Daniela Nineva – a scholarship holder of Raina Kabaivanska Fund at New Bulgarian University and of America for Bulgaria Foundation is among the finalists of the 71st edition of the prestigious music competition "Comunità Europea" 2017, organized by Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto “A. Belli” – Teatro Lirico dell’Umbria.
On 3rd of March took place the final round of the competition after which Daniela Nineva was selected and announced among the six finalists – singers from Bulgaria, Italy and the Czech Republic. Daniela Nineva performed "Habanera" from Carmen by Bizet and Cruda sorte from"The Italian Girl in Algiers" by Rossini. Members of the international jury were popular persons from contemporary opera world like: Edda Moser, Karen Stone, Claudio Desderi, Enrico Girardi etc. During the closing concert the finalists performed arias by Donizetti, Verdi, Mozart, Rossini, Puccini and Gounod deserving loud applauses of the audience.
Daniela Nineva is the next young artist from the School of Kabaivanska who succeeded to become a finalist of the competition in Spoleto - after the famous tenor Andrea Care won the prestigious music competition in 2005. The young mezzo-soprano participated in the master classes of Raina Kabaivanska organized by New Bulgarian University in the period 2014-2016. She won scholarships to continue her education with the great opera actress at the Institute "O. Vecchi-A. Tonelli" in Modena, Italy