RECIPIENT OF THE DALCHERI SCHOLARSHIP
A force of nature on stage and in life, mezzo-soprano Kristina Fekonja, brings passion and intensity to everything she performs.
Kristina is not afraid to call the stage her home as she has been performing since she was 6 years old, and continues to find opportunities to share her voice, and the poetry in songs to audiences everywhere. This childhood desire to sing followed Kristina all the way to university, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM), and has recently graduated with her Honours Degree in Music.
A seasoned performer, Kristina has been involved with a multitude of productions, ensembles and other performance opportunities, such as; The Merry Widow (GSOV), Messa Di Gloria by Puccini (CitiOpera), The Grumpiest Boy in the World (Victorian Youth Opera), The Magic Flute as Third Knaben (MCM), Il Trovatore (CitiOpera), soloist in Stabat Mater by Pergolesi in Passion, Lament, Glory (MCM), Dorabella in Così Fan Tutte (MCM), The Second Hurricane (Victorian Youth Opera), William Tell (Victorian Opera) and Sœur St Charles and Mother Jeanne (cover) in Dialogues des Carmélites (MCM).
Kristina has been involved with the Opera Scholars Australia program for two years now, and this season was awarded the Dalcheri Scholarship. The program has provided so many learning and performance opportunities in such a nurturing and supportive environment, perfectly suited for young and developing artists.