Kyrenia Opera is pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 Cyprus Vocal Scholarship Competition. The competition aims to encourage and support young vocalists who are citizens of the Republic of Cyprus and to introduce them to respected experts on classical singing in the United States. The competition’s prestigious judging panel was comprised of international baritone William Stone and Metropolitan Opera soprano Maureen O’Flynn.
First prize in the University/College Division is presented to soprano Christiana Aloneftis, with an award of $750.00. In addition to the monetary award, the singer has an invaluable opportunity for a consultation with the judges.
Kyrenia Opera’s mission is to forge an artistic connection between New York and Cyprus, through dynamic productions and educational outreach to children and adults. We congratulate the recipient of this year's award and look forward to announcing the 2015 Cyprus Vocal Scholarship Competition.
Twenty-three year old Greek-Cypriot Australian Soprano, Christiana Aloneftis, currently based in Germany, completed a Bachelor of Music with First-Class Honors and a Language Diploma at The University of Melbourne in 2012. In October 2014, she graduated with her Master of Interpreting and Translation (Italian-English) degree from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. In Melbourne, Christiana studied under the guidance of dramatic coloratura Margaret Haggart who was instrumental in encouraging the young soprano’s vocal and artistic development. Christiana is fluent in Italian, Greek, and English and has also studied a minor in French. Read more ...