|A true Artist with homegrown Canadian Talent
Canadian tenor Christopher Dallo, aged 23, has captured audiences internationally with his captivating voice. Holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an Honors Specialists in Music, his unique blend of opera and pop music has reached the ears of a wide spectrum of listeners. Christopher’s audience has ranged from the Lieutenant Governor and Premier of Ontario to worldly dignitaries such as the King, Princess and Maharaja of Dispur, India joined by their Royal Family. Most recently Christopher has performed for the former Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, and the former Prime Minister of Italy, Enrico Letta.
Christopher’s journey into singing did not begin with such prestigious audience members though. It starts in the year 2004, when Christopher was a long-haired twelve year old who joined his school choir. A teacher took interest in Christopher’s voice and encouraged him to continue on with it and so Christopher began to take vocal lessons. Shortly after his interest in music was sparked, he was accepted into St. Elizabeth Catholic High School for the Performing Arts. More specifically he was accepted into the Regional Arts Program, where his vocal career was joined with musical instruments and the theatre. At St. Elizabeth, Christopher was taught to interact with musical instruments and to use them just as he uses his voice, and to couple the voice with a stage presence that theatre demands. While still in high school Christopher began his singing journey with vocal teacher Elaine Overholt. Overholt has also worked with Tina Turner, the cast of ‘Hairspray’ including John Travolta, Michelle Pfieffer, and Zac Efron, she was also in charge of coaching the stars for the Oscar-winning film ‘Chicago’. As well, Christopher studies with Ermanno Mauro, leading tenor of the New Yorks Metropolitan Opera, and opera houses around the globe.
Christopher’s lessons paid off because in 2009 he was chosen to perform in David Foster’s Hit Man Tour. The tour included stars such as Deborah Cox, Sarah McLachlan, Ruben Studdard, Philip Bailey of Earth Wind and Fire, Peter Cetera of Chicago and The Tenors. This tour would be the first to launch him into the world of sharing the stage with many award-winning artists. Since then he has been onstage with artists like Ed Robertson from the Barenaked Ladies, Jim Cuddy from Blue Rodeo, Jully Black, Jose Feliciano, Mark Jordan, Amy Sky, Multi Platinum recording artist Josh Groban and toured through the United States with Jackie Evancho. Working with such varying artists, Christopher has learned to build a performance with a vast range of vocals and a blend of genres in order to give audience members a show that cannot be forgotten.
On Canada Day in 2012, Christopher performed for an audience of 25,000 when he headlined the evening concert in Markham. Since then he has appeared live on television and on radio across Canada and in the UK, reaching over 100,000 listeners and viewers, as well as being featured on Canadian CBC Network documentary, ‘The 40 Year Secret’. For this documentary, Christopher co-wrote, co-produced and performed the theme song ‘My First True Love’.
Christopher’s musical journey does not end there; Christopher released his first solo album entitled ‘Believe’. The album is executively and co-produced by Christopher, it also features original music arranged and written by him and features a wide variety of collaborating artists from Juno Award winner Robert Michaels, to James Robertson, producer to multi award winning rock group Down With Webster. With this album, Christopher daringly wanted to capture the wide range and essence of classical, opera, pop and contemporary music where he caters to an audience that enjoys a selection of genres. Christopher wows listeners of all ages while giving them the taste of multiple flavors and musical craftsmanship that he has to offer.
Although, he is a proud Canadian, his performances do not end in the North. He has performed sold out concerts across Canada, the USA, in Europe and throughout the Caribbean. Some of his highlighted performances have taken place at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh, The GM Place in Vancouver, the Prudential Center in New Jersey, the Forte Spagnolo in Abruzzo, Italy, Roy Thomson Hall and Casa Loma in Toronto and most recently the Illuminaqua Amphitheatre in Welland, Ontario where he joined pop tenor Mark Masri as a special guest on his PBS Concert special which was aired across North America. Christopher was appointed an 01 classification Visa for the United States where he has booked shows throughout 2015 and 2016.
As a musician Christopher wants nothing more than to continue to push boundaries and grow with his music. He will continually showcase his many different musical talents and approaches to music in his shows and recordings where he hopes to bring listeners on a passionate musical journey and give them a show that will leave them thoroughly entertained.
“The most important factor I have discovered about myself and my voice is that the greatest joy of all is being able to connect with people of all ages through my music. Something I will always continue to strive toward in order to never lose the bond with the audience, to fulfill them and make them happy”. – Christopher Dallo