Local girl made good

Cinzia Lanza.  Photo by North Fylde Photographic Society
Cinzia Lanza. Photo by North Fylde Photographic Society
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Cinzia Lanza not only has the right surname for opera - remember Mario Lanza? - but an enviable five octave vocal range to match.

The coloratura singer is guest vocalist with The Ratpackers Swing & Bling! at Viva Blackpool tonight. It’s a brand new show (running to December 20) from the producers of the The Jerseys – Oh What A Nite and features modern and swing classics alongside operatic arias and all time favourites. Cinzia trained at Whittaker School of Dance and Drama and at 16 was playing drums, bass and singing back vocals at Blackpool Tower. “I always yearned to sing opera,” she admits. She’s already sung with Joe Longthorne and in musicals at the Grand.