Alaina Saliba is a Lebanese-American soprano and crossover singing actor.
Ms. Saliba is known for both her coloratura sound and her crossover performances in musical theater and jazz, appearing with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, AIMS Festival Orchestra, and the Dayton Philharmonic Concert Band. Having a strong affinity for art song, she recently collaborated with pianist Daniel Overly in Teams Performances and Masterclasses for Cleveland’s Art Song Festival, working with artists Warren Jones, Craig Terry, Tamara Wilson, and David Portillo. Her recent operatic appearances include Ilia in Idomeneo, Nannetta in Falstaff, Elvira in I Puritani, Violetta in La Traviata, Adina in L'Elisir d'Amore, and First Witch in a thrilling filmed production of Dido and Aeneas. Alaina has earned top honors at Ohio NATS competitions, receiving first place in her category in 2019. Lauded performances in musical theater roles earned Ms. Saliba a nomination by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. She was recently named a finalist in the Vann Vocal Institute Competition in Montgomery, Alabama. As a Young Artist, Ms. Saliba has performed in Westminster Choir College’s CoOPERAtive Program, the AIMS Opera Studio, and the Patti and Allan Herbert Program in Salzburg, Austria. Ms. Saliba holds her Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she was awarded the Pauline Thesmacher Award for Artistic Excellence in Voice and studied under the tutelage of Dr. Mary Schiller.
Ms. Saliba's full resume can be found below.