, corpses rising from the stage, a mirror with images appearing and vanishing, and flying lights are among the many astounding illusions that Spinella commands.

The narrative of the show flows from a point of beauty and joy through darker struggles faced by mankind – death and the fear of loss – and then emerging from the depths to a playful world full of hope and light, even a comedic mood. The journey ends with the grandest song of all – Puccini’s Nessun Dorma, a rousing Chinese drum filled aria sung with a sense of triumph and power while Spinella produces a snow storm on stage emanating from his outstretched fingertips.

Spinella’s heartfelt singing and mastery of illusions make him a rare phenomenon in the world of entertainment today.