RETURNLydia Aggelopoulou

Lydia Aggelopoulou

Soloist, Mezzo-soprano
She was born in Athens. She studied Chemistry at the University of Athens and voice with Gogo Georgilopoulou at the National Conservatory, graduating with honors and first prize. She also studied acting at the Drama School of the Conservatory of Athens and directing at the Theater of Changes. She followed courses under the Kammersängerin Olivera Miljakovic in Vienna and she graduated from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, having studied under Ηelene Mezriczky-Karusso. She participated in concerts in Vienna, Salzburg, Turin. She participated in the presentation of the work Zorbas by Mikis Theodorakis at the Teatro Principal in Valencia and at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus as part of the Athens Festival. She collaborated with the Athens Concert Hall (MMA) in the first production of the Opera Studio (Le nozze di Figaro, 1993/94) and in the co-production of the Organization of the Athens Concert Hall (OMMA) /GNO for the work Die Walküre, under the direction of Miltiades Caridis (1991-1992). She collaborated with the Athens Camerata, the Athens Chamber Opera, and the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT). Since 1995 she has been a permanent soloist of the GNO, having interpreted such leading roles in such workd as Carmen, L’Assedio di Corinto, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Il trovatore, Carmen, Rigoletto, Cavalleria rusticana, Les contes d'Hoffmann, La clemenza di Tito, Die Walküre, Adriana Lecouvreur, Eugene Onegin, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, etc. She has repeatedly starred in the operettas The Godson and The Apaches of Athens. Her repertoire also includes oratorios and cantatas. She was Head of the GNO Artistic Actions. She teaches at the Nakas Conservatory and the National Conservatory of Athens. // Last update of the biography: December 2015 - The list of productions below is continually updated.