Featuring Rosanna Riverso
Introducing Rosanna Riverso and her many talents.
The Gift of Christmas
Ring in the Holiday Season with the beautiful sounds of an award-winning artist.
A Christmas Time With You
The lush live instrumentation along with the stunning voices of Mark Masri.
Let There Be Peace
Listen to an enchanting and uplifting musical collection, including sacred arias.
About Rosanna Riverso
Everything about Rosanna Riverso is multidimensional…Her contrasting interests in academics and the arts; her opposing strengths of business savviness and creativity; her fusion of musical genres; her versatility in songwriting; and her multifaceted voice.
Rosanna explained that being raised by hardworking Italian parents, who had to find their own multiple strengths to make ends meet when they first immigrated to Canada, instilled in her a desire to be a “balanced” individual. As a teenager, although music, drama, and visual arts were her passion, she also placed an importance on her academic studies and indeed flourished at them, receiving numerous awards and being given the privilege of acting as class valedictorian. During her years at Wilfrid Laurier University, her scholastic success continued as she garnered various scholarships for achieving top marks in her class and was part of the minority of business students selected for the school’s renowned co-op program. It was during her co-op placement terms working in the field of marketing that Rosanna honed the skills she uses today in promoting herself and creating the prolific opportunities that allow her to capitalize on both her musical and business abilities.
After years of private classical music studies, Rosanna began experimenting with different genres of music. Anyone who has heard her sing an operatic aria followed by a contemporary ballad or swinging jazz standard is surprised and impressed by her vocal versatility and eclectic musical background and training. Rosanna’s extraordinary vocal talents were recognized at the 2011 Hamilton Music Awards as she won Best Female Vocalist of the Year, among two other nominations for her Contemporary Christian album “Let There Be Peace”. However, what truly sets this Italian-Canadian beauty apart from the rest is her strong songwriting. Her original jazz song “No More” was nominated for Best Jazz Recording at the 2007 Ontario Independent Music Awards. More recently, her original classical-crossover song “Notti Magiche” and her self-penned version of the sacred hymn “Ave Maria” were picked up by major record label EMI Netherlands for a CD compilation package called Romantic Voices, putting Rosanna in the great company of international artists like Il Divo, Placido Domingo, Paul Potts, Susan Boyle, and Sarah Brightman.