A few words about the artist
Renowned Cypriot soprano Mariza Anastasiades recently received the “Laureate Prize” with the highest score in the category ‘Professional Opera Singers’ at the International Singing Competition Belgrade 2019.
In 2017 she had the honor to receive the 1st Prize at the International Singing Competition organized by the Danube Symphony Orchestra in Budapest.
Her repertoire spans from renaissance and baroque era, to the 20th century music covering operatic, oratorio and lied repertoire.
Ms. Anastasiades has collaborated with orchestras and conductors from the Metropolitan Opera New York – Gregory Buchalter; with the Varna International Orchestra, where she sang the role of Lauretta from “Gianni Schicchi” 2019.
In 2017/18 she was part of the OpernFest Prague, where she collaborated with Richard Hein, conductor of the Prague State Opera House (Národní Divadlo).
Mariza also sang with the Danube Symphony Orchestra – Andreas Déak in Budapest, June 2017. In 2018 she performed the role of Drusilla from “L’ incoronazione di Poppea” with the Larissa Symphony Orchestra – under the baton of Christos Ktistakis.
From a very young age she has taken part in specialized masterclasses regarding vocal techniques, interpretation aspects, with conductors, opera singers and vocal coaches such as Barbara Frittoli, Marco Balderi, Vitalba Mosca (Italy), Claudia Visca (Vienna), Andrea Rost(Germany), Kassandra Dimopoulou, Aris Christofellis(Greece), Marios Andreou(Cyprus), etc.
Ms Anastasiades studied Classical Singing and Opera in Austria (Conservatory of Vienna) and in Cyprus (M.Mus University of Nicosia), specializing in Italian Bel Canto repertory and vocal technique (MMus, Bmus).
In December 2013, Mariza received the 1st prize by the Kyrenia Opera Singing Competition 2013 that was held in New York. In 2015, she received a scholarship as “Student of Excellence in Singing” by the Maria Ioannou Foundation. Mariza is a graduate of the Limassol Music Lyceum “Marios Tokas”.
She is currently teaching talented children at the Pankyprion Odeon in Nicosia, and at the Music Schools of the Ministry of Education and Culture.