Teresa Tucci is a highly talented Italian-Canadian soprano who has made a name for herself in the world of opera, operetta, musical theatre, acting, and dance. With her impressive range and versatility, she has taken on leading roles such as Diana in L’arbore di Diana with the New England Conservatory and Christine in The Phantom of the Opera, both during her undergraduate degree and professionally with Opera on the Avalon in Newfoundland, Canada.
In addition to her impressive resume, Teresa was also selected as Lucie Manette in the world premiere of Victor Davies and Eugene Benson's opera A Tale of Two Cities, which was premiered with the Summer Opera Lyric Theatre in Toronto in 2016. She has also had the privilege of working with Canadian composers Daniel Abrahamson and Ashley Botting through the Canadian Musical Theatre Project, where she originated the role of Heather and workshopped the new musical The Stars of Mars. Her performance was so outstanding that Daniel invited her to perform solo selections of this new work at Feinstein's/54 Below in NYC. Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Teresa continued to showcase her talent through various virtual concerts and benefit performances. She was a featured soloist for the Omni Arts Foundation’s virtual concert series “Lean on Me” for COVID-19 relief and performed benefit concerts supporting mental health awareness with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. She also participated in seasonal pantomime musicals in Toronto to support and encourage youth to come to the theatre.
Teresa holds an Honors Bachelor of Music & Theatre degree from Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, and a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory of Music. During her time in Boston, she had the privilege of studying under the renowned tenor, Bradley Williams. Currently, she is pursuing an Advance Diploma in Operatic Performance under the guidance of the incredibly knowledgeable Dr. Darryl Edwards. This season at U of T Opera, she has been cast in all three operas, playing the roles of Elena in Il Capello di paglia di Firenze, Daphne in the student-composed opera Lysistrata, and La Fée in Cendrillon. She recently appeared in the scenes program at the Richard Bradshaw Theatre, where she was featured as Servilia in a scene from Il Clemenza di Tito and Marie Antoinette in The Ghosts of Versailles. In 2022 and 2023, Teresa won 1st place in her category in the Nouvelle Etoilles International Youth Music Competition. Additionally, she was a finalist and award winner in the artist division of the 2023 Camille Coloratura Awards, making her the youngest in her age category.
Teresa has been guided by many influential artists in the classical, musical theatre, and mainstream pop industries. Her first voice teacher was Deanna Pauletto, who introduced her to Quinn Kelsey. She was honoured to work closely with Maestro Jeffrey Huard on her Canadian debut as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera with Donna Fletcher directing the production. In 2018, she collaborated with producers of Ariana Grande and Maroon 5 to write and record original mainstream music. Teresa is excited to work with internationally acclaimed baritone Russell Braun and director Jennifer Tarver for the University of Toronto's November opera production.
Teresa has been featured in numerous commercials and TV shows in both Canada and the US. Her most recent TV appearance was in Season 7 of the Discovery Channel's "Fear Thy Neighbor" where she played a principal role. Miss Tucci has a unique ability to transition seamlessly from opera to musical theatre, which allows her to explore and share various musical styles.