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Biography

Alessia Vitali is an Italian Canadian mezzo-soprano who has completed her Diploma of College Studies in music from Vanier College and her BMus in Performance at the University of Toronto. She is currently pursuing a MMus in Opera at the University of Toronto, studying with Elizabeth McDonald.

 

She has had masterclasses with artists such as Denyce Graves, Joyce El-Khoury, Kathleen Kelly, Erin Wall, etc. In 2019, Alessia had her operatic and role debut of Cherubino in Long Reach Opera’s Le nozze di Figaro. She also attended the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy where she had the opportunity to perform in multiple outdoor concerts. In spring of 2020, she understudied the role of Fanny Price in UofT Opera’s Canadian premiere of Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park.

 

In Fall 2020, she participated in the NATS Ontario Vocal Showcase and won First Place in the Graduate School/Young Professional Category and the Most Promising Award. In January 2021, she premiered the role of Guardian #2 in UofT Opera’s Student Composer Collective Opera Escape Room. This past April, Alessia had her role debut of Carmen in UofT Opera’s La Tragédie de Carmen by Bizet. Most recently, Alessia participated in the National Opera Intensive with Against the Grain Theatre and UofT Opera, where she had the chance to create and produce her very own personal statement with guidance from Miriam Khalil and Joel Ivany. She also had the opportunity to coach with artists such as Heidi Melton, Catherine Daniel and Elliot Madore.