Fuse a glorious 4-octave soprano to the frame of the smoulderingly beautiful, Italian-born PATRIZIA and you get what CBC Radio 3 is calling “Canada's Next Sensation!” Juxtaposing her multi faceted soprano with pop, rock and electro dance instrumentation, PATRIZIA pioneers a genre few could have ever dreamt of, and even fewer could hope to pull off! A bona fide diva, PATRIZIA owns the stage like a rock star, leaving her audience transfixed and fascinated.
Despite her many accolades PATRIZIA has a vision and a mission , that is to make classical music more mainstream and rid it of its elitist status by mixing it with other genres and updating it to relate to everyday people. "I want to connect with the common person on an emotional and visceral level," says PATRIZIA, "music used to break barriers, it's time we shed this last vestige of prejudice and embrace music on the basis of whether it moves us or not.”
Growing up a staunch rock n' roller, PATRIZIA paid her dues fronting rock bands -- until she heard a recording of the legendary soprano Maria Callas for the first time! Stunned by the power, beauty and range of emotion in what she heard, PATRIZIA immersed herself in opera, heart and soul. Seeking out the guidance of world-class instructors, PATRIZIA developed her incredible voice with trainers like Stephanie Bogle, John Hess, Stuart Hamilton, Alisa Palmer, Tom Diamond and Paula Suozzi, to name just a few, and subsequently starred in numerous operatic productions. Despite earning critical praise from her peers for her distinctive vocals and explosive stage presence, PATRIZIA could not let go of her first love: pop/rock music. Upon realizing this creative void in her life, the concept of marrying her two greatest musical lovers was like having a light switch flipped 'on,' - this was what she was meant to do all along!
And what response! From vision to reality, PATRIZIA worked tirelessly to bring rock opera to life, and has a mile-long list of accomplishments and accolades to prove that, yes, the world needed this! Her first single Rage produced by the late Kenny McLean of Platinum Blonde led the way for PATRIZIA’s first album, “The Edge of Emotion,” produced by Paul Milner (Eddy Grant, Keith Richards, I Mother Earth) a collection of the most celebrated classical arias, performed with primal emotions set to classic rock instrumentation. Her last release, “My Beloved,” took PATRIZIA's rock opera vision to a whole new level, this time adding modern rock hits and even original songs next to revamped classical pieces. Produced by 5-time Grammy winner Steve Thompson (Metallica, Guns n' Roses, Madonna), the record truly brought to life her belief that opera is a living art form, integrable with rock, metal and industrial sounds, commanding, hip and important as ever.
PATRIZIA has also brought her passion to TV: her first video, “Rage” was featured at the 2001 Italian Film Festival and charted on Bravo! Television, where her second video, “Temptation” reached #1! Her most recent video, “Desperation” charted at #2 and was featured on BravoFact Presents: The Best Canadian Female Vocalists along artists such as Measha Brueggergosman.
Subsequently, she received a SOCAN award for her #1 song on Bravo! She has also been featured on OMNI1's Noi Oggi and even Fashion Television for her performance of Carmen's Habanera at FAT (Alternative Fashion Week), where she doubled as a model for Starkers Corsetry. Gwntertaiment magazine article "The New Women Of Canadiana" includes PATRIZIA as one of the top 10 Movers and Shakers in Canadian Music to watch for!
Never one to stagnate, PATRIZIA is currently working on a number of projects to be unveiled in 2014 each showcasing her magnificent voice, her fearless style, love for fashion and her larger than life persona – she is, after all, a diva through and through!
*#1 SOCAN Award Recipient
*Canada's Next Sensation! - CBC Radio 3
*Best Canadian Female Vocalists - BravoFact Presents
*Artist of the year 2010 - Toronto Exclusive Magazine Awards
*Best Toronto Pop Song "I Won't Stop Believin" - Toronto Exclusive Magazine Awards
*10 Best Female Rock Artists 2010 - MadeMan.com
*Top 10 Movers and Shakers in Canadian Music - Gwntertaiment magazine
*Best Performer nominee at the Toronto Independent Music Awards,
*#1 video on Bravo! - Temptation - http://youtu.be/NlHYXZRrw64
*#2 video on Bravo! - Desperation - http://youtu.be/nzsMNh2GgzQ
*#3 video on Bravo! - Rage - http://youtu.be/WSSucj6ZPGQ
" ..Patrizia has the looks and voice of a true diva... “ Kerry Doole (Tandem)
"PATRIZIA is proving herself as one of Canada's premiere talents" - (CBC Radio 3)
“The female Freddie Mercury...” (Joe Chisolm - Indiecan)
"Holy **** can you believe what we have just saw and heard?" ( Indiecan)
" The audience was fascinated and riveted.." (Chart Attack - CMW showcase)
" Perhaps the most unique performer I have ever heard in my life….Freddy Mercury would have been blown away and completely dazzled by Patrizia" (Linear Reflections)
MEDIA - INTERVIEWS – PRESS - PERFORMANCES
CBC RADIO THE TORONTO SUN
CHUM CITY TV THE GLOBE AND MAIL
FASHION TELEVISION CORRIERE CANADESE
CHUM' CP24 TANDEM NEWS
BRAVO!TV CHART ATTACK
TLN TV CITY LIFE
GLOBAL TV NATIONAL POST
OMNI TV. INDEPENDENT COLLEGIAN
CHIN TV SOCAN'S WORDS AND MUSIC
SUN TV PARTNERS MAGAZINE
CLASSIC FM TV (UK) CAVALCADE OF LIGHTS
CLASSICAL 96.3 FM (CLASSICAL TV) NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE
THE TORONTO STAR METRO CONVENTION CENTRE
EL MOCAMBO WINTERCITY FESTIVAL
TASTE OF DANFORTH FESTIVAL MOD CLUB
PHOENIX THEATRE TATTOO
OPERA HOUSE CMW
CAPITOL THEATRE ARTS & LETTERS CLUB etc….