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  • David Spadavecchia

A Wicked Game of Voices and Souls



PHOTO BY SERGIO D. SPADAVECCHIA

ViVA is an extraordinary vocal group expanding the boundaries of the classical crossover music. Comprised of three sopranos, this all-female trio’s music and stunning sound is inspired by fellow crossover artists such as Il Divo, The Tenors and Evanescence.

The ladies of ViVA have been trained and educated at some of the world’s most celebrated music institutions: The Royal Conservatory of Music, University of Toronto and University of British Columbia. They have each performed individually in acclaimed opera and concert hall stages such as the Toronto Operetta Theatre, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, the Orpheum in Vancouver, the Rudolphinum in Prague, Aldeburgh Festival in the UK, and New York’s Chautauqua Festival.


Sopranos Anna Bateman and Katya Tchoubar were previously members of the vocal group NARIA, which recorded two self-released albums and performed regularly in Canada, Europe and the United States. As well as having their own concert series, NARIA did a number of corporate events sponsored by such companies as General Motors, KIA and Alcon to name a few. In 2011, NARIA was selected from hundreds of competitors to showcase at Midem, one of the world’s largest music conferences held in Cannes, France. They were also selected to showcase in Ohio at the Ohio Arts Presenters Network.

In 2015, Bateman and Tchoubar decided that it was time to take their singing careers to the next level, and with the addition of the seasoned mezzo-soprano, Erin Fisher, ViVA was born.

With perfect complementary strengths, palpable chemistry and undeniably sensational sound, this dynamic and strikingly talented trio has hit the ground running. In less than a year, ViVA has taken center stage at such prestigious venues as Toronto’s Palais Royale, Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church and Casa Loma. Their enthralling live performances feature up to two hours of classical and crossover repertoire and they are never fearful of throwing in an dazzling jazz number. In concert at Casa Loma, the ladies serenaded a mesmerized audience of over 1000 people, moving many to tears with their spectacular voices and remarkable stage presence.

That performance has been featured on Toronto’s CityTV, CityNews and more recently the group was featured in the Toronto Star. ViVA’s incredible sound and personality has made a strong start in their social media outreach. Currently, they have over 15K Twitter followers, 5K Facebook fans and over 60K views on their YouTube channel, featuring their most viewed video of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”.

They kicked off 2016 with a YouTube release of “Hallelujah” live in concert, followed by the release their first three singles: “Hello,” “What a Wonderful World,” and “Wicked Game.” This indie trio is working hard on their future singles, but they’re also preparing for a busy performance schedule in the Fall, where they will be featured at the Living Arts Centre with Maestro Rozbicki’s Celebrity Symphony Orchestra, and on a televised broadcast of the Toronto Polish Festival.

ViVA sings everything from opera to pop, always bringing a classical or cinematic feeling to their music. With their powerful and soulful voices this trio of sirens will lead you to a place of place of sheer auditory ecstasy. With music director, Mark Camilleri, ViVA is now working on their debut album and are also hard at work on their next 2 singles. Follow ViVA on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, and sign up for their newsletter, so you don’t miss their next releases. It’s going to be epic!


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