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THE CRITICS AGREE...

"Cristoforo Padula's singing is sensational, just sensational...this is a voice of voices." -  Joe Franklin of WOR Radio in New York City, New York

"Padula is a true concert artist...vibrant and expressive...he is quite spectacular in creating moments of vocal beauty that are magical." - John Hoagland of Back Stage

Last night Padula wove a spell over the Queen Elizabeth Hall, with a voice that brings sweetness of tone and subtlety of expression that is rarely heard today.  The intimacy with which he sang his songs brought with it the feeling that he was confiding in his audience.  At the close of his concert I left reluctantly and with the hope Padula will come back again soon. - Padula Performs Magic by Neville Bridges, London Times

Padula's interpretation of Rodolfo is warmly convincing, his beautiful voice and expressive phrasing make this tenor an outstanding representative of the precious vocal art of the Bel Canto style - CenterStage by Christopher Clifton, London CenterStage

Tenor, Cristoforo Padula ventured very successfully into the field of the recitalist with "Songs of Romance" at the Gaiety Theatre.  His lyric voice with its beautiful quality and sensitive phrasing, makes his a deeply stimulating influence to all who enjoy the art of singing. - WORDS and MUSIC by Vincent O'Brien, Irish Times

During my college days at Tennessee State University I met a man who would change my vocal abilities for the rest of my life.  His name was Cristoforo Padula of  the Metropolitan Opera, New York City.  He was so good at performing he inspired me to be the best of the best.   I studied with him privately for 2 years for about 10 hours a week.  This is where I enhanced my vocal and opera abilities, and the rest is history.  - Jeff Sherrill, Fort Worth Opera, Fort Worth, Texas 


Maestro...The lessons you gave me in 1985 are the reason I am still singing professionally today...  Thank you.  Your effective mentoring touched my life for the better.  God bless - Edward Ryan, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas