Alaina Saliba is a Lebanese-American soprano and Cleveland-based singing actor.
A recent master's graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Alaina Saliba is passionate about bringing music to the Cleveland community and beyond. Upon returning from Salzburg, Austria, where she was an artist with the Patti and Allan Herbert Frost School of Music Program, she will continue singing throughout Ohio with various engagements in Fall 2022. Recent appearances include the Art Song Festival alongside pianist Daniel Overly in both Teams Performances and Masterclasses with Warren Jones, Craig Terry, Tamara Wilson, and David Portillo. Recent roles and scenes appearances include Ilia in Idomeneo, Elvira in I Puritani, Violetta in La Traviata, Adina in L'Elisir d'Amore, Frasquita in Carmen, Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Norina in Don Pasquale. During the pandemic, Ms. Saliba played First Witch in a film production of Dido and Aeneas, in conjunction with the Cleveland Institute of Music and Akron-based film company Red Point Digital. Additional past roles include Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, Meg in Little Women, Jane in Babes in Toyland, Sandy in Grease, Velma in Chicago, and Rosina in The Barber of Seville. She was a regular performer for the Opera Guild of Dayton's Children's Traveling Opera from 2018 through 2020, bringing opera to elementary schools in the Dayton area. Alaina has performed in the chorus of Dayton Opera's Turandot as part of Dayton Opera Apprentice Program. She has been a featured soloist with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Dayton Philharmonic Concert Band. Most recently, Alaina sang with the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra as the Soprano Soloist for John Rutter's "Mass of the Children." Alaina has earned honors at Ohio NATS, receiving first place in her category in 2019 and second place in 2017. She was selected as a winner of the University of Dayton Honors Recital in 2018, 2019 and 2020. In 2019, Alaina studied as part of the Opera Studio of the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. In the Summer of 2021, Alaina was a young artist with the CoOPERAtive program at Westminster Choir College.
Ms. Saliba's full resume can be found below.