The tenor Jonathan Cilia Faro and the Italian-American singer Sal Valentinetti paid homage to two musical giants, Luciano Pavarotti and Frank Sinatra, remembering the thirtieth anniversary of their historic duet with the song "My Way". Jonathan and Sal's decision to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Pavarotti-Sinatra duet with "My Way" is not accidental but stems from a profound admiration for these artists and the desire to honor music, which overcomes linguistic and cultural barriers.
Sal Valentinetti, known for his success on “America's Got Talent” and for his connection with the city of Nola, in Campania, expressed his honor in carrying forward this project, underlining the importance of keeping alive the ties with the own Italian roots. Jonathan Cilia Faro, for his part, underlined the pleasure and importance of working alongside Sal, highlighting the shared love for Italy and for the Italian community in the world. The tenor commented “working with Sal is an immense pleasure, he loves Italy and loves Italians in the world, and we dedicate this work to Foundation italiani.it which promotes Italy and Italianness in the world”.
“My way” an immortal song
“My Way”, originally a French song titled “Comme d'habitude”, composed by Claude François with Jacques Revaux for the music and Gilles Thibaut for the lyrics, was adapted into English by the legendary Paul Anka. Having become famous in the voice of Frank Sinatra since 1969, this song marked an era, becoming one of the most representative anthems of the American singer. His melody and his words have found an echo in artists from all over the world, from Elvis Presley to Michael Bublé, through icons such as Mireille Mathieu and Nina Hagen, up to Italian performers of the caliber of Patty Pravo and Luciano Pavarotti.
The single “My Way”, available on the Radio Italiani.it playlist, is not only a magnificent tribute to music but a bridge between past and present, between Italy and the world, which demonstrates how music can be a universal language capable of uniting people. With this initiative, Jonathan Cilia Faro and Sal Valentinetti therefore not only celebrate two legends of music but also the eternal journey of art through time and space, demonstrating how great songs live on and echo through generations.