Tenor Emilio Fina studied Voice and Opera Performance at the Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto Glenn Gould School under the careful guidance of esteemed vocal teacher Helen Simmie. Emilio sang his first opera role at the tender age of thirteen in Opera Mississauga’s production of Amahl and the Night Visitors where he had the title role. He has sung as the tenor soloist for Handel’s Messiah numerous times, Mozart’s Coronation Mass and has sung as the tenor soloist for J.S. Bach’s Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (Cantata no. 61). Other operatic roles have included Tamino in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Ferrando in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, Don Basilio & Don Curtzio in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Beppe in Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci, Gastone in Verdi’s La Traviata, Arturo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Count Amaviva in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville and Don Ramiro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola. Emilio has been described as having, “….a sweet tenor voice with great high notes and amazing breath control.”
As a soloist or principal character, Emilio has been engaged by several accomplished organizations that include, Brampton Lyric Opera, Pellegrini Opera, Brampton Symphony Orchestra, Brampton Concert Band, Brampton Musical Society, Royal Conservatory of Music Chamber Choir, Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra, Royal Opera Canada ( Opera Mississauga ), Opera York, Calbes Voice Studio Productions, Georgetown Choral Society, Toronto Opera Repertoire, Opera By Request, Opera in Concert, Toronto Festival Orchestra, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Kitchener Waterloo Community Orchestra, Stratford Symphony Orchestra, Holders Season Barbados and Opera Kitchener.
Emilio’s achievements as a Stage Director include Pucinni’s Madama Butterfly, Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, Donizetti’s Il Campanello, Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville and Verdi’s La Traviata.
In 2011 Emilio joined his colleagues to or a musical group called Airborne 11, which went on to win Global Television’s, Canada Sings. In 2012 Emilio was a finalist on CityTV’s, Canada’s Got Talent. Following CGT, Emilio was signed as an artist by Sony Music Canada and released his debut album, “O Sole Mio” with them in 2013. Emilio’s concert tour of his album had him performing from coast to coast in Canada, USA, Switzerland and France.