Album Title: Rock The Throne
Street Date: April 4th 2014
Genre: Operatic Rock
01 - Zombie
02 - On The Brink
03 - Creep
04 - Show Must Go On
05 - In Silence (Agagio)
06 - My Beloved (Moonlight Sonata)
07 - Seduction (Habanera)
08 - Rage
09 - Heartbreak (Ah! Nin Credea Mirarti)
10 - Desperation
11 - Defiance (O Fortuna)
12 - I Won't Stop Believin
Award winning Italian born, Canadian raised PATRIZIA is in a nutshell a "Rock Opera Goddess"! Often referred to as the female Freddie Mercury, PATRIZIA's unique spine chilling 4-octave voice takes the listener into an emotional and impassioned journey. A musical visionary, a rebel soprano that breaks all rules, crosses forbidden boundaries by fusing opera, rock, metal, classical and techno dance elements creating a new genre in the music world.
Despite her many accolades PATRIZIA has a vision and a mission , that is to make classical music more mainstream and rid it of its elitist status by mixing it with other genres and updating it to relate to everyday people. "I want to connect with the common person on an emotional and visceral level," says PATRIZIA, "music used to break barriers, it's time we shed this last vestige of prejudice and embrace music on the basis of whether it moves us or not.”
Growing up a staunch rock n' roller, PATRIZIA paid her dues fronting rock bands -- until she heard a recording of the legendary soprano Maria Callas for the first time! Stunned by the power, beauty and range of emotion in what she heard, PATRIZIA immersed herself in opera, heart and soul. Seeking out the guidance of world-class instructors, PATRIZIA developed her incredible voice with trainers like Stephanie Bogle, John Hess, Stuart Hamilton, Alisa Palmer, Tom Diamond and Paula Suozzi, to name just a few, and subsequently starred in numerous operatic productions. Despite earning critical praise from her peers for her distinctive vocals and explosive stage presence, PATRIZIA could not let go of her first love: rock music. Upon realizing this creative void in her life, the concept of marrying her two greatest musical lovers was like having a light switch flipped 'on,' - this was what she was meant to do all along!
And what response! From vision to reality, PATRIZIA worked tirelessly to bring rock opera to life, and has a mile-long list of accomplishments and accolades to prove that, yes, the world needed this! Her first single Rage produced by the late Kenny McLean of Platinum Blonde led the way for PATRIZIA’s first album, “The Edge of Emotion,” produced by Paul Milner (Eddy Grant, Keith Richards, I Mother Earth) a collection of the most celebrated classical arias, performed with primal emotions set to classic rock instrumentation. Her last release, “My Beloved,” took PATRIZIA's rock opera vision to a whole new level, this time adding modern rock hits and even original songs next to revamped classical pieces. Produced by 5-time Grammy winner Steve Thompson (Metallica, Guns n' Roses, Madonna), the record truly brought to life her belief that opera is a living art form, integrable with rock, metal and industrial sounds, commanding, hip and important as ever.
PATRIZIA has also brought her passion to TV: her first video, “Rage” was featured at the 2001 Italian Film Festival and charted on Bravo! Television, where her second video, “Temptation” reached #1! Her most recent video, “Desperation” charted at #2 and was featured on BravoFact Presents: The Best Canadian Female Vocalists along artists such as Measha Brueggergosman.
Subsequently, she received a SOCAN award for her #1 song on Bravo! She has also been featured onOMNI1's Noi Oggi and even Fashion Television for her performance of Carmen's Habanera at FAT (Alternative Fashion Week), where she doubled as a model for Starkers Corsetry. Gwntertaiment magazine article "The New Women Of Canadiana" includes PATRIZIA as one of the top 10 Movers and Shakers in Canadian Music to watch for!
Never one to stagnate, PATRIZIA is currently working on a number of projects to be unveiled in 2014 each showcasing her magnificent voice, her fearless style, love for fashion and her larger than life persona – she is, after all, a diva through and through!
" The audience was fascinated and riveted.." (Chart Attack Magazine - CMW showcase)
"Patrizia*'s talent lies not only in her incredible vocal gift, but her ability to blend the classical with the modern in a unique and entertaining way...She took popular songs like *Beethoven's* "Moonlight Sonata" and Orff's* "O Fortuna" and sang them with a gritty, rock edge,rendering them into a category unto themselves." - *Addicted Magazine* *She's a female Freddie Mercury, a rock opera goddess"-** Joe Chisolm - Indiecan*
"Not since Queen have rock and opera been so fantastically paired and so fashionably presented. *Patrizia *applies her four octave range pipes to the most unexpected of rock and alternative songs, producing incredible results. "Thom Yorke, eat your heart out. That's a voice that needs to be heard to be believed. Just be prepared to be amazed." *Nadia Elkharadly*