Australian/Cypriot Mezzo Soprano Shakira Tsindos was a 2021/2022 young artist with the National Opera Studio, an emerging artist with Oxford International Song Festival and is a Samling Artist.
Recent engagements Include Hänsel HÄNSEL UND GRETEL for Opera Holland Park, Second Witch DIDO AND AENEAS for Waterperry Opera Festival, a tour of OPERA HIGHLIGHTS with Scottish Opera, Suzy & Lolette LA RONDINE for IF Opera, the title role CARMEN for Opera Loki, Zerlina DON GIOVANNI for Merry Opera, Dorabella COSÌ FAN TUTTE for MOF, Dorothée CENDRILLON & Alisa in LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR for Victorian Opera (Australia), and Agatha the Cat BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON for Opera Australia.
On the concert platform Shakira made her Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra debut as the mezzo soprano soloist in the world premiere of Teresa Barlow Requiem 2020, Mozart Missa Brevis in D minor in Norway, Handel Messiah and Vivaldi Gloria.
Shakira’s principal work has spanned across various companies in Australia including Opera Australia, Victorian Opera, and as a soloist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. While at the National Opera Studio Shakira performed with the English National Opera, Scottish Opera, Welsh National Opera and Opera North.
Shakira won the Nigel Beale First Prize at the 2021 Hurn Court Opera competition, is an award holder with: Help Musicians UK, the Tait Memorial Trust and the Australian Music Foundation. She holds a Masters of Performance from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.