Finals Performer | Shakira Tsindos

Tonight at 3MBS we are thrilled to welcome back mezzo soprano Shakira Tsindos to perform in the first round of finalists for series 3 of The Talent. 


Shakira completed her Bachelor of Music (Honours) at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music as a performance major, specialising in classical voice. This year she is the proud recipient of the coveted Joseph Sambrook Opera Scholarship with the esteemed Melba Opera Trust. Currently she holds a position in the Developing Artist program with Victorian Opera.

Earlier this year, Shakira made her professional principal debut in Victorian Opera‘s 2016 season of Lucia di Lammermoor, singing the role of Alisa alongside soprano Jessica Pratt. Other roles with Victorian Opera include; Dorothée in Massenet’s Cendrillon, Mum in Victorian Opera’s The Grumpiest Boy in the World, Ensemble in Victorian Opera’s ANZAC celebration Remembrance and most recently Ministrel in Laughter and Tears.

This October and November, Shakira will perform the roles of  Owl and Mrs Mayor in Victorian Opera’s production of The Pied Piper as a member of their Regional Victoria touring cast.

Other performance highlights include: Carmen in Carmen in the Caves, Snow White in Gordon Kerry’s Snow White and Other Grimm Tales, Consoler in Victorian Opera’s The Play of Herod, Edith in The Pirates of Penzance and Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady.

In February this year, Shakira performed as a soloist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Hitchcock and Herrmann, under the baton of Benjamin Northey. She has also performed as a soloist in Saint-Saens’ Christmas Oratorio, Ravel’s Shéhérazade, Lenthall’s Calls of War, Handel’s Messiah alongside solo recitals with Austral Salon.

For more information on Shakira, please head to her website:

Make sure to tune in at 7pm to hear Shakira perform in tonight’s episode of The Talent, in which she is joined by pianist Konrad Olszewski to perform the following repertoire:

  • Ombra mai fu from Serses by Handel
  • Faites-lui mes aveux from Faust by Gounod
  • Que fais-tu, blanche tourterelle from Roméo et Juliette by Gounod
  • Must the Winter come so soon by Barber

Can’t listen live? Don’t worry, there will be a podcast available from Wednesday October 12.


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