Aria Tesolin
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Aria Tesolin

Toronto, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | INDIE | AFTRA

Toronto, Canada | INDIE | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2013
Solo Pop Adult Contemporary

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"Aria Tesolin EP Review"

Aria's EP opens with Dolce, a delicate love ballad that serves as an outstanding introduction to the range of the singer's talent. Arrangements perfectly support Aria's crystalline vocals.

Now That I Know" is a love tune that would be perfectly at home in a Broadway or West End musical. It is wonderfully performed and serves to illustrate a second dimension of Aria's stunning vocal talent.

The pop-operatic song "The Key" completes the EP. Most upbeat of the three recordings on the artist's current release, the sound is clearly classical crossover, and Aria's voice soars above the crisp arrangements.

Visitors can stream the three tracks from Aria's EP at her website. We are sure that this young woman has a bright musical future and look forward to her full length album in a few months time - New Musical Discoveries


"Majestic voice"

Throughout the album, Aria infuses traditional operatic styling with pop sensibilities, creating a unique blend of old country comfort mixed with a more current sound. Aria is a fresh face on the operatic pop landscape, and given her young age and majestic voice, one would expect to hear plenty more from the angelically-voiced Canadian in the years to come. - Madison Jones, Verve Girl (Jun 06, 2013)


"Maturity rarely seen in such a young artist"

Right from the first notes of the lead track, My Heart is a Factory, it’s clear that this young woman is tremendously wise beyond her years. The whirring, mechanical sounds leading into Aria’s rich soprano voice serves as an intriguing juxtaposition, while also helping to push forth the theme of the song. When Aria sings “My heart is a factory/ with gears that turn automatically/ how can love flourish at liberty in such a cold and sterile vicinity?” amidst lush orchestration, it paints a heartbreakingly bleak outlook of the fleetingness of love, only for hope to be restored through the song’s final lines. My Heart is a Factory serves as a prime example of Aria looking at themes as universal as love and heartbreak and addressing them from a position of maturity rarely seen in such a young artist. - Madison Jones, Verve Girl (Jun 06, 2013)


"Another Album Standout"

While the entire album is filled with powerful yet delicate songs, there are several standout tracks along the way. A personal favourite is Hear Me. Backed by gorgeous piano and strings, Aria shows off her considerable chops here, exhibiting a vocal range few others can boast. The title track is one of the best illustrations of Aria’s operatic training, and the delicately layered backing vocals give a powerful depth to help the song soar to new heights. Combining this with some potent imagery laid out in the lyrics, and we have another album standout. - Madison Jones, Verve Girl (Jun 06, 2013)


"A Bright Musical Future"

Aria's EP opens with Dolce, a delicate love ballad that serves as an outstanding introduction to the range of the singer's talent. Arrangements perfectly support Aria's crystalline vocals. Now That I Know is a love tune that would be perfectly at home in a Broadway or West End musical. It is wonderfully performed and serves to illustrate a second dimension of Aria's stunning vocal talent. The pop-operatic song The Key completes the EP. Most upbeat of the three recordings on the artist's current release, the sound is clearly classical crossover, and Aria's voice soars above the crisp arrangements. We're sure that this young woman has a bright musical future and look forward to her full length album in a few months time. - Russell Elliot, Musical Discoveries (Aug 26, 2012)


"Home and Native Sound Series - Aria Tesolin"

Aria Tesolin - Rising, and destined to become a star; Her hypnotizing, euphoric, and angelic voice mesmerized the audience. Her strengths lie in her soprano abilities, which is why she is known for her operatic singing. Her notes were carried far off into the room, and caused complete silence amongst the crowd, who were kept in deep anticipation of her next song.

