Appassionante are an Italian musical trio recognized as the first female group of opera-pop crossover in the world, consisting of Giorgia Villa light soprano, Mara Tanchis dramatic soprano and Stefania Francabandiera spinto soprano.
Appassionante established themselves on the international scene very quickly thanks to their unique style which fuses different musical genres together such as opera, sacred, pop, classical, epic, neapolitan, rock, musicals, bolero, folk and flamenco, among others.
Additionally, thanks to their performances of iconic songs such as Puccini’s “Nessun Dorma”, Albinoni’s “Adagio”, De Curtis’s “Torna a Sorrento”, R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly”, Queen’s “The Show Must Go On”, as well as their own original compositions such as “Salve”, “Sete”, “Memories of You”, “You and Me” and “Apasionante” (their first song in Spanish); and finally to musical theater songs like “The Phantom of the Opera”, “Memory” and “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina” by Andrew Lloyd Webber; and “I Dreamed a Dream” by Claude Michel Schönberg.
Let’s not forget how the three artists are involved in the social and in the community: they are always there during events about "Violence against Women".
Here are a few participations in Italy: La Kore-Oscar de la Moda 2006 in the breathtaking scenario of the Teatro Greco in Taormina; Premio Cultura Nel Mondo award in 2017; “Ambassadors of the Italian culture in the world” award in the TV show Unomattina (RaiUno); 2017 also marks their participation and performance at the official ceremony of the XXI Premio Nazionale di Teatro Luigi Pirandello in the presence of the Italian President Sergio Mattarella; Performance at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome and for the Mediaset press conference in occasion of the soccer World Cup 2018; Special guests in the TV show Matrix Chiambretti in April 2018; Part of the cast of #CR4 La Repubblica delle Donne, a prime time TV Show on Rete4 season 2018-2019. They have been part of #CR4 La Repubblica delle Donne, a prime time TV show airing on Rete4 for the whole 2019 and 2020 TV seasons with unforgettable songs like "La cura", "Che bambola", "Bella ciao"...
Appassionante are made up of Giorgia, Mara and Stefania, three singers that with their unique differences and ability to fuse colored tessituras between their voices, capture all of the passion and energy of Italian lyrical music by blending elegance and femininity, and tradition with modernity.
All started in Rome in 2002, from the vision of the Italian producer Mauro Borzellino and his label Overlook Italia. The idea was to create a crossover genre based on classic-pop and performed by three Mediterranean women, three very skilled lyrical singers.
This unusual mix between lyrical music and pop music immediately generated interest and curiosity: the three girls soon started to perform in many festival and shows; since then they started touring Italy and the world showing their own uniqueness. Their unquestionable scenic and esthetic presence is emphasized and enriched thanks to the co-operation with the Italian fashion stylist Marella Ferrera who has shaped and modelled their esthetic essence by evoking the '500, the era when corset as a costume and opera as a musical genre were born.