At one time, Jonathan Cilia Faro‘s dreams of becoming an international Opera star seemed like an insurmountable nightmare. However, on 24th September 2019, The Troubador in London will host a special one-night-only-showcase of Jonathan’s exceptional talents both as a performer and as a man. From his journey of being discovered as a singer while working in the Army kitchens, to surviving cancer – Jonathan’s latest project ‘From Now On‘ (Out Now) is a collection of cinematic and moving songs which offer the escapism and hope needed in the very darkest of times.
Jonathan was only 25 when he learned of his cancer diagnosis, a period of time where life and death were genuinely in the balance. His illness caused him to not only lose his passion for music but took away his voice. Going through both surgery and chemotherapy, his eventual recovery was not only physical, but also mental and spiritual in realising that his opportunity at a second chance at life meant he could help to inspire others through their darkest times through the power of music.
His voice now literally changed by the experience, his passion for music became stronger than ever. Born in Ragusa, Sicily, Jonathan has lived in Europe, Asia and North America, now dividing his time between London and America, an entertainer who combines his love of opera with liberal doses of humour and stories from his remarkable life. As a singer as likely to perform for Jay Leno as he is The Pope (both are true!), he travels the world sharing his music, as well as supporting children with autism by using music to them express themselves.