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Biography

Alyson Spina is an Italian-Canadian soprano who originally hails from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Ms. Spina is known for “her ringing top, and a robust, vibrant chest voice,” as well as her delightful and engaging stage presence. Ms. Spina has sung operatic and concert repertoire worldwide, in countries such as Italy, Romania, Germany, Switzerland, Mexico, as well as regularly across Canada and the USA. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kings Theater, the Wang Center at Opera Naples, the Beacon Theater, the Four Seasons Centre, the Kupferberg Center for the Arts, the Romanian National Opera House, the Hungarian Opera Theatre of Cluj-Napoca, and many other reputable venues.

 

Performance highlights include her work as a featured artist with the Queens Symphony Orchestra, the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, the Metro Chamber Orchestra of Brooklyn, the New Jersey Metropolis Chamber Orchestra, the Astoria Choir & Orchestra, the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra, the Rockland County Choral Society, the Schiller Institute Chorus of New York, the Independent Symphony Orchestra of Baja California Sur, Ars Totus, Utopia Opera, Metro Youth Opera, and Amore Opera.

 

Notable operatic roles in her repertoire include Countess Almaviva, Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart), Donna Anna / Donna Elvira, Don Giovanni (Mozart), Blanche, Dialogues des Carmélites (Poulenc), First Lady Die Zauberflöte (Mozart), Alice Ford, Falstaff (Verdi), and the title role in Semiramide (Rossini).

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Ms. Spina holds a Bachelor of Music from Western University (London, ON), a Master of Music in Opera Performance from the University of Toronto (Toronto, ON), and a Diploma from the Aaron Copland School of Music (CUNY) in Queens, NY. She has sung for Opera NUOVA, the Center for Opera Studies in Italy, Montreal Fashion Week, Opera on the Avalon, the New York Opera Forum, the Bologna International Opera Academy, the Verbier Festival (Switzerland), Westchester Summer Vocal Institute, and several other opera and classical music initiatives. She holds a resident soprano position at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity on the Upper East Side of New York City.

 

In 2018 she placed as a regional New York finalist in the international Talents of the World Competition. Upcoming performances include L’Angelo (“The Angel”) in Respighi’s Laud to the Nativity, and her debut with Theatre Rudolstadt (Germany) as Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni in February 2020.