Her show was majestic. Her innocent demeanour subtly disguised a remarkable talent, and powerful voice. She delighted all by debuting a song she had been working on for a while, titled, 'Nobody knows'. It was an ethereal performance, akin to the melodies of Evanescence. She used her soprano talent to blend and harmonize with a contemporary rhythm that left most waiting for more.
- Raz Mataz Magazine


"A truly uplifting, shackle-breaking experience"

Listening to the angelic voice of classical pop crossover artist Aria Tesolin on her new album Ascension is an instant release from the mundane urban existence. Only the really special artists can provide a truly uplifting, shackle-breaking experience, which Aria is able to provide the listener with in spades. This type of ethereal, moving experience is an increasing rarity in a musical landscape overrun with auto-tuned singles and self-indulgent pop stars. - Madison Jones, Verve Girl (Jun 06, 2013)


"Aria Tesolin - Ascension Album Review"

The vocal virtuoso has since blossomed as a lyricist too, as can be heard on this strong second album. It fuses classical, pop and electronica elements to beguiling effect, with producer/arranger Douglas Romanow doing fine work. - Kerry Doole, New Canadian Music (Apr 16, 2013)


"Woman to Watch: Aria Tesolin"

Woman to Watch: Aria Tesolin;The songwriter's sound borrows from a buffet of genres. Pop, rock n roll, jazz, and — of course — opera all trade jabs in any given piece. Ascension’s title track, for example, is at once an introspective play on musical theatre, and a demented Cohen-esque waltz." - Barry Chong, Toro Magazine (Apr 17, 2013)


""#2 in Hottest New Artist 2013""

Aria Tesolin from Canada is #2 in Hottest New Artist 2013 - Hottest New Artist


"Aria Tesolin - Arts & Entertainment - Jazz"

Though she started out as something of a novelty act (her first album, Baby Soprano, was released when she was still in her tweens), Tesolin has become a veritable jazz-diva-in-waiting, her warmly hued voice staking a definite claim on the pop-flavoured end of the genre. - Toronto Life


"Aria Tesolin Song The Key - Cool New Music"

The Key is featured in Cool New Music - Hot/Mod/AC - All Access


"EP Review"

“5 out of 5. I enjoyed the songs very much. Your voice is truly amazing! Nov. 2011, Eugene Foley, Music Industry Consultant, Foley Entertainment - Eugene Foley, Foley Entertainment


"Interview with Aria Tesolin"

"Her mezzo-soprano voice, the primary cause of captivation regarding her singing success, is natural to her, and she effortlessly astonishes listeners with her combination of operatic vocals, and contemporary rhythms."

"...it is apparent that Tesolin will rise even further to become an amazing super star, blessed by her exceptional voice and touching lyrics."
- Raz Mataz Magazine


"Teen Opera Singer and YouTube Singing Star Aria Tesolin Releases EP"

Teen Opera Singer Aria Tesolin has just released her new album called Aria Tesolin EP. The EP is a three track album that features a remastered track of Aria's beautiful pop classical love song Dolce, released as a digital single last February, her Latin flavored song The Key, and her pop crooner song Now That I Know.

Now 18, Aria's beautiful voice has matured, yet still retains the charm and vocal drama which captivated the hearts of her original audience. - PR Log


"Aria Tesolin Named Best Vocalist of the Month"

Sept. 14, 2011

Aria Tesolin, a promising, classical-pop/AC singer & writer based in Toronto, ON, Canada, has won the September SingerUniverse “Best Vocalist Of The Month” Competition, for her performance of her song “Dolce” (co-written by Popi Fabrizio). "Dolce" will be included on her next independent release, which is due out at the end of this year (2011).

“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." - Singer Universe.com


"Aria Tesolin Featured in A&R Tip Sheet Aug. 2011"

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. Demonstrating a vocal beauty and sophistication beyond her years... 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. - Record Label Door


"A Tiny Talent who may be the youngest opera singer in the world"

"If tonight's performance is any clue it won't be long before she makes the big time!" - CityTV News with Sharon Navarro, Aug. 2006


"CTV Success Story"

"Aria Tesolin has a very special talent. The 12 year old from Mississauga, Ontario has been turning heads in the Canadian opera scene. Not even a teenager yet and she is already a veteran concert performer. Aria's dreaming high, very high, dreaming of a career and a world-renowned soloist. She has given shows for 3 years." - CTVNews - Broadcast Edition, 2006


"Artist Profile Feature"

"When Aria sang "Habanera" from Carmen, the audience got goose bumps. There was a dearth of dry eyes." - West of the City Magazine, July 2007, printed publication, glossy magazine format


"The aptly named Aria Tesolin is a vocal prodigy..."

Tesolin holds her own among the adults, with a sweet clarity to her vocals that is both reflective of her age and surprisingly advanced. At seven Tesolin attended the opera Carmen, and claimed that she was destined to sing the eponymous role. She fulfills her destiny on "Carmen: Habanera," which she infuses with a floating quality, wholly appropriate for the part of the fiery gypsy with a mind of her own. One listen and it is clear that Tesolin has a deep understanding of the opera, and likely the French language, as she carefully places stress and intonation in all the right places, adding emotion and depth to her performance.

Though she can carry the more ponderous songs with ease, it is in the sprightlier songs that her youth works to her advantage and she really excels. In "Barbiere di Seville: Largo al factotum" she belts out opera with the same ease and joy that someone her age might sing a pop song. Her voice moves from cantering ululations that frolic with wind instruments to the more serious moments in the number with grace, showing a remarkable promise for the young singer. She closes this impressive 14-track album with Leoncavallo’s "Mattinata," which literally translates to "Morning Song." The lyrics are a greeting from a lover to his beloved, begging her to come down to him. Tesolin keeps her tone cheerful and matches the loveliness of the sweeping strings. The notes of hope are impossible to ignore in this song, and one gets the impression that Tesolin is truly only in the morning light of her love affair with opera. - Daily Om


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With a breathtaking signature voice over pop beats and layered lyrics that dive into the human experience, Aria Tesolin is known for her distinctive style of classically infused pop music. Fans have described her lush vocals as majestic, ethereal and mesmerizing. A talented and complex artist, songwriter and poet, Aria was born in 1993 and is from Toronto. Her fearless genre crossing music appeals to multi--generational listeners. Her songs play on radio around the world.

Tesolin was nominated for Best New Top 40 Artist of the Year (along with Lorde, Avicii, Austin Mahone), and both Breakthrough Top 40 Artist & Breakthrough AC Artist of the Year at the 2014 New Music Awards.

Aria released her long awaited sophomore album Ascension on April 9, 2013, which features the singer’s original music and lyrics for the first time. Ascension has received critical acclaim as a strong album for both music and lyrics. For Ascension, Tesolin and producer Douglas Romanow developed an innovative sonic landscape that combines the poetry of her lyrics with classical orchestra and electro-pop, (harp, cello mixed with electronic piano and synthesizer effects), and her mezzo-soprano operatic voice. Her memorable lyrics and unforgettable voice blend with elements of pop, rock, musical theatre, and crooner jazz.

ACCLAIM: 
"With songs that draw in elements of pop, rock and crooner jazz, Aria’s polished signature vocals with classical roots soulfully play with music, motif and meaning. Ascension’s title track has been described as “at once an introspective play on musical theatre, and a demented Cohen-esque waltz.” (TORO MAGAZINE)

Aria has recently appeared on TV on CanadaAM, ETalk, YTV's "In the Zone", TVOKids and on radio on CBC Radio 1 "Fresh Air", the Hottest New Artist radio show on Fox Sports, and has been prominently featured on Artists in the Plus on Google.

A career artist and musician, Aria lives and breathes music and is a fan of numerous artists and multiple musical genres.

Aria became known on for her live performances of opera arias as a child. Her charismatic performances as an 8 year old singing opera arias in concerts with Canadian tenors became legendary when they were posted to Youtube a few years later, reaching an audience of 7 million people. There she inspired a following of young people who became more interested in classical music. She released her debut album, Baby Soprano, a collection of 14 popular and difficult opera arias at age 12.

Her live show features music from Ascension and unexpected covers, accompanied by Tien Yeung on keys/piano, Max Senitt on drums, and Mike Pelletier on bass.

Live on CanadaAM national TV http://canadaam.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=973874&playlistId=1.1388151&binId=1.815913&playlistPageNum=1

For recent performance videos http://youtube.com/operaqt

VEVO channel: http://www.vevo.com/artist/aria-tesolin

Global news http://globalnews.ca/news/766712/watch-19-year-old-canadian-opera-sensation-aria-tesolin-stops-by-gl...

Musicians:  Tien Yeung - Music Director, Max Senitt - drums, Ross MacIntyre - bass, alt. Mike Pelletier 

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