The Lyric-coloratura Soprano Venicia Sandria Rasmussen was born in California, USA in a musical Sicilian and Danish Family. Her vibrant upbringing and vast classical innovative education, was nurtured in preserving, the world of aesthetics, music, history, the arts, philanthropy, languages, and culture.
She began playing piano audio deductible at age four, after memorizing her sister playing Mozart and the organ tones of Bach at her church. Venicia´s passion for music, awakened within her first lessons of Violin, at age of 7, with a Russian/Armenian Professor and Inventor Gregory Shir. With 11 years, she performed a solo and duo program of „Concertos“ from Vivaldi and Paganini and partook in Regional Competitions, throughout Los Angeles. At the age of 15, her natural singing voice flourished, while performing internationally as a Soprano-soloist and choir-singer, with the uprising Chamber Ensemble and Girls’ Choir of San Marino, CA Middle School under the baton of Director Howard Cheung. Venicia performed in Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano (Rome), in Basilica di San Marco (Venezia) on Easter, and the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (Florence) in 2000.
With age sixteen, Venicia started professional voice lessons, at the prominent Los Angeles High school of the Arts. She sang her first full-staged Opera “Die Fledermaus” in the Full Circle Opera Program with director Stephanie Vlahos and portrayed roles such as; Contessa in “Le Nozze de Figaro“ from Mozart (...)
"Venicia Sandria Rasmussen sang die Arie der Pamina („Ach ich fühl's!“) mit lieblich klingender Emphase und leuchtenden Farben in der warmen Mittelage. Ihr natürlicher Sopran erfüllte den sonnenfluteten Staatspark."
"Venicia Sandria Rasmussen gab die Arie der Violetta aus „La Traviata“ mit einem sicheren und dramatisch gefärbten Sopran, der bis in die Höhen in einem angenehmen Timbre blieb. Das Stück war Emotion pur..."