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Jenny Drivala-Modinou

Soloist, Soprano
Born in Kalamata in 1957. She studied Byzantine literature at the University of Athens, classical ballet ( Morianova School), acting at the National Theatre School, piano (under Ekat. Pantzari and G. Arvanitakis) and singing (under Eirini Lambrinidou and Mireille Flery) at the Athens Conservatory. She completed her music studies at the University of Bremen under John Modinos (1980). Her awards include the 3rd prize at the International Singing Competition of Toulouse (1977 ) and Gold Medal of the City, 1st prize at the Vincenzo Bellini International Competition (1983) and the special "Maria Callas" award. Beginning at Teatro Petruzzelli Bari (1983) she sang for major opera houses around the world: Teatro of Musical Florentine May, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Vienna State Opera, Metropolitan Opera House, Victorian Opera Melbourne, Theatre Colón (Buenos Aires). Her first role with the Greek National Opera was as Lucia in 1981 Lucia di Lammermoor. From 1982-2007 she interpreted leading roles in approximately twenty operas: La traviata, Rigoletto, L 'assedio di Corinto (Greek National Opera premiere), Attila, Anna Bolena, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, The Seven Deadly Sins [Die sieben Todsünden] (Greek National Opera premiere), Die Zauberflöte, La bohème, Pagliacci, Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Die Fledermaus, Faust (Athens Festival, 1994 ) etc. She has performed in ancient drama and cinema. Since 2008 she works as a director. She has sung in the world premieres The Return of Helen of Thanos Mikroutsikos (1993) and Antigone by Mikis Theodorakis (1999) at the Athens Concert Hall. She has recorded many music albums. // Last update of the biography: December 2015 - The list of productions below is continually updated.