- Featured: Bella Sorella
- Release Date: 5/20/2008
Los Angeles Music Awards Vocal Group of the Year 2007 Hollywood F.A.M.E Independent Vocal Group of the Year 2007 Music Reviews: Palo Alto Daily News ...exuding glorious vocal sounds... they utilize both operatic and pop elements, creating divine harmonies... Jean's Magazines (Ink Notes) Beautiful journey, beautiful sound - the music of Bella Sorella Bella Sorella (beautiful sister) performed Saturday night in Pacifica. Causing prolonged bursts of enthused applause and receiving more than one standing ovation, Bella Sorella rocked like an auditory walk through paradise. Recipients of the coveted 2007 Los Angeles Music Awards "Vocal Group of the Year," Bella Sorella takes any perceived stuffiness out of the classics and puts all the best of it, which is considerable, right into their circle of joy. Bella Sorella - whose first television appearance in 2006 was on the noteworthy Bruce Latimer Show, 'the longest running, most successful variety show in American television' (quote from ABC7/KGO-TV) - are luminaries bound for glory. If you have a willingness to have a full heart and a great time, pull up a chair to Bella Sorella. San Mateo County Times A sisterhood comes out singing... rave reviews for the debut release 'Popera,' a seamless combination of classical yet contemporary melodic duets sung in six different languages... Contra Costa Times Bella breaks down opera barriers Bella Sorella's heavenly harmonies are drawing people to the kinds of events and venues that rarely host classical music. And it all started by accident. KKUP Radio They draw you in... their interaction with the crowd is wonderful... I highly recommend seeing Bella Sorella Each CD comes with a 24 page booklet containing additional photos, biographies and a complete translation of each song (French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese are on the left of each page and the English translation is on the right hand side) With music spanning over 300 years and seven languages, Bella Sorella's sound appeals to all music fans. Nova and Susanna were trained at the renowned New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA and are accompanied by acclaimed pianist Shinobu Kameyama from Japan. Nova and Susanna have been best friends since their first days in college and married brothers (hence the name Bella Sorella, or beautiful sister). Since joining Bella Sorella, Shinobu has become a dear friend, indeed a "sorella" to Nova and Susanna. The warmth and passion heard in their music clearly reflects their very special friendship.