An accomplished jazz vocalist with a unique talent for song interpretation Etta D’Elia has made an indelible impression in Perth as an Italian Singer in the decade since she moved here from her native country, Italy.
From an early age it seemed that Etta was naturally theatrical, so much so that by the age of five, visiting relatives would pay her money to tell jokes and stories. It wasn’t all for laughs, however, the power of music was also taking hold. By the age of six, Etta was taking piano lessons, a dedication to craft that was complemented by her enrolment at The Conservatorio, learning classical vocal training followed by a Master’s Degree in Music Education.
As an accomplished and skillful Italian Singer, Etta D’Elia was honoured to sing twice at the Vatican in Rome, both times her singing was broadcast live on prime RAI1 Television. In the 2004, she sang for Pope John Paul II and in the 2005, she performed for the show “Notte di Luce” in the presence of the Pope Benedict XVI. Etta has pursued jazz performances all around WA in duos, trios and quartets at venues such as The Ellington Jazz Club, The Crown, Pan Pacific, Ritz Carlton, Duke Of George, and The Lyrics Underground.
In 2014 at Perth Concert Hall, she performed solo for the “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff, and in 2018, Etta performed live for Telethon on Channel 9. Etta has recently presented her Italian Jazz Show “Buona Sera Signorina” at the Courtyard of the State Theatre Centre of WA for Fringe World 2023 with an attendance of more than 500 patrons.