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Loukia Spanaki

Soloist, Soprano
She was born in Athens. He studied piano with Giorgos Manesis at the Conservatory of Piraeus Society, graduating with a diploma. She continued with studies in music theory, harmony, counterpoint and fugue at the Greek National Conservatoire. She took singing lessons at the Athenaeum Conservatory under Marina Krilovic. She undertook further studies in singing under Aris Christofellis and, as a scholar of the Maria Callas Foundation, in Milan under Maria Luisa Cioni. She won first prize in the National Competition of Opera by the Cultural Society ‘Techni’ (Thessaloniki 2000), as well as in the international competitions Concorso Internazionale Giuseppe Di Stefano (Sicily, 2003), and Associazione Lirica e Concertistica (Lyric and concert Association, Milan 2004). She debuted as a soloist in the Luglio Musicale Trapanese (Trapani), Italy as Lucia [Lucia di Lamermoor]. She has appeared in opera houses at major cities abroad, such as: Cremona, Pavia, Como, Brescia, Genoa (Teatro Carlo Felice), Stuttgart (Staatstheater Stuttgart). She sang in Beijing the leading role in the opera Lucia di Lammermour. In Greece, she has collaborated with the Athens Concert Hall, the Athens State Orchestra, the Orchestra of Colors, the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporations (ERT) Orchestra, as well as with the Athens Festival and the Epidaurus Festival. Her repertoire includes the roles: Violetta Valéry [La traviata] and Queen of the Night [The magic flute/Die Zauberflöte]. She worked with the GNO in 2006-2009, singing the roles: Rosalinde [The Bat/Die Fledermaus] (2006/07), Donna Anna [Don Giovanni] (2006/07), Musetta [La bohème] (2008/09).