Mezzo-soprano Shakira Tsindos is a 2021/2022 young artist at the National Opera Studio in London and an Emerging Artist for the Oxford Liederfest. She has appeared with Opera Australia and Victorian Opera with roles including Dorothée Cendrillon, Il Cucolo The Sleeping Beauty, Alisa Lucia di Lammermoor, Kate Pinkerton Madama Butterfly and with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. Further UK and European debuts include the title role in Carmen, Dorabella Così fan tutte, Zerlina Don Giovanni, Second Witch Dido and Aeneas and she will create the role of the Daughter Generation for HERA by Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian. Shakira most recently won the Nigel Beale 1st Prize at the Hurn Court Opera competition and 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.