Second Witch, dido and aeneas

Festival Monastery Concert Maulbronn


Pforzheimer Zeitung - 27 May 2019

“Der neben seiner Regie-Aufgabe zusätzlich als böser Geist auftretende Countertenor Wanderer, der mit seinen beiden feurigen Hexen (Mezzosopranistin Shakira Tsindos und Sopranistin Sophie Sparrow) die Fäden der gemeinen Verschwörung gegen Dido zieht.”

“In addition to his directing role as the evil spirit, countertenor Wanderer orchestrates the sinister plot against Dido with his two fiery witches (mezzo-soprano Shakira Tsindos and soprano Sophie Sparrow).”

agatha, By the Light of the Moon



OperaChaser - 31 May 2018

"Most importantly, it’s sung with clarity and acted with such conviction by a troupe of enthusiastic and exceptional singers - Kate Amos, Eleanor Blythman, Shakira Tsindos, Nathan Lay, Simon Meadows and Michael Lapina with expert piano accompaniment by Jane Matheson/Pam Christie - that no kid critic could criticise."

possum, The Magic Pudding


O'Connell The Music - 20 March 2018

"Both Dugan and Tsindos as the thieving Wombat and Possum leaped into their roles with plenty of vim"

OperaChaser - 16 March 2018

"Puddin’ Thieves Shakira Tsindos as Possum and Shakira Dugan as Wombat, were a perfect borderline bumbling pair in their conniving pursuits."

Stage Whispers - 14 March 2018

"Mezzos Shakira Dugan and Shakira Tsindos did well as the Pudding Thieves"

St Matthew's Passion (1777)



O'Connell the Music - 20th February 2018

"Both soprano Suzanne Shakespeare and mezzo Shakira Tsindos took on the minute parts of the servant-girls questioning Peter outside the High Priest’s house.  Both were enlisted for meditative ariosos/arias after Peter’s denial and after Christ’s interchange with Pilate, pages that asked for and received a good deal of plangency but calculated for comfortable singing – nothing like the terrifically exposed female solo lines that the elder Bach wrote."

Brava Tour



Otago Daily Times - 25th September 2017

"The women recreated the songs’ drama with accomplished ease, moving with lithe grace, and in sympathy with the music... their voices are strong and uniquely coloured so each number had depth and variety."

Dorabella, Cosi Fan Tutte



Brian Dickie - 1st August 2017

"There was an excellent Cosi with a beautifully balanced cast - great sisters (Anush Avetisyan and Shakira Tsindos)"

The Creation


(L-R) Andrew Staples, Neal Davies, Siobhan Stagg, Shakira Tsindos and Sir Andrew Davis

(L-R) Andrew Staples, Neal Davies, Siobhan Stagg, Shakira Tsindos and Sir Andrew Davis

Limelight - 17th June 2017

"A key focus-point of the oratorio is, of course, its archangels Uriel, Gabriel, and Raphael, performed by Staples, Stagg, and Davies respectively. Emerging mezzo-soprano Shakira Tsindos joined the cast for the final chorus."

Bachtrack - 18th June 2017

"As a trio of angels, briefly joined at the end by mezzo Shakira Tsindos, the soloists were suitably heavenly of voice."

Classic Melbourne - 20th June 2017

"The final chorus of praise saw mezzo soprano Shakira Tsindos join the other soloists for their very brief contribution to the ‘’Amens”, and orchestra and choir concluded the performance with an energetic flourish, leaving us with Haydn’s infectious joyfulness."

The Sleeping Beauty



O'Connell The Music - 13th March 2017

"The Nightingale/Cuckoo duet that begins the opera in a lush field of impressionism found Zoe Drummond and Shakira Tsindos sharing the labour – and the pages are not easy; although not asking for dynamic projection, they do hold an amount of fioriture that is high and exposed."

Man in Chair - 12th March 2017

"Zoe Drummond and Shakira Tsindos get the performance off to a terrific start with their gorgeous vocals as the Nightingale and the Cuckoo"

Classic Melbourne - 16th March 2017

"Victorian Opera’s voices are young, but exceptional. All of the score was beautifully handled by all performers – every moment was delivered with delightful accuracy, clarity and expression throughout."

The Talent Semi-finals



3MBS The Talent - 12th October 2016

"Shakira then moved on to Gounod’s Faites-lui mes aveux. A truly captivating aria, bathing the listener in French grandeur, juxtaposed against sections of conflicting emotions."

Minstrel, Laughter and Tears


The Guardian - 15th August 2016

"A showcase of sorts for five of the best from Victorian Opera’s professional development program – Kate Amos, Daniel Carison, Michael Petruccelli, Michelle McCarthy and Shakira Tsindos."

Herald Sun - 15th August 2016

[Michael Petruccelli] is joined by fellow members of VO’s Professional Development Program, Kate Amos, Daniel Carison, Michelle McCarthy and Shakira Tsindos, performing their best as Laughter’s minstrels.

Limelight - 14th August 2016

"Laughter allows some up-and-coming singers of the company a chance to shine. Michael Petrucelli acquits himself well as Arlecchino, assisted by the well-blended voices of Kate Amos, Daniel Carison, Michelle McCarthy and Shakira Tsindos."

Man in Chair - 14th August 2016

"Talented young singers Kate Amos, Daniel Carison, Michelle McCarthy and Shakira Tsindos join Petruccelli as wobbly minstrels trying to stay on track in the chaos of act one."

Dorothée, Cendrillon


Classic Melbourne - 19th July 2016

"Cristina Russo and Shakira Tsindos made a lively pair of horrible sisters, more ugly of character than physical appearance... The trio drew quite a few laughs with their pouting and prancing and generally rude behaviour."

Stage Whispers - 18th July 2016

"...Cristina Russo and Shakira Tsindos playing her daughters, getting lots of laughs."

Alisa, Lucia di Lammermoor


Photo credit Jeff Busby/Victorian Opera

Photo credit Jeff Busby/Victorian Opera

Photo credit Jeff Busby/Victorian Opera

Photo credit Jeff Busby/Victorian Opera

Photo credit: Victorian Opera

Photo credit: Victorian Opera

Man in Chair - 13th April 2016

"In a highly auspicious professional debut, Shakira Tsindos lends strong support as Lucia’s maid and companion Alisa, more than holding her own as she sings with Pratt in Act One."

Herald Sun - 13th April 2016

"Shakira Tsindos is a demure and sweetly sung Alisa"

The Sydney Morning Herald - 13th April 2016

"Smaller roles –  Shakira Tsindos' maid ... made their marks in various ways."

Australian Book Review - 14th April 2016

"Still, Donizetti animates and melodises all his characters, however minor. Shakira Tsindos was a striking Alisa."

Classic Melbourne - 14th April 2016

"Shakira Tsindos was a sympathetic Alisa"

Stage Whispers - 13th April 2016

"... Shakira Tsindos ... distinguished themselves in smaller roles."

Cut Common - 21st April 2016

"Mezzo Shakira Tsindos is charming as Lucia’s handmaiden, Alisa."

Daily Review - 15th April 2016

"There are nice turns from Jud Arthur as resident chaplain Raimondo and Shakira Tsindos as Lucia’s handmaiden."

Finalist, Opera Scholar of the Year Competition


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Ovens and Murray - 20th January 2016

"Solos from scholar of the year finalists Elizabeth Barrow, Shakira Tsindos and Stephen Marsh thrilled the audience."

Mum, The Grumpiest Boy in the World


Photo credit Victorian Opera

Photo credit Victorian Opera

Classic Melbourne - 7th October 2015

"Shakira Tsindos performed her role with real warmth – she shows a likeable stage presence."