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Vivace is a modern thrilling combination of four unique and exceptional pop and classical singers. Based primarily out of Vancouver; Melody Courage, Tiffany Desrosiers, Marc Devigne, and Michael Cuifo first merged their talents in 2010 performing at the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. Since then, they have gone on to tour extensively through the United States and Canada, captivating audiences everywhere they go.

Vivace is the latest addition to the classical crossover/popera genre. Their stirring combination of powerful male voices and emotionally driven female vocals come together to create a sound that is exclusively their own. With a rich and diverse repertoire ranging from pop, to arias, to their own self-written material, Vivace undoubtedly puts a fresh new take on the classical and modern music of today.

 Bringing passion and virtuosity to their unique interpretations of romantic, classical, pop & opera favorites, simply put, Vivace is "The Voices".

Each member Vivace has a background in Opera, Broadway Musicals and the Classics. Together these artists radiant threads of pop, soul and classical influences into a luminous aural tapestry of power, performance and possibility.

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marc devigne

A classically trained tenor based in Toronto, Marc combines his traditional vocal training with a passion for contemporary pop music. His innate ability to apply his disciplined ear to more current styles has given him a broad range of appeal in both singing and crafting songs that transcend both genres. Working with acclaimed songwriters and musical performers such as Jim Brickman, Stephan Moccio, Mark Masri and Amy Sky, his original approach to contemporary pop classical music is turning heads everywhere. Unlike many tenors, Marc's voice possesses what the Italians refer to as "chiaroscuro", best described as a 'dark-light' sound. The vocal quality of this heart warming "chiaroscuro" sound as well as his smooth blend between pop and classical brings a modern romantic edge to Sotto Voce.

 


melody courage

Coloratura soprano Melody Courage received her degree and diploma in Opera Performance from the Vancouver Academy of Music after studying music at the University of British Columbia. She has performed professionally with Vancouver Opera since 2003, touring with their ensemble as ‘The Queen of the Night’ in an adaptation from Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Melody has performed many roles, including: Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Mozart’s Die Entführung and  Strauss’ Die Fledermaus. With a passion for her Metis heritage, Melody has performed with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s Planet Indigenous Festival. She was also selected to perform Reid’s The Spirit of Haida Gwaii for the opening of Vancouver’s Inaugural Cultural Olympiad. 

 


michael cuifo

Tenor, Michael Cuifo’s young career has explored performances across the globe, including an unforgettable performance at the age of 17 at the Pantheon in Rome, Italy. His sophomore album release of Momento debuted at #15 on the Canadian Classical charts. His most recent operatic performances include the role of “Alfredo” in La Traviata in celebration of Giuseppe Verdi’s 200th birthday in Fidenza, Italy and “Gernando” in the Canadian Premier of Rossini’s opera Armida with Opera in Concert. Dazzling audiences with his unique solo concerts, Michael has shared his music across North America, Europe, and Asia. His approachable and charming demeanor and his passion for music on all levels leave audiences wanting more

 

 


tiffany desrosiers

Soprano Tiffany Desrosiers received her Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of British Columbia. Tiffany recently performed the role of ‘Köningin der Nacht’ in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. She was a finalist in the 2012 Unsigned Only competition and received an honorary mention in the Vocal Performance category. During the 2010 BC Summer Games, Tiffany was handpicked to record and perform the theme song "Because We Dream". On three separate occasions, she won BC Provincials in Intermediate, Senior and National Classical Voice and later went on to represent British Columbia at the Nationals in New Brunswick. Tiffany’s talents have awarded her the opportunity to perform and collaborate with many well-known artists such as David Foster, Mark Masri, Ben Harper, Jackson Browne, Colin James and Loverboy.