Aastha Mohapatra – First Opera Singer From Odisha Who Sings In Four Languages
Bhubaneswar: The first opera singer from Odisha–Aastha Mohapatra who has soared above the instrumental line and adapted to the dramatic demands of theatre shows.
Aastha has so far received more than 50 awards by performing opera songs on various national and international platforms including the special mention award in the International Art Song Festival organised by KMMC Chennai and Trinity Laban London in 2021. Aastha is also a member of the Lyric Ensemble of Delhi, a classical, jazz and broadway ensemble and she has been performing across the city in different shows and recitals.
Aastha, who is also a meritorious student, started her journey originally with Hindustani Classical Music in 2008 when she was all of six. Three years later, she was selected as a member of the prestigious Mozart Children’s Choir of India, an initiative started by the Austrian Embassy and Pandit Ravi Shankar, and got exposure to Western classical music and opera. She has since been honing her skills in this art form
Aastha is currently a student of Soprano Situ Singh Buehler and she has been training with her for past five years.
The Odia opera singer sings in English, French, German and Italian languages.
She is a 20-year old Economics student of Lady Shri Ram College.
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