Elbenita Kajtazi, finalist at the Paris Opera Competition
“And the work is rewarded …” this is how the Albanian soprano from Kosovo, Elbenita Kajtazi, addressed her friends in fb. while sharing the news that she will perform with the Hamburg Philharmonic. At the concert to be held on August 25, Elbenita is expected to sing “I Feel Pretty” and the duet “Balcony Scene” by “West Side Story” by composer Leonard Bernstein. The Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra will be directed by the well-known American conductor Kent Nagano. In this same concert that will be forwarded to the viewers from the prestigious “Arte” and Zdf “canals is also the famous Russian pianist Nikolai Lugansky. Meanwhile, the Albanian artist of the lyrical scene, with passion, talent and will to sing, is also one of the finalists of Operalias, the world-wide voicemail competition to be held next month in Lisbon, Portugal. We emphasize that in this competition each year apply for more than 1000 singers. Elbenita will compete among 40 candidates. This competition is organized by Plácido Domingo, the famous singer and director general of the Los Angeles Opera. While last month she was successful at the Essen Philharmonic in the interpretation of Haydn’s orator, Elbenita has announced one of her recent achievements. Dear friends, I am very happy to share with you this wonderful news that I was selected as a finalist in the prestigious competition “Paris Opera Competition” and I will be representing my country Kosova with 10 finalists from different places of the world.