"Singing and Living with Passion"
A truly bold and passionate artist, willing to take on new challenges and risks, Victoria puts her heart and spirit into everything she performs, and is most drawn to beautifully orchestrated music with a positive message, and the potential for heights of drama and deep emotion, that allows her to immerse herself in the story or character, and that creates powerful moments to uplift and encourage others! Besides performing in stage productions, she has appeared at music festivals, private, corporate and special events, fundraisers and in churches. In concerts and recordings, you will often hear a beautiful and exciting selection of highlights ranging from moving opera arias from Madama Butterfly and La Traviata, operetta greats from Giuditta and Candide, Broadway hits from Cats, The Phantom of The Opera, and The Sound of Music, to unforgettable crossover songs also sung by Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban and IL Divo, and beloved Neapolitan and art songs made famous by opera singers such as Luciano Pavarotti and Joan Sutherland! Being a woman of faith, and having sung in churches since the age of 7, Victoria also loves to share Christian contemporary songs and hymns, and sometimes shares entertaining favorites from Disney and other animated films! As a recording artist, Victoria has created numerous recordings throughout the years in her Victorian home's studio, as well as at Jukasa Studios and Phase One Studios in Toronto, some of which she has freely shared on YouTube and SoundCloud! Victoria has fun collaborating with electronic dance music and modern composers, and has multiple songs available for purchase on iTunes and other platforms, with new releases in the works! She has appeared as a soloist with symphony orchestras in the U.S. such as Lake Union Civic Orchestra, The Mahler Festival Orchestra, Rainier Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Sinfonietta, Northwest Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Chamber Ensemble, and in Canada with the Mississauga Symphony, Brampton Symphony and London Community Orchestra. She has performed at the Mahler Festival, Festa Italiana, Festival of The Sound and Carassauga, Festival of Cultures. A sampling of Victoria's performances with orchestra and in theatre have included: Vanessa in Samuel Barber’s opera (Vanessa), (Four Last Songs) by Richard Strauss, First soprano: “Magna Peccatrix” in Gustav Mahler’s, (8th Symphony of a Thousand), Gustav Mahler’s, (2nd Symphony), L.V. Beethoven’s, (9th Symphony), Samuel Barber’s, (Knoxville Summer of 1915), Madame Herz in W.A. Mozart’s, (The Impresario), Six Richard Strauss songs in concert, Roles in Gilbert and Sullivan operettas: Josephine in (H.M.S. Pinafore), Mable in (The Pirates of Penzance), Rose Maybud in (Ruddigore), Peep-Bo (The Mikado), Lilly in Lucy Simon’s musical, (The Secret Garden), and Mrs. Nordstrom in Steven Sondheim’s musical, (A Little Night Music). When she is not performing, and inspiration strikes, Victoria enjoys writing songs, creative and inspirational writing, and also collaborates with creative photographer friends in front, or behind the camera, as well as reading meaningful literature, cooking, travelling, and spending quality time with her husband, family, friends, and adored cats. Victoria strongly believes that every life has deep meaning and a unique purpose and mission, and genuinely feels fortunate to be able to share her love of dynamic and uplifting music, and much-needed messages of faith, hope and love with others in whatever capacity she is blessed to! (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV Bible) "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares The Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Victoria stands firmly on this promise!