Breathtaking signature voice over pop beats, multi-layered lyrics that take you deep into the human experience -- opera pop singer and poet Aria Tesolin has developed her own distinctive style of classically infused pop music. Fans describe 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. With selected songs playing on radio around the world, her fearless genre crossing music style is attracting the eclectic tastes of multi--generational listeners.
Tesolin was nominated for three 2014 New Music Awards including Best New Top 40 Artist of the Year (alongside Lorde, Avicii, Austin Mahone), Breakthrough Top 40, & Breakthrough AC Artist of the Year.
In her long awaited sophomore album Ascension, released April 9, 2013, she reveals the hidden gems of her songwriting talent in a collection of songs that are memorable and unique in the music landscape. Themes from this album, delivered with simple sincerity in a complex musical arrangement, include the battles of every life: loneliness, faith, hope, rising above, and the possible risks of love's fleetingness.
Ascension has received critical acclaim as a strong album for both music and lyrics. For Ascension, Tesolin and producer Douglas Romanow, also from Toronto, developed an innovative sonic landscape that combines the poetry of her lyrics with elements of classical orchestra and electro-pop, (harp, cello mixed with electronic piano and synthesizer effects), and harmonizes with her operatically leaning mezzo soprano voice. This all leads to a refined piece of musical work where Tesolin's unforgettable voice resonates with elements of pop, rock, musical theatre, and crooner jazz.
"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.