The Sicilian Tenors

The Lyric Theatre presents a variety of talented tenors, but you’ve got to have a special place for a group called The Sicilian Tenors that has a singer named Caruso in it. Aaron is not related to the great Enrico Caruso, but the three singers are all classically trained musicians who bring their lively take on everything from Italian classics like “O Sole Mio” and “That’s Amore” to arias from Tosca to the best of Broadway (think Phantom.) The late Joan Rivers said they were “The Three Tenors meet the Rat Pack” and the three friends are known for their light-hearted fun as well as for their music.

Aaron Caruso has been performing since he was 6 and he attended the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy for high school. He earned a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance with a minor in Italian from the University of Michigan. He speaks four languages fluently and can sing in seven, including Russian, Latin and German. He studied opera in Italy and New York and has performed in La Boheme and in concerts featuring operatic works.

Elio Scaccio has also been performing since childhood. In college, he focused in jazz vocal technique and performance. He has a pop/classical CD, Lettere D’Amore, which is made up of original compositions and well-known Italian classics.

Sam Vitale is classically trained and also a graduate of the University of Michigan’s School of Music. He continued his studies in New York under Luigi Veccia and has performed the lead tenor roles in Carmen, La Traviata, and Rigoletto, as well as in Phantom of the Opera. He is a proud veteran of the Air Force and served in Desert Storm and Desert Shield.