Aria Tesolin is an opera pop singer and poet from Toronto known for her distinctive style of classically infused pop music. She was nominated for Best New Top 40 Artist of the Year (alongside Lorde, Avicii, Austin Mahone), Breakthrough Top 40 Artist, & Breakthrough AC Artist at the 2014 New Music Awards. Her genre-defying musical style and poetic lyrics appeal to listeners of all ages. Her songs play on radio around the world.
Aria began singing opera at 8 years old and became popular on #YouTube as "Youngest Opera Singer in the World". Her opera album Baby Soprano was recorded at the age of 12 and released in 2006.
Her new album "Ascension," features the artists' original music compositions and lyrics for the first time, with the exception of Dolce and The Catch, music composed by Popi Fabrizio and lyrics by Tesolin. Ascension was produced and arranged by Toronto producer Douglas Romanow. Ascension" is now available on #itunes and other digital retailers, including #googleplay and #amazon. Hard copies of Ascension are available at http://ariatesolin.com
Aria's is also known for her spoken word poetry and competes at national levels.
Words alone cannot describe the experience of Aria Tesolin and her music. Aria began singing as a toddler, learning only the most beautiful songs she liked on Disney and other children's movie videos. On her own insistence, she debuted her talent at a private group of 70. They were awed beyond words when the 3 year old began to sing in a beautiful soprano voice. By 5 she had taught herself the entire score from the movie musical Evita, with music composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas.
At 7, inspired by Andrea Bocelli's rich soulful voice, Aria began to learn opera songs and then appeared in Toronto public concerts with Canada's 3 Tenors for amazed crowds of thousands, who could be seen with astonished mouths visibly agape or tears streaming down their face. Here was this endearingly cute reed thin little girl of 8 years old with a big booming opera voice and the passion of a young Callas. "Where does this big voice come from?" everybody wondered. After this she began to appear on national television and several tv shows in Canada and her videos were posted on YouTube several years later as YouTube didn't exist at that time.
Yet, in the midst of all of this she continued to enjoy a normal life, with friends, school and family, and happily continued to pursue the vocal discipline and development that allowed the fruits of her voice and her artistic craft to ripen. At 17 Aria released two digital singles, her original composition, the jazz crossover crooner pop song "Now That I Know" on Sept. 2, 2011 and on Feb. 2, 2011 the beautiful pop-classical love song Dolce with music composed by Italian singer and composer Popi Fabrizio and lyrics by Aria.
Today she is known worldwide for her captivatingly beautiful voice, Aria's vocal charms confect a magical elixir that is intoxicating, which her fans describe as majestic, ethereal and mesmerizing. Aria brings a new breed of original classics, pop and crossover songs that have modern attitude and a retro feel.
Also a songwriter and rising poet in the Canadian arts scene, Aria's writes songs that hold deep emotional appeal drawn from a uniquely evolved perspective. She writes about life in a simpler time and draws the audience into another world. Her music is smoothly complex - timeless, mellow, yet invigorating, sophisticated but easy on the ears – a breath of fresh air in contemporary pop. Beyond Aria's voice, it is her calm and soothing presence that audiences find most appealing.
“Every once in a while you find an artist who has that special something; an artist who has a voice that makes the hairs on your arms stand up; an artist whose music just makes you feel really good - that artist is Aria Tesolin. Aria has a true sense of musicality and originality that is hard to come by now-a-days. Aria's true songwriting talent is to take something universal and turn it into something truly majestic and magical. Aria Tesolin will take your breath away.... Underlying Aria's gorgeous voice are perfectly detailed arrangements and an artistic delivery that hasn't been seen since Norah Jones first hit the scene. Aria is both a musician's musician and a people's musician; she appeals to the concert hall trained ear and to general audiences who know they are hearing something extraordinary, but at the same time feel as though every song Aria sings was written just for them.” Silvia Harris, Aug. 2011 Record Label Door, A& R Tip Sheet Review, featured in USA Today
Selected by a music industry executive panel in Sept.2011 as the Best Vocalist of the Month on SingerUniverse.com.
"Dolce” is a graceful, classical/pop ballad which provides a fine showcase for Tesolin's singing and writing ability. This song starts off with an acoustic piano track, and then builds momentum with a elegant string arrangement and a soaring chorus melody. The most impressive aspect of this recording is Tesolin's wide vocal range--she begins the song singing in a deep, rich voice, and then goes into a higher soprano range in the chorus. Dale Kawashima, Singer Universe.com
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