Aria Tesolin


[From Wikipedia] Aria Tesolin (born in Mississauga, Ontario) is a Canadian mezzo-soprano singer.
As a child singer, Tesolin began singing opera arias in concert with Canada’s 3 Tenors at the age of eight, singing the “Habanera” from Bizet’s opera Carmen, the brindisi “Libiamo ne’ lieti calici” from Verdis’s opera La traviata, “Belle nuit” from Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, Largo al factotum, the famous baritone aria from Rossini’s The Barber of Seville and “O mio babbino caro” from Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, and “Nessun dorma” from Puccini’s Turandot. Aria’s first live concert performance on August 3, 2002, was featured on Citytv News. Many members of the astonished audience were seen on camera with mouths visibly agape with surprise. At the age of 12, Tesolin recorded and released her debut opera album Baby Soprano, featuring 14 popular opera arias. Nine tracks from Baby Soprano, “Habanera”, “Libiamo”,[1] “Vedrai Carino”, “Un bel di”, “Mattinata”, “Largo al factotum”, “Ebben? Ne andrĂ² lontana”, “Una furtiva lagrima”, and “Belle nuit”, have appeared on iTunes opera charts in 13 countries, Italy, Luxembourg,[2] France, Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Mexico, Japan, Canada, Greece, Australia, Belgium and Norway.[3]
Tesolin appeared on CTV News Toronto and on Success Stories on CTV National with Sandie Rinaldo CTV News and on the Italian show Noi Oggi on OMNI Television. Aria opened Canada Day celebrations for the city of Toronto on July 1, 2003, and July 1, 2006. Both events were attended by up to 20,000 people.[4] Tesolin become known as the youngest opera singer in the world.[5] In June 2007 Aria appeared on a CityTV News special feature on Canada’s new Four Seasons Centre.[6] On December 16, 2007, Tesolin sang with The Canadian Tenors at their Christmas Concert at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts.[7] On March 30, 2008 Aria appeared on the TLN Telelatino National TV Show Viva Domenica singing “Un bel di” from Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly. In March 2009, Tesolin appeared on stage as the shepherd boy in Opera York’s production of Tosca.[8] On September 1, 2010, Tesolin released her first single as a singer-songwriter, a contemporary crooner song called “Now That I Know”. On February 1, 2011, Tesolin’s pop-classical single love song “Dolce” was released.

Artist / AlbumYearCreditPurchase
Aria Tesolin
Apr 2013
George Graves