“Alyssa DiMarco’s light, clear soprano voice and playful stage presence brought life to Gershwin’s songs. Her vocal range was on display, from sultry low tones to bell-like clarity in the upper register.” (Barrie Advance, 2019)
With “a flexibility and range that are remarkable for her age” (Greater Hamilton Musician), Alyssa DiMarco is a talented Canadian soprano, who brings her “light, clear soprano voice and playful stage presence” (Barrie Advance) to her diverse performance experience in concert, opera, music theatre, and jazz. Miss DiMarco has performed with the Toronto Concert Orchestra, Tafelmusik, the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, the Rose Orchestra of Brampton, and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. She has also starred in several solo performances at venues such as the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, the Gladstone Hotel, and Casa Loma, where she performed favourites from the twenties and thirties, featuring the music of Kurt Weill, Cole Porter and George Gershwin, under the baton of Maestro Kerry Stratton.
Most recently, Alyssa’s 2019 season included a solo performance with the Toronto Concert Orchestra for their Gershwin Greats concert, and the world debut of the Canadian composer William Lavigne’s new musical Jack & the Beanstalk in the role of Luanda. She was also featured as the soprano soloist in Faure’s Requiem with the Rose Orchestra of Brampton.
Alyssa graduated with her Bachelor of Music from Oklahoma City University’s renowned Opera and Music Theater program, where she studied under the guidance of Dr. David Herendeen. In Oklahoma she was featured as Johanna in Sweeney Todd, Maria in West Side Story, Olympia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, and Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. She also holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music, where she studied with Dr. Darryl Edwards. Alyssa has sung in masterclasses with acclaimed Metropolitan Opera sopranos Rita Shane, Mary Jane Johnson and Sarah Coburn.
As an actress, Miss DiMarco has been seen in American Lawman (Discovery ID), Collision Course (MUCH), and Forbidden (Discovery ID) as well as national commercials for Microsoft, Cineplex, and Lenovo. Alyssa also voiced the character of Candy in the pilot of Brain Power’s Star & Kobe. Most recently, Alyssa was featured as Officer Diaz in Untold Stories of the ER on TLC.
Alyssa has a passion for teaching voice to young singers. She also finds joy working with Smile Theatre, a non-profit organization that brings professional performances to seniors in long-term care. Alyssa works for Fantasy Fables Children’s Entertainment, where she plays the roles of Snow White from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Belle from Beauty and the Beast and Princess Anna from Frozen. She loves making “dreams come true” at SickKids Hospital, McMaster Children’s Hospital, and with the Make a Wish Foundation in Toronto.