31 October 2019 - Montenegrin opera singer Ivana Čanović, who has performed side by side with world-renowned stars for years and is a promoter of classical music not only in her home country, but around the world, recently performed at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
“I am absolutely honoured to be the very first opera singer performing on the Hollywood’s Walk of Fame for the fantastic Lina Wertmüller,” shared Čanović on her Instagram profile, revealing her excitement.
This month, on October 28th, Ivana performed during the star award ceremony honouring the phenomenal Italian screenwriter and film director Lina Wertmüller, on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, making history as the first opera singer to perform at this location, reports CdM.
“Absolutely the first opera singer in the history of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Thank you, my dear Mr. Pascal Vicedomini and congratulations to our Ms. Lina Wertmuller for the Star,” said Čanović after her performance, thrilled to be a part of the ceremony.
After the performance, Ivana was awarded the Los Angeles Festival Award as a Woman Contributing to the Development of Art in the World.
“So many wonderful emotions, after the surprise, the Los Angeles Capri Festival Award I was honoured to get from Tony Petruzzi and Pascal Vicedomini, who has invited me here in Hollywood, to be part of very important events, to support and honour one and only Lina Wertmüller. Couldn’t be happier! Thank you so much,” shared Čanović on social media.
Ivana was born in Nikšić, Montenegro, where she attended Dara Čokorilo Elementary Music School and Vasa Pavić High School of Music. Čanović then studied at the Royal Academy in London, graduated and received a master's degree from the Department of Opera Music at the prestigious Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome.
Ivana is a winner of Eurovision Classical Music organized by Classical Radio in Vienna in 2015, winner of a special award at the 2017 Opera Singers Competition, winner of the 2018 Opera Singers Competition in Spoleto, winner of the first Puccini and Cupisti Award for Best Young Voice at The 2018 Puccini Festival. She performed in China, Panama, Austria, England, Greece, Iran, France, Germany, Russia, Spain, Italy and Portugal and even realized her dream of singing with Andrea Bocelli.