God Why Do You Allow us to Suffer? Meaning of the song Desperation 

The biggest question I always had is "God Why Do You Allow us to Suffer? "  This aria from Tosca called Vissi D'arte ( I lived for art and for love")  is a prayer to God and it asks this very question ..Today it is more poignant than ever as we are more and more informed as to the magnitude of suffering on this planet. I renamed it Desperation because that is the core emotion of the music and I wanted people to connect to the emotion and not the story behind the opera Tosca.

You can find Desperation on my…

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Why the Mosh Pit Rock out ending in Beethoven/My Beloved? 

Those of you that have been following me for a while already are familiar with the back story of my lyrical adaptation of Beethoven 's Moonlight Sonata, that it is based on my personal experience, bedside final goodbye of a beloved one. But what a lot of you don't know  and have often  asked  is  why does such a heartbreaking song  have  a mosh pit rock out ending?.....it seems not to fit...well only if you are listening to it with the idea that it a song. Let me explain .. Based on the lyrics and…

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The year that I wanted to run away! Where? 

The year that I wanted to run away into oblivion give birth to On the brink and My Beloved . That year my father was fighting a painful battle with cancer and a great opportunity to work with a 7 Grammy award winning american producer Steve Thompson,  who this month is being inducted in the Rock Godz Hall of fame, also came..I took the opportunity not knowing  the  suffering to come ..

Here are a couple of pics of Steve,  the band  in the studio ...I think the news of my father's in the hospital had not…

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The making of Zombie - Jumping around the octaves 

 The latest CD Rock the Throne opens with Zombie as it is one of my fave songs ....Here is the recording sample  and the Live version..I remember when I first heard it I totally related to the anti war sentiment sung by Dolores O'Riordan, an Irish who had seen so much bloodshed in her native country due to the "zombie" mentality that causes regular people to kill one another .. although I love Dolores' version and want to thank her for writing  this song ,  I needed to sing this song and to make it mine…

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The making of Creep - Recognizing What You Are 

If there is a song that most represents me I would say Radiohead's Creep. I must have written this song in my imagination because when I first heard it I felt that I had written it.....I had lived the song and .....still living it  ...  

Although Creep is about a man with a lack of self confidence who wishes he was the woman he is stalking, the main message of this song  is positive , and that is to recognize what you are...and accept.

My version is coming from the personal  viewpoint of an underdog, a… Read more

What is "Rock"? Is it dead? 

Last night I received an email from an industry type whose comments had me up the night reflecting on what is rock..his comments revealed how ignorant sometimes "rockers' are about this genre..when they hear an "operatic sound in their "beloved" music they become very territorial as if we belong to different gangs ! ..and as a result they are too eager to dismiss  it ...well I spent the night exploring what is rock,? today rock bands are nothing more than pop musicians with an attitude ..they most…

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Thank You 

I realized  that many people at the Phantom of the Rock Opera show last Friday night didn't see my Thank You on the videos screens so here it is for those that missed it....

Drawing by Erika Starr

PATRIZIA would like to thank

The Mod Club's Jorge Dias 
the Mod Club staff - best live venue in the city!!!!!!!

Niall Mellors for all his hard work and untiring dedication without whom this event would not have been possible.  I will never forget  your support and devotion. U rock !!! …
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How did I get into this? Am I mad? 

So there is only 10 days to go and the fruit of 6 months work and planning will be revealed. Why did it take so long?

I basically decided to make a show that I had wanted to see and I guess my drummer Niall felt the same way so  we brought our heads together and started brain storming. One thing that we have heard over and over is that I should be performing with Cirque du Soleil ...well I don't want to be a piece of the cirque's machine so I decided that I would bring cirque elements to me and fuse them…

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Sneak Peek behind the scenes of the Phantom of Rock Opera event 

There is about less than 2 weeks to go and I wanted to give you sneak peek on what we are doing...There is so much to tell you that frankly I don't know where to start and since I am not a pro blogger please bear with me!!!

Right now we are starting rehearsals schedule, stage and production meetings  and outfits fitting for me of course!!!!.

It is the long weekend but my mind is jammed with details and have a hard time relaxing..Unfortunately that is the challenge of a perfectionist and control…

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PATRIZIA Unveils Her Phantom of the Rock Opera on May 31, 2013 at Toronto’s Virgin Mobile Mod Club 

Hey everyone I am starting a blog post about the making of this show and all behind the scenes tidbits. Today the official press release has gone out. Check  it out below ...

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PATRIZIA Unveils Her Phantom of the Rock Opera on May 31, 2013 at Toronto’s Virgin Mobile Mod Club!

Uniting dozens of Toronto popular and classical musicians with performance and visual artists, PATRIZIA is bringing the whimsy of large-scale theatre, opera, rock and “cirque” to

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