About Maria Eleni
Maria Eleni Zollo is a vibrant, Greek American soprano, who brings authenticity and enthusiasm to everything she does. As an active recitalist, concert soloist and operatic performer, Maria Eleni has appeared with the Mannes Orchestra, the Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra, Apotheosis Opera, the Mannes Opera, Martina Arroyo's Prelude to Performance, Hunter Opera, Savannah Voice Festival, and the Lidal North International Opera Workshop at the Oslo Opera House. She was also a sposored recitalist with the New York City organization, Project 142. As well as performing standard repertoire, Maria Eleni has premiered the works of up and coming composers, including Nathan Fletcher and Zachary Gulaboff Davis. Maria Eleni holds a B.M from Mannes School of Music and a M.A from CUNY Hunter College, where she won the university concerto competition in spring of 2018. Maria Eleni has been the choir director and organist of Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY since 2013. She is very tied to her Greek American roots, and was named Miss Peloponessos in the 2016 Miss Greek Independence Day Pageant. That same year, she was also awarded the esteemed Pan Hellenic Scholarship. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, reading, cooking and playing with her Bichon Frisé, Marius.