"Young Greek-Cypriot Australian Soprano Lirico, Christiana Aloneftis “has an exceptionally warm, expressive soprano voice…. She performs with poise and graceful, nuanced phrasing” – Joyce DiDonato.
Currently based in Munich, she is training on invitation at the Bayerische Staatsoper, after having completed further studies on full scholarship at the prestigious École Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot in Paris (2017). Aloneftis graduated from the University of Melbourne and Monash University (Australia) with a BMus and a DipLang Adv. Italian (2013) and a Master of Interpreting and Translation degree from Monash University (2014). She is fluent in five languages.
The “genuine discovery…who perform(s) with a captivating stage presence, both in her personality and richly-coloured voice” (Wiesbadener Tagblatt), has performed a variety of roles including Barbarina (Weimar 2015), Musetta (Connecticut Lyric Opera 2016), Zerlina, Susanna, Despina (North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra 2016), Annina with Opera Classica Europa / Rhein-Main Philharmoniker Frankfurt (2017) and Tsarevna in the Australian premiere of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Kashchey the Immortal at the Melbourne Recital Centre (2018) where she was noted for “float(ing) the voice with seemingly cautious delicacy, the top range clear and projecting strongly.”
A semi-finalist in the Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award (2019), Christiana Aloneftis won the Wagner Society Victoria AUS Young Artist Award (2018), was a finalist in the 2017 Australian Opera Awards and winner of the Acclaim Rotary Scholarship (2017) and that same year made her US debut with Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. She won the 2016 Mike Walsh Fellowship Award and the 2015 Cyprus Vocal Scholarship Competition.
More recently, in 2019, she made two professional oratorio debuts as soprano soloist in the Requiem (KV 626 Mozart) with the Cyprus Philharmonic Orchestra and in the Coronation Mass (KV 317 Mozart) in Munich.
In addition to her formal studies, the young soprano participated in various masterclasses: Accademia Teatro alla Scala Intensive Bel Canto Course (2014), Luciana Serra (2014), Cyprus National Symphony Orchestra Masterclass series (2015), Lella Cuberli (2015), Aris Christofellis (2015), Dimitri Kavrakos (2017), Barbara Frittoli (2019) and Giovanna Canetti (2019).
She has appeared as a soloist and featured guest in: Apollon International Magazine (Cyprus), Volksfreund (Germany), Wiesbadener Tagblatt (Germany), local Melburnian press: Neos Kosmos, Il Globo, The Melbourne Observer (Australia) as well as broadcasts by 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne, SBS Radio Greek and Italian, 3ZZZ Radio Melbourne and Rete Italia.
Although, her young performance career takes centre stage, the young soprano is not only a “…gorgeous, resonant soprano voice perform(ing) with strong musical and dramatic commitment” (Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute). She is passionate about libretto and its centrality in enhancing operatic performance.
Christiana Aloneftis is fast establishing herself in the international theatre world as an Italian and English Lyric Diction Coach. Please visit LYRIC DICTION for more details and to book your free 30-minute discovery session today.
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Please note, due to COVID-19 current and future engagements have been either cancelled and/or postponed.