As a Bolivian-American artist trained in the opera and theater world, Gian-Carla Tisera's subversive musical prowess is the result of two worlds colliding to create a powerful, dynamic and groundbreaking fusion of Opera, Bolivian folk music and Latin jazz. 'Son Montuno' embraces operatic Verdi melodies, Bolivian, original and Latin American songs explode with symphonic passion and spoken word is embraced in a fury of sounds and textures. Gian-Carla's debut album 'Nora la Bella' is a ravishing musical feat where she is joined by twice Grammy-nominated Elio Villafranca as her co-producer and by some of the best talent in the Latin jazz industry. The album will be released September, 2014.
"Tisera's vocal power and clarity, and equal amounts of glamour and grit...embodies all, deliciously waxing and waning through...a bright gem of a performance." - Jon Sobel, Classical Lite (New York)
"Tisera singing with thrilling yet superbly refined emotion." - Jan Fairley, Edinburgh International Music Festival (Scotland)
"...the lovely Gian-Carla Tisera (sings) like the proverbial bird with stunning power and warmth." - Stuart Duncan, Princeton Music Festival (New Jersey)
"Tisera gave this concert a "je ne sais quoi" with an interpretative force in unison with that of an operatic heroine." - Marc Ayral, Sylvanès International Music Festival (France)