RETURNDaphne Evangelatos

Daphne Evangelatos

Soloist, Mezzo-Soprano
Daughter of the composer Antiochos Evangelatos and sister of the director Spyros Evangelatos. She was born in Athens in 1946. She studied voice at the Greek Conservatory under Nounouka Fragia-Spiliopoulou. She continued her studies in Vienna and at the Opera Studio of the Bavarian State Opera (Munich). She first appeared at the Salzburg Festival, as well as in the USA in 1985 and Tokyo in 1987. Up to 1995 she was a key performer of the Bavarian State Opera. She collaborated with major operas of European cities, such as: Milan, Rome, Venice, Naples, Paris, Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Cologne, Dresden, Brussels, Barcelona, Edinburgh Festival, Aix-en-Provence. She sang under distinguished conductors such as Karl Böhm, Claudio Abbado, Carlos Kleiber, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Riccardo Chailly, Georges Prêtre, Miltiadis Karidis, etc. She first appeared in Greece as a composer (Ariadne auf Naxos) with the Bavarian State Opera (Athens Festival, 1981). She has interpreted leading and supporting mezzo-soprano roles such as: Carmen, Amneris [Aida], Fenena [Nabucco], Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Charlotte (Werther), Fricka and Waltraute (Der Ring des Nibelungen), etc. She interpreted 20th century works of the composers Bartók, Stravinsky, Menotti, Krenek, Penderecki, Henze, Nono, Kounadis, Antoniou, etc. Her repertoire also includes oratorios, symphonic works and Lieder. She was teaching systematically, while her students excelled and still excel in Greece and abroad. She taught at the University of Music in Munich, and since 2001 she has been Vice-Chancellor of the same Institution. In 2003 she was elected Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen. In addition, she often participated as a member of the jury in international song contests. At the GNO she performed such roles as Sextus (La clemenza di Tito, 1985/86, 1986/87), Madame Flora (The medium, 1999/2000), Lysistrata (2001/02, Athens Concert Hall), Jocasta (Oedipus Rex) and at the symphonic ballad of Antiochos Evangelatos The Maiden and Charon (I ligeri kai o haros, 1991/1992). // // Last update of the biography: November 2021 - The list of productions below is continually updated.