Iphigeneia Ioannou-Ralli

Soloist, Soprano
She was born in Kyrenia, Cyprus. She attended piano and singing classes at the Music Academy of Nicosia and then studied at the Apollonian Conservatory of Athens, graduating with honors, first prize, gold medal and a cash prize in memory of soprano Alexandra Trianti. In 1979, on a scholarship from the Maria Callas Foundation, she continued studying for three years in Milan under Carlo Castelliani. She appeared in recitals and concerts in Italy and excelled at music competitions for singing. She has given recitals in Karditsa and Thessaloniki as part of the Thessaloniki International Fair. She collaborated with the Athens State Orchestra (1986, 1987) and the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra (1990). She worked with the GNO from 1986 to 1994, appearing in four operas and an operetta, in a total of 10 productions and/or revivals. She sang starring, but mainly secondary soprano roles, such as: Pamina [The magic flute/Die Zauberflöte], Vera [Apaches of Athens/Oi apahides ton Athinon], Countess Ceprano [Rigoletto], Ines [The troubadour/Il Trovatore], Annina [The fallen woman/La traviata] and Kate Pinkerton [Madama Butterfly]. She has recorded for television and radio in Athens, Thessaloniki and Cyprus. / /Last update of the biography: December 2015 - The list of productions below is continually updated.