Elia / soprano
Cypriot soprano Margarita Elia studied at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Debrecen, Hungary. She has performed with a number of renowned orchestras, such as the Szolnok Philharmonic and Failoni Orchestra in Hungary, the Moscow Virtuosi, the Bulgarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, the Kibbutz Orchestra and New Haifa Symphony Orchestra in Israel, the Radom Camerata in Poland, and the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. Her operatic appearances include the role of the Queen of the Night in Mozartís The Magic Flute, the roles of Le Feu and Le Rossignol in Ravelís Líenfant et les sortileges, Eleonora in Salieriís Prima la musica e poi le parole, Madame Herz in Mozartís Schauspieldirektor and the title role of Donizettiís Caterina Cornaro to much acclaim. Her concert performances include the soprano parts in Mozartís C minor Mass, Haydnís The Creation and Beethovenís 9th Symphony. Margarita is a dedicated supporter of contemporary music and has given many world premiere performances, including the leading solo part in Aphroditi Kyprogenia by Cypriot composer Fedros Kavallaris in Paris and the soprano part in Requiem Domesticus by Carlos Alberto Vasquez in Puerto Rico, as well as a number of Cyprus premieres, including, John Cage's The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs, Stravinskyís Les Noces, and Barberís Hermit Songs Op.29, amongst others.