Greek Cypriot Australian soprano Christina Aloneftis will perform for the first time with concert pianist Konrad Olszewski in the show The Life and Love of the Woman.

Featuring music by Bellini, Piazzolla, Tchaikovsky and Gerswin, with the centrepieces of the evening including Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben and the Australian premiere of Manos Haztidakis’ song cycle, Magnus Eroticus Op. 30 (1972).

The dynamic duo will take you on an eclectic journey through various repertoires which celebrate and define the woman, with particular attention paid to the rarely-performed and melancholic sounds of Greek Classical Art Song. This might be the last time to catch Christiana Aloneftis before she leaves Australia to study at the internationally-renowned La Scala in Milan.

The Life and Love of the Woman will be performed at fortyfivedownstairs 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne on Thursday 27 March, at 7.30 pm. For tickets and info visit