Scilla Cristiano (Soprano) - APA Artists' Management Alexandra Mercer - www.apaartistsmanagement.com Born in Bologna, Italy, Scilla Cristiano began her career whilst very young, appearing in Henze’s Pollicino and Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at Bologna’s Teatro Comunale. Studying both piano and voice, she subsequently completed her degree with first-class honours at the Conservatoire G.B. Martini in Bologna. She went on to expand her repertory, studying with such teachers as Gloria Banditelli, William Matteuzzi, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, Claudio Desderi, Giulio Liguori, Anna Di Gennaro and Leone Magiera. She also attended the Accademia Rossiniana in Pesaro and the High Specialization Academy of the Festival Pucciano at Torre del Lago. Scilla Cristiano was prizewinner of several international singing competitions and gave a recital at the ceremony to award Joan Sutherland The Pagliughi La Siòla D’Oro, before the great Australian soprano and her husband Richard Bonynge.