Sofia Greca

Soloist, Mezzo-Soprano
She first worked with the Greek National Opera as a chorister. As a soloist, she debuted in the operetta Das Land des Lächelns (as Annie) in 1942/43. From 1942 to 1965, she participated in more than fifty GNO productions and/or revivals. She interpreted lead and supporting roles in eight operas and nine operettas, including Cavalleria rusticana (Mamma Lucia), Franz Lehár’s Friederike (Christelle) and Paganini (Corallina), Die Lustige Witwe (Praskovia), Emmerich Káláman’s Die Zirkusprinzessin (Mary) and Das Hollandweibchen (Salina von Vonvechost), Bedřich Smetana’s Prodaná nevěsta (Ludmila), Il barbiere di Siviglia (Berta), Rigoletto (Giovanna), Oscar Strauss’ Ein Walzertraum (Friederike) and Franz Schubert and Heinrich Berté’s Das Dreimädelhaus (Prametsberger). She has also appeared in productions of Greek works, such as Andreas Nezeritis’ opera The King Sunless (as Domna, 1948-1949), Georgios Sklavos’ Lestenitsa (as Maro, 1947/48), Manolis Kalomiris’ Protomastoras (Odeon of Herodes Atticus, 1950/51), Petros Petridis’ ballet O pramateftis [The Pedlar] (as Old Woman, 1943/44, 1947/48), as well as in Theophrastos Sakellaridis’ operettas Sta parapigmata [At the barracks] (as Mando) and Ο Vaftistikos [Τhe Godson] (as Cook). Most of the operettas in which she sang from 1942 to 1952 were GNO premieres. // Last update of the biography: March 2020 - The list of the productions below is complete.