Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and raised in San Diego, Ms. Paonessa briefly attended San Diego State College before leaving to tour nationally with an all-girl orchestra as a trumpet player and a professional singer. Her musical background would return one day in her outreach efforts.
President of the Burbank Civic Light Opera
Paul’s background before he was with BCLO: Paul toured with his musical parents and siblings as a child throughout the U.S., Paul also toured with Tyrone Power, Dame Judith Anderson, and Raymond Massey in "John Brown's Body" as a member of the Walter Schumann Chorale. Also Voice Coach for the "Young Americans" and Private Voice Teacher - 40 years.