Anita & Michael collectively have over 30 years experience in the entertainment industry. They joined forces after performing together where they realised they were destined to create the duo Copanello.
After 4 years of partnership & exposure, Copanello’s passion and dedication has led them to performing to audiences of over 20,000.
These performances include singing for the US Consul General & Opera Australia Awards Committee, with Opera Australia artists Nicole Youl & Michael Lewis at ‘Opera in the Arboretum’, closing act at Lights of Christmas Carols - St. Mary’s Cathedral for last three years, corporate events and lead roles of “Queen of the Night’ and ‘Monostatos’ in Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’.
Copanello are a unique and talented team. They cleverly offer something for everyone in the audience, from popular music to the more operatic classics, they do it all and with style.
Their Australian credits include ‘One Woman & Two Divas’, ‘Steam Diva & Dr Lucifer’, soloists in Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute' & Robert Louis Stevenson’s 'Jekyll & Hyde', 'Sweeney Tod', 'The Merry Widow', 'Evita', 'Oliver', Menotti's 'Help! Help! The Glogolinks!, 'MILF', Festival Acts at Ironfest 2018 and instate regional events, with artists Amelia Farrugia (Principal Soloist Opera Australia), Rita Hunter CBE (International Opera Soloist & Diva), and Dorian Mode (ABC Australian Jazz Artist).
Training includes Associate Music & Licentiate Diploma in Singing from AMEB. Operatic performance training Central Coast Opera, classical voice training CC Conservatorium, Jazz Vocalist training and performance Coaching Sydney Sings.
Through their passionate connection Anita and Michael’s voices blend to soaring heights. Their meticulous harmonies and stage presence stir emotions buried deep to leave you feeling free.
“Michael James & Anita de Lisen make a delightful pairing as COPANELLO. They have crafted an entertaining & popular show, presenting a wide range of musical repertoire” Amelia Farrugia (Sydney Sings)
'What a fantastic concert you gave us, the feedback has been fantastic and a credit to your vocal skills. As a team you exude friendship with a professional presentation. Thank you for coming to Pearl Beach to perform. ' Lynne Lillico (Pearl Beach Progress Association)
"Copanello never ceases to amaze me. From their professionalism off stage to their skill onstage, they are a unique and talented performance team. Their hours of rehearsal pays off and is evident with each soaring note and meticulous harmony. Michael has such a rich and deep voice, effortlessly striking each note. Anita has, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful voices on circuit. They cleverly offer something for everyone in the audience, from popular music to the more operatic classics, they do it all. And with style." Sandy Bigara StarViking
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