Riki Turofsky is a survivor who has faced down the darkest of challenges to create a positive future. In her uplifting narrative about loss, disloyalty, self-preservation, glamour, success, and love, Turofsky chronicles her tragedies as well as triumphs as she journeys from childhood into womanhood and evolves from a young, insecure woman into a confident opera singer.
Turofsky begins by detailing a childhood overflowing with happiness and security, fun-filled family car trips, scrumptious food, and much music that unfortunately came to an abrupt and tragic end with the loss of both parents—one from suicide. As she describes her days living with a foster family where she somehow found solace and healing through music, two failed marriages marked by betrayal, her pursuit of an unlikely career while raising a child as a single mother, and unfathomable grief after the heartbreaking loss of her daughter, Turofsky offers hope and inspiration as she provides a glimpse into how she managed to push beyond her pain each time and rebuild her life.
Aria: Song of a Life shares the multi-layered, fascinating story of a beloved opera singer’s life journey as she overcomes the odds, realizes acclaim, and discovers the power of love.