On June 30th 2017 Carly Paoli released her debut album. Entitled, Singing My Dreams, it heralds the entry of a young classically trained artist who has already made headlines with her exquisite emotional and dramatic singing. Nottinghamshire-born Carly Paoli won scholarships to study at Tring Park and the Royal Northern College of Music.
She made her international debut in the David Foster Foundation Miracle Gala in 2014 where she shared the stage with artists including Oscar-winner, Jennifer Hudson and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler. Later that year Paoli made history as the first artist to perform at The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) Awards in Los Angeles. In June 2015, she was invited to duet with operatic legend, José Carreras at Windsor castle and in 2016 performed at St James’s Palace as part of a fundraising event for The Prince’s Trust. In July Carly headlined a concert at the spectacular, Terme di Caracalla in Rome, again alongside Carreras and joined by celebrated tenor Andrea Bocelli, Carly’s debut single, Ave Maria was chosen by the Vatican as the official song for Pope Francis’ Jubilee Year of Mercy. Her next release, A Time for Mercy, was the spectacular finale to “Music for Mercy’, a unique event held in the grounds of The Forum in Rome. She headlined the concert alongside Andrea Bocelli, Elaine Paige, David Foster and The Tenors. This was the first time permission had been granted for a concert to take place in the grounds of The Forum and was broadcast live by RAI and later transmitted by SKY ARTS on prime time TV. In October 2016, Carly sang at the O2 Arena, her first major appearance in the UK as a special guest on Bocelli ‘s Cinema tour. She performed a varied programme of opera arias and her own songs. She finished the year in spectacular fashion with La Dolce Vita, with the Ennio Morricone Orchestra, conducted by Steven Mercurio celebrating the music of Italian cinema.
2017 saw Paoli strengthen her following in Italy. She was awarded the Premio Barocco for her contribution to the Italian Arts, which was followed by concerts in Assisi and Sorrento at the invitation of and broadcast on RAI TV. BAFTA headquarters was the setting for a specially invited audience to experience a taster of the forthcoming album. A few days later the album ‘Singing My Dreams’ was released. Tracks include an arrangement of Where or When by William Ross, James Horner’s theme from Legends of the Fall with lyrics by Carly herself, and Ennio Morricone’s song from Cinema Paradiso. It went straight to No 2 in the Official Classical Charts garnering 5 Star reviews in the national press.