Alessandra Paonessa - Ave Maria

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Noted for her rich tone and bell like clarity, Alessandra is a rising soprano in the classical world. Her flexible voice allows her to sing in many styles including opera, popular song and sacred music.

Alessandra has won various awards, among them the Gold Performance A&R Award in the Beats 100 classical charts, and the Sterling Beckwith Award presented to her by York University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music. Alessandra is an alumna of the Royal Conservatory’s YAPA Program and OperaWorks Emerging Artists program.

In addition to music, humanitarian issues are close to her heart; Recently partnering with The World Academy of Art, Literature and Media, Miss Paonessa represented Canada among eight countries in their broadcast for International Peace Day and continues to join them in bringing awareness through music to different subjects.

Alessandra’s unique ability to sing both operatic and popular music has led to an array of performance opportunities. Miss Paonessa made her operatic European debut when she performed the role of Eumete and Guinone in Monteverdi’s ‘Il ritorno di Ulissa in patria’ and recently performed as Stella Ashton in the Christmas musical ‘I’ll be Home for Christmas’. Other operatic roles include First Witch from Purcell’s ‘Dido and Aeneas’, and Fiordiligi from Mozart’s ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’.

Alessandra has been featured as an artist on KITC FM 106.5