Elbenita Kajtazi Halimi today is Gretel of Humperdinck

Today, in Essen, Germany, at the Aalto Theater will be premiered the opera “Hansi and Greta” by composer Engelbert Humperdinck for the public. In the role of Greta will be soprano Elbenita Kajtazi Halimi, a singer that this year will bring 7 debuts. Elbenita is one of those Albanian artists who with much work and confidence continue to build a career in international stages. The soprano from Mitrovica is graduated in the University of Pristina. She debuted for the first time on stage in 2009 with Kosovo’s “Philharmonic Orchestra”. In January 2017 in the “Francesco Vinas” contest held in Spain, she was among the 6 best contestans from 509 of participants who came from 62 countries of the world. In a short time her opera career has become known and deserved.  New contracts were signed for this artist as soon as she became part of the “Deutche Oper Berlin” thanks to the win of an audition in this important theater. She has been part of the “Deutsche Oper Berlin” for three years, performing various roles as Frasquita / Carmen, Gianetta / L’elisir d’amore, Papagena / Die Zauberflöte, , ‘Annina’ / ‘La Traviata’, ‘Anna’ / ‘Nabucco’ and so on. After winning the first prize at the Riccardo Zandonai Competition, she was awarded a contract by the opera “Daegu” in South Korea where she performed in 2015. Elbenita has performed at the Salzburg Festival with Placido Domingo with the Munich Radio Orchestra in the role of ‘Crobyle’ in Massenets ‘Thais’ work. In the autumn of 2016, the artist performed at the Grand Theéâtre de Genève where a very strong relationship between this theater and Deutsche Oper Berlin would again bring the artist back to this magical theater. Some days ago Elbenita herself expressed gratitude to all those who support and trust in her work. In a post of days ago on her fb.she thanks her teacher, her husband who is also a composer in affirmation, her “protecting angel”  Vera Calabria and as she always does  her model in life, the world-famous Albanian soprano, Ermonela Jaho. She is grateful to these important people in her life,  promising  that making herself proud would make them proud too. Elbenita is making proud  many Albanians who follow her with love and believe in her success today and every day that comes!

/E.B./

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