Katy (Katerina) Apostolaki

Soloist, Mezzo-Soprano
She was born in Piraeus. She studied at the National Conservatory under Maggie Karatzas, graduating with distinction for outstanding performance. She continued studying in Salzburg, where, in the context of her studies, she participated in the presentation of the work Stabat Mater by Pergolesi in the Aula Academica. She was invited to the Hamburg Opera [Hamburgische Staatsoper], where she sang in the opera The Troubadour [Il trovatore] and she collaborated with the Theater Aachen. She gave recitals in Greece and abroad and made recordings for radio and television. She first appeared in the GNO in 1966 in the operas Rigoletto and The Troubadour. She was recruited by the GNO in 1975. During the period from 1967 to 1992 she appeared at the GNO in 36 works, in 80 productions and/or production revivals. She covered primary and secondary roles of a wide repertoire. Among others, she sang in the works Manon Lescaut, House of the Three Girls [Das Dreimädelhaus], Anna Bolena, The Bat [Die Fledermaus], Eugene Onegin, Boris Godunov, The Rake’s Progress, The Sleepwalker [La sonnambula ], The Sicilian Vespers [I vespri siciliani] (Athens Festival, 1978), Salome (Athens Festival, 1980) Betrothal in a Monastery, Madame Butterfly [Madama Butterfly], The Barber of Seville [Il barbiere di Siviglia], Cavalleria rusticana, The Child and the Spells [L’enfant et les sortilèges], The Power of Fate [La forza del destino], The Fallen Woman [La traviata], Queen of spades, Maria Golovin, The Tales of Hoffmann [Les contes d’Hoffmann], The Girl of the West [La fanciulla del West] and Iphigenia in Tauris [Iphigénie en Tauride] (Athens Festival, 1988), et al. She teaches singing at the Conservatory of Athens.