RETURNGalatia Amaxopoulou

Galatia Amaxopoulou

Soloist, Soprano
She was born in Tuapse, Russia in 1921. She studied at the Athens Conservatory under Elvira de Hidalgo and at the Vienna Music Academy with a scholarship by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation and the Bodossaki Foundation. She served as a permanent collaborator of the Greek National Opera (GNO) at the Royal Theater since its opening artistic season of 1939-1940. She first appeared on stage during the German occupation, initially as a member of the women’s chorus of the newly established institution, but soon thereafter, i.e. since as early as artistic season 1942-43, she was promoted to soloist, interpreting various roles, mostly operetta productions. She sang with the GNO for almost three decades in a row. She made her last appearance as La bohème’s Musetta during the artistic season 1967-68 but then she was persecuted for her political beliefs by the junta of the Colonels. She interpreted main leading and supporting roles in most operettas staged at the GNO: Das Land des Lächelns, Der Bettelstudent, The Godson (O Vaftistikos), Der Vogelhändler, Das Dreimädelhaus, Gräfin Mariza, Ein Walzertraum, Martha, Paganini, Das Hollandweibchen, In the Barracks (Sta Parapigmata), Christina. In addition to the above, she has also interpreted various roles in several operas: Manon, Rhea, Iphigénie en Tauride, La bohème, Tiefland, Carmen, Le nozze di Figaro, Perouzé, The Love for Three Oranges (L' amour des trois oranges). Recordings of Greek operettas from the 1960s in which she interpreted leading roles, such as The Godson (O vaftistikos), etc. can still be found in the Greek National Audiovisual Archive, formerly maintained by the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT). // Last update of the biography: November 2018 - The list of the productions below is continually updated.