Category: Professional / Opera
The Semi-Final Round
My name is Andrea Pinna, I was born in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy, on 17/08/69. My artistic career was born casually at the age of 33 years after an unplanned exhibition in a tourist village.
The experience was surprising because I felt a wonderful emotion in singing in front of an
audience. Since then I began the study of lyrical singing supported by valid and experienced
singing teachers, who have followed and introduced me to characters from the world of
opera. With tenacious commitment and sacrifice, in a short time I had the opportunity to sing
on important stages such as:
Milan - Parma - Bologna - Palermo - Sassari and of course in my city Cagliari, where I have
wonderful memories of my real audience, who saw me born artistically, and I will never
forget it. This passion of mine brought me in September 2012 to the production of a CD that
had a flattering sales success.
In the same year I was cast in one Musical company that performs in various musical shows important and highly sought after.
Mine is a path in continuous growth and with a great desire to improve, I continue to take lessons and to study with enthusiasm. In March 2014, I moved with my family to Edmonton,the most important city in the Alberta region of Canada. After an initial period of settling, I was contacted, at the end of my performance in a gala evening, organized by the Italian community, by the artistic director of the largest opera company in the city "Edmonton Opera" who offered me the audition to enter to be part of the lyrical chorus where I still work and collaborate in all their productions of important works. With this important company, I
collaborate in a series of concerts as a soloist, which take place throughout the year. Parallel to the commitment with Edmonton Opera, I carry on a concert schedule as a soloist that allows me to collaborate with other important musical realities that work and are well represented in the operatic repertoire of the city. In August 2016 I was cast by the company "Pop Goes The Opera" to play the main role of "Turiddu" in "Cavalleria Rusticana" by P. Mascagni, it was a wonderful experience that I remember with pleasure and emotion, it was a flattering success that he gave me so much satisfaction.
In August 2017 the same company signed me again to play the main role of "Canio" in "Pagliacci" by R. Leoncavallo.
Here too the success was remarkable, filling my heart with joy, and strengthening even more, if there was need, the certainty that the results come only after a lot of work, and this I think is my humble opinion and example.
These are the most important events I have participated in since 2009, in Italy and in Canada.
Italian experiences from 2009 to 2014
Recital on "Claudio Villa" Made at the convention center “Fiera Campionaria” Of Cagliari,
"Evening at the Opera" Realized theater “ex Vetreria Pirri” Cagliari, Sardinia.
"Opera Concert” Realized "Piccolo Auditorium" Theater Cagliari, Sardinia.
June, November 2011
Participation Show "Dancing and singing the 60s" Made “Palazzo dei Congressi” Cagliari,
"Opera Concert" Made Civic of Cagliari Theater, Cagliari, Sardinia.
"Regional Competition lyric voices" Made Theater "Massimo" of Cagliari Sardinia.
Recording work with the record label "Green Studio" CD with the title
"Dolce canto ..." containing 13 tracks including 12 covers of the classical repertoire and an
produced by "Green Studio"
"Opera concert" "Sardegna Store"
"Christmas Concert" Church of Bonaria Cagliari with the participation of the choir of the
church of Bonaria.
"Lirica in Piazza" Opera Concert
Experiences in Canada from 2014 to today
Participation in the fundraising event for the earthquake in Chile, representing Italy
Made Chilean Cultural Center hall in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
"Opera Concert" Italian Community
"Gala evening" Anniversary association C.I.F.E.S. Made in the hall of the S.M.Goretti cultural
Chamber of Commerce
"Opera Concert" Realized Teatro Centro Culturale Italiano for the visit of the Italian Consul in
the city of
"Consular Window" Edmonton / Vancouver Organization.
"Devonian Garden" Wine Tasting and Italian Music
"Edmonton Opera" organization
"Opera Concert Churchill Square”
"Edmonton Opera" organization.
Participation in the "Heritage Festival" in Italy Representation of "Hawrelak Park" Edmonton.
"Opera Concert Parco Caboto" Edmonton Festival
"Viva Italia, viva Edmonton"
"Opera Concert Italian community,Latin American community”
"Opera Concert “Sapori D'Italia”
"Opera Concert" The event
"Pop Goes The Opera" with the main role of "Turiddu" In "Cavalleria Rusticana" by P.Mascagni.
Fringe festival Edmonton.
Collaboration with "Edmonton Opera" as chorister, for the 2014/2015 season and 2015/2016
with the participation in the Works:
Maria Stuarda by G. Donizetti,
Turandot by G.Puccini,
La Cenerentola by G. Rossini.
"Pop Goes The Opera" with the main role of "Canio" In "Pagliacci"
by R. Leoncavallo.
Fringe festival Edmonton.
October 2017 - March 2018
"Opera Concert A Night at the Opera" McDougall United Church
"The Edmonton Metropolitan Orchestra" Edmonton.
Collaboration with "Edmonton Opera" as chorister, for the 2016/2017 season with the
participation in the
Les Felluetes by M. Bouchard,
Don Giovanni by W.A. Mozart.
December 2016 - February 2018
"Opera Concert Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute"