RETURNDimitra Theodossiou

Dimitra Theodossiou

Soloist, Soprano
She was born in Zurich in 1965. She studied music theory and singing in Munich and Kassel. In 1992, she moved on to the Opera School of the Munich Academy of Music and attended seminars on stage performance at the Munich National Theater with James King and Josef Metternich. She won awards at the international singing contests: "Maria Callas" (Special Prize, 1993), "Viotti" (1994), "Di Stefano" (1st Prize, 1995), Plácido Domingo's "Operalia II / World Opera Competition" (2nd Prize and audience award), "Verdi I' Oro" (Milan, 2002), etc. In 1995, she interpreted for the first time the role of Violetta in the opera The Fallen Woman / La traviata at the Athens Concert Hall and participated in a tour of Milan's La Scala to Japan. Thereafter, she sang in major European opera houses, interpreting roles from 14 operas by Verdi (1996/97). In 1999, her interpretation of Odabella in the opera Atilla in Trieste and Parma established her as a significant interpreter of the Verdi and the bel canto repertoire. She then appeared in that same role in Florence, Athens, London, Venice, Rome (2001/05). In the context of the 100th anniversary of Verdi's death (2001), she sang in Requiem at La Scala under conductor Riccardo Muti. She interpreted leading roles in major opera houses around Europe, North and South America, and Japan. She worked together with prominent conductors, such as Muti, Gelmetti, Elder, Viotti, Gergiev, et al. Her repertoire includes roles from operas by Donizetti, Verdi, Rossini, and Bellini. She has been working with the GNO since 1998/99. She has interpreted the roles of Anna Bolena, Odabella [Attila], Leonore [The Τroubadour / Il trovatore], Violetta [The Fallen Woman / La traviata], Elisabeth [Don Carlo] (co-production with the Athens Concert Hall, 2005/06), Desdemona [Othello/Otello] (Herodeion, 2006), Aida (Herodeion, 2009), Norma (Herodeion, 2010), Lady Macbeth [Macbeth, 2012/13].