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VOCALIST
mezzo-soprano
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Welcome To The Cabaret
Nov 30, 2018
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Famous Queen, Heroines and Fallen Women
March 8, 2019
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A Night At The Opera
April 26, 2019
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Originally from Portland, Oregon, Paula began her  singing career in San Francisco, there to earn her Masters Degree in Opera Performance. She has a deep passion for performing a wide variety of musical styles, seeking opportunities in chamber music, baroque, contemporary and opera. Paula has performed with a number of San Francisco music companies. Since moving to Toronto, where she lives with her family, Paula performs mostly in the Greater Toronto area.   Keep reading:  Experience + Awards
Paula Arciniega
For the past 10 years Paula Arciniega has been weaving together two artistic paths; one as a vocalist and the other as a painter. Paula’s creative career started with music, earning herself a Masters Degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Since that time she has found a potent synergy between visual art and music: with music as her painting muse, and with painting's tactile experience with colour and emotion informing her musical sensibility.

vocal Experience

Toronto City Opera: Carmen, Carmen, 2016/17
Toronto City Opera: Die Fledermaus, Prince Orlofsky, 2015/16
Hamilton Philharmonic: Soloist James Sommerville Farewell Gala
San Francisco Conservatory: Old Maid and the Thief - Miss Todd, St. John Passion - Alto Solos, Semele – Juno, Coronation of Popea - Ottavia
Modesto Opera: Hansel and Gretel – Hansel
Livermore Valley Opera: Carmen – Mercedes
Berkeley Opera: Carmen - Mercedes, Carmen (understudy), Chorus
Pocket Opera: Oberto - Imelda/Chorus, Onegin – Chorus , La Traviata - Chorus, Dancing Gypsy, Carmen – Chorus
San Francisco Philharmonic: A Midsummer Nights' Dream - Fairy Chorus

theatre + Dance

Thrillpeddlers: Torture of Cavaradossi – Sylvie, Shocktoberfest - Crush Girl
Shotgun Players: Medea - Organist, Slave
Ballet 15 years formal training, jazz 2 years, Flamenco 2 years, Piano 30+ years informal training.

References

Stephen Smith, Laura Tucker, Wendy Nielsen, Michael Colgrass, Beatrice Carpino, Jane Randolph, Hermann LeRoux, Pamala Fry, Dorothy Fisher-Jones.

EDUCATION

San Francisco Conservatory of Music:
Masters Degree in vocal performance 2002-2004
Bachelor Degree in vocal performance 1998-2001

awards + Memberships

San Francisco Conservatory scholarship recipient 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Mille Femme Toronto, honoured member 2008
Toronto Heliconian Club Member since 2014 (Music & Art Divisions)