“It is very difficult to write these few words through the tears!!! How can this be possible?
The very fibre of my singing career was molded and formed by this man.
In 1983 he discovered me when I first sang for him in CAMI Hall, at my beloved old CAMI building in NYC. He knew me better than I knew myself… he knew and understood what I was to become. He crafted and molded the path that my career would take.
He literally created Chris Merritt, Baritenore.
My gratitude to this incredible giant is boundless. My sadness is profound. Goodbye, Alberto!” Chris Merritt