RETURNAngelica Cathariou

Angelica Cathariou

Soloist, Mezzo-Soprano
She was born in Athens. She studied piano under Aris Garoufalis and Dora Bakopoulou, obtaining a diploma in 1993, as well as singing at the Athenaeum Conservatory under Marina Krilovic (diploma 1993). She continued her voice studies in Italy, on a scholarship from the Alexandros Onassis Foundation, under Arrigo Pola, Dante Mazzola, Renata Scotto and Dino Egolfopoulos. She is a graduate of the Department of Music Science and Art, University of Macedonia and a Ph.D. of the University of York. She has appeared in opera houses in Northern Italy, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Carnegie Hall (New York), Athens Concert Hall, Moscow International Performing Arts Centre, Cité de la Musique (Paris), as well as at international festivals in Athens, Marseille, Budapest, Ferrara, etc. She collaborated with conductors Claudio Abbado, Michel Plasson, Alberto Zedda , Theodore Antoniou, Byron Fidetzis, etc. Her extensive repertory includes roles in operas and symphonic works, such as: Carmen, Falstaff, Peri’s Euridice, The threepenny opera [Die Dreigroschenoper], Britten’s cantata Phaedra, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Mozart’s Requiem and Jani Christou’s Symphony No. 1. She performs demanding works by 20th-century composers, such as Schoenberg, Boulez, Pärt, Berio, Mitropoulos, Skalkotas, etc. She has won the Leoncavallo award in Locarno, Switzerland. Since 2003, she is a coach in voice training for actors at the Department of Theater Studies, University of Peloponnese, and since 2010 teaches at the Monody Specialization Course, Department of Music Science and Art, University of Macedonia. She has made several recordings for BIS, Naïve, Naxos and Saphir. She has worked with the GNO in the productions of Faust (as Marthe, 2011/12) and Cinderella [La cenerentola] (as Tisbe, 2013/14). She has also participated in productions by GNO’s Experimental Theater (2008